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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.
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?
The town of Newton is incorporated as Wilmington, North Carolina by the North Carolina General Assembly.
Upon the death of Frederick William I of Prussia, his son Frederick II comes into power.
The expulsion of Jews from Little Russia takes place. Read More
The first performance of the song Rule, Britannia! takes place at Cliveden, England. Read More
Pope Clement XII is succeeded by Pope Benedict XIV as the 247th pope. Read More
The massacre of 5,000–10,000 Chinese Indonesians by troops of the Dutch East India Company in Batavia.
The hereditary dominions of the Habsburg Monarchy is inherited by Maria Theresa under the Pragmatic Sanction of 1713.
The establishment of Hertford College takes place in Oxford. Read More
Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson is published for the first time in London. Read More
The War of the Austrian Succession begins upon the invasion of the Habsburg possession of Silesia by Frederick II of Prussia.
Tap into that historic information without the hassle of manually sorting through mounds of papers. All of these 1740 events have been preserved in various newspapers and can be researched using our extensive newspaper collection of 161+ million of pages with detailed documentation of many of the World's most prominent historical events.
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