Friday

1738

1738 History Facts:
  • English parliament declares war on Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear) (March 28).
  • Bottle opener invented (April 15).
  • Methodist Church forms (May 24).
  • John Wesley is converted - beginning the Methodist movement (May 24).
  • Turkish troops occupy Orsova & Ochakov (May 27).
  • France offers emperor Karel VI mediation in war against Turkey (August 2).
  • France & Austria sign peace (November 18).
  • Jews are expelled from Breslau Silesia (December 9).
  • Great Plague of 1738 (Eastern Europe).
Births:
  • Andrei Bolotov - Russian agriculturalist and memoirist (d. 1833)
  • Arthur Phillip - British admiral and Governor of New South Wales (d. 1814)
  • Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis - British general (d. 1805)
  • Ethan Allen - American patriot (d. 1789)
  • Henry Clinton - British officer (d. 1795)
  • John Singleton Copley - American painter (d. 1815)
  • King George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1820)
  • King Kamehameha I of Hawaii (d. 1819)
  • Nathaniel Gorham - American politician (d. 1796)
  • Nicholas Van Dyke - American lawyer and President of Delaware (d. 1789)
  • Padre Francisco Garcés - Spanish missionary (d. 1781)
  • William Cavendish-Bentinck - 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1809)
  • William Herschel - German-born astronomer (d. 1822)
Deaths:
  • Charles Howard - 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c. 1669)
  • Charles Townshend - 2nd Viscount Townshend, English politician (b. 1674)
  • Constantia Jones - English prostitute (executed) (b. c. 1708)
  • George Bähr - German architect (b. 1666)
  • Herman Boerhaave - Dutch humanist & physician (b. 1668)
  • Isaac de Beausobre - French Protestant pastor (b. 1659)
  • Matthias Braun - Czech sculptor (b. 1684)
  • Sir John Chesshyre - English lawyer (b. 1662)
  • Turlough O'Carolan - Irish harper and composer (b. 1670)

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