Historical Events For 1740
Monday, 24 July 2017
Aug 13 In the year 1740 hunger strike in Rotterdam
Aug 14 Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23) in the year 1740.
Aug 15 M Claudius, writer on this day in history.
Aug 23 In the year 1740 ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
Aug 26 In the year 1740 joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)
Aug 26 The birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon in the year 1740.
Oct 08 On this day in history chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia
Oct 08 Michel-Julien Mathieu, composer in the year 1740.
Oct 09 Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia on this day in history.
Oct 14 Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05) on this day in history.
Oct 17 On this day in history ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia
Oct 20 On this day in history belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women)
Oct 20 Karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies in the year 1740.
Oct 20 On this day in history maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
Oct 26 On this day in history ernest Louis Muller, composer
Oct 28 In the year 1740 anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47
Oct 28 Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia [OS=Oct 17] on this day in history.
Oct 29 In the year 1740 james Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer
Oct 29 The birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist on this day in history.
Oct 31 William Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence) in the year 1740.
Nov 24 In the year 1740 john Bacon, English sculptor
Dec 13 In the year 1740 franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
Dec 16 Prussian Libya falls to Silezie on this day in history.
Dec 26 Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies on this day in history.