Historical Events For Year 1749

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January 3, 1749

Vermont is established upon the first of the New Hampshire Grants being issued by Benning Wentworth.
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February, 1749

The second part of Fanny Hill, an erotic novel by John Cleland, is published in London. Read More

February 28, 1749

The first publication of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, a comic novel by Henry Fielding, is published in London.
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April 27, 1749

The first official performance of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks in London finishes early due to the outbreak of fire.
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May 19, 1749

The Ohio Company is granted a charter of land around the Ohio River by King George II of Great Britian.
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July 9, 1749

Nova Scotia is founded as a naval settlement of Halifax and the British answer to Louisbourg.
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