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Historical Events In 1740

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Aug 13   On this day in history hunger strike in Rotterdam  

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) on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1740.  

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   Joannes Siberg, Dutch governor-general of Neth Indies (1801-05) on this day in history.  

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   Karl VI, German emperor (1711-40), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 20   Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia in the year 1740.  

Oct 26   On this day in history ernest Louis Muller, composer  

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] in the year 1740.  

Oct 29   James Boswell, Scotland, Samuel Johnson's biographer in the year 1740.  

Oct 29   The birth of James Boswell, Scottish biographer and diarist in the year 1740.  

Oct 31   In the year 1740 william Paca, US judge/signer (Declaration of Independence)  

Nov 24   John Bacon, English sculptor on this day in history.  

Dec 13   In the year 1740 franz Xaver Schnitzer, composer  

Dec 16   Prussian Libya falls to Silezie on this day in history.  

Dec 26   In the year 1740 mauritius Louis II earl of Nassau, lt-gen (12 children), dies  

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Famous Birthdays In 1740

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 03   Guillaume Lasceux, composer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 07   In the year 1740 birth of adam-Philippe Custine, French earl/general/MP  

Feb 12   On this day in history birth of matej Sojka, composer  

Feb 15   Ernst Eichner, composer was born in the year 1740.  

Feb 16   In the year 1740 birth of giambattista Bodoni, Saluzzo Italy, printer/typeface designer (Bodoni)  

Feb 17   In the year 1740 birth of horace B de Saussure, Swiss physicist/geologist  

Mar 06   Giovanni Meli, Siclian poet (Buccolica) was born on this day in history.  

Mar 19   In the year 1740 birth of johann Georg Roser, composer  

Famous Deaths In 1740

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Johann Georg Weichenberger, composer, dies at 63 on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history antonio Lotti, Italian opera composer, dies at about 72  

Jan 27   Louis Henri, Duc de Bourbon, Prime Minister of France (b. 1692) died on this day in history.  

Feb 08   Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], blind Pope (1730-40), dies at 87 in the year 1740.  

Feb 09   In the year 1740 vincenz Lubeck, composer, dies at 85  

Feb 29   In the year 1740 death of pietro Ottoboni, Italian cardinal (b. 1667)  

Apr 23   On this day in history thomas Tickell, poet, dies  

Apr 25   In the year 1740 death of shrimant Baji Rao Vishwanath Bhat, also known as Baji Rao I, a general and Peshwa (b. 1699)  

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