1740 Newspaper Archives

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Historical Events

Unearth Your Ancestors and Family History in Newspapers from 1740.

Historical information serves society as a vital commodity and newspapers are a great source of information. NewspaperArchive features an array of important historical dates and events from many years, including events from the year 1740, such as the incorporation Wilmington, North Carolina, the expulsion of Jews from Little Russia, the establishment of Hertford College, the publication of Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson, the beginning of the War of the Austrian Succession, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.

Historical Events
For Year 1740

There is no better source of the stories of yesterday, as they were actually told, than Newspaper Archives. Discover your ancestry with records from every world history event and find treasures that simply aren't available anywhere else. Newspaper Archives have preserved essential accounts of your family, famous people and events that shaped this nation for hundreds of years. What will you discover?

February 20, 1740

The town of Newton is incorporated as Wilmington, North Carolina by the North Carolina General Assembly.
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May 31, 1740

Upon the death of Frederick William I of Prussia, his son Frederick II comes into power.
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July 11, 1740

The expulsion of Jews from Little Russia takes place. Read More

August 1, 1740

The first performance of the song Rule, Britannia! takes place at Cliveden, England. Read More

August 17, 1740

Pope Clement XII is succeeded by Pope Benedict XIV as the 247th pope. Read More

October 9–22, 1740

The massacre of 5,000–10,000 Chinese Indonesians by troops of the Dutch East India Company in Batavia.
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October 20, 1740

The hereditary dominions of the Habsburg Monarchy is inherited by Maria Theresa under the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713.
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November, 1740

The establishment of Hertford College takes place in Oxford. Read More

November 6, 1740

Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson is published for the first time in London. Read More

December 16, 1740

The War of the Austrian Succession begins upon the invasion of the Habsburg possession of Silesia by Frederick II of Prussia.
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