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