Historical Events For 1740
Monday, 24 April 2017
Aug 13 Hunger strike in Rotterdam in the year 1740.
Aug 14 On this day in history pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23)
Aug 15 On this day in history m Claudius, writer
Aug 23 In the year 1740 ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)
Aug 26 On this day in history joseph-Michel Montgolfier, France, aeronaut (ballooning)
Aug 26 The birth of Joseph Montgolfier, With his brother invented the hot air balloon on this day in history.
Oct 08 Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia in the year 1740.
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 in the year 1740.
Oct 14 On this day in history joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05)
Oct 17 Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia in the year 1740.
Oct 20 Belle van Zuylen, Neth/Swiss writer (Three Women) on this day in history.
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 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 In the year 1740 the birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist
Oct 31 In the year 1740 william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)
Nov 24 John Bacon, English sculptor in the year 1740.
Dec 13 In the year 1740 franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer
Dec 16 On this day in history prussian Libya falls to Silezie
Dec 26 In the year 1740 mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies