Historical Events For 1740
Monday, 25 September 2017
Aug 13 Hunger strike in Rotterdam on this day in history.
Aug 14 Pius VII, [Luigi B Chiaramonti], bishop of Imola/Pope (1800-23) in the year 1740.
Aug 15 M Claudius, writer in the year 1740.
Aug 23 Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41) on this day in history.
Aug 26 On this day in history 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 On this day in history chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia
Oct 08 On this day in history michel-Julien Mathieu, composer
Oct 09 Neth gov-general Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia in the year 1740.
Oct 14 In the year 1740 joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05)
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 On this day in history karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies
Oct 20 On this day in history maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
Oct 26 Ernest Louis Muller, composer in the year 1740.
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] in the year 1740.
Oct 29 In the year 1740 james Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer
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 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer on this day in history.
Dec 16 Prussian Libya falls to Silezie in the year 1740.
Dec 26 Mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies on this day in history.