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February 20, 1740
The town of Newton is incorporated as Wilmington, North Carolina by the North Carolina General Assembly.
May 31, 1740
Upon the death of Frederick William I of Prussia, his son Frederick II comes into power.
July 11, 1740
The expulsion of Jews from Little Russia takes place.
August 1, 1740
The first performance of the song Rule, Britannia! takes place at Cliveden, England.
August 17, 1740
Pope Clement XII is succeeded by Pope Benedict XIV as the 247th pope.
October 9–22, 1740
The massacre of 5,000–10,000 Chinese Indonesians by troops of the Dutch East India Company in Batavia.
October 20, 1740
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.
November 6, 1740
Virtue Rewarded by Samuel Richardson is published for the first time in London.
December 16, 1740
The War of the Austrian Succession begins upon the invasion of the Habsburg possession of Silesia by Frederick II of Prussia.