Historical Events For Year 1737

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May 28, 1737

John Bevis witnesses the passing of the planet Venus in front of Mercury at the Royal Greenwich Observatory.
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June 21, 1737

Plays are required to be submitted to the Lord Chamberlain for censorship by the Theatrical Licensing Act in Britain.
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June 30, 1737

The Ottoman fortress of Ochakov is stormed by Field Marshal Munnich and his Russian forces, taking 4,000 Turks as prisoners during the Russo-Turkish War.
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July, 1737

Austria joins in the Russo-Turkish War. Read More

September 1, 1737

The News Letter is established in Belfast, Ireland as the world's oldest English language newspaper.
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September 20, 1737

The Walking Purchase is completed by Runner Edward Marshall, leading to 1,200,000 acres of the Lenape-Delaware tribal land being ceded to the Pennsylvania Colony.
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October 7, 1737

Approximately 300,000 people in Bengal, India are killed by a tropical cyclone. Read More

October 16, 1737

The Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia is hit by a earthquake with a magnitude of 9.3. Read More

November 4, 1737

The inauguration of the Teatro di San Carlo takes place in Naples, Italy as Europe's oldest working opera house.
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