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