Historical events have been documented through the use of newspapers for centuries, gathering the important events that have occurred throughout the years. Some of the important events that took place in the year 1750 include the destruction of ten thousand homes by a fire in Istanbul, José I taking the throne of Portugal, Halifax, Nova Scotia almost completely being destroyed by a fire, a riot braking out in Lhasa, Tibet, the opening of the Westminster Bridge, 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.
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Ten thousand homes are destroyed by a fire in Istanbul.
Istanbul is devastated by a second fire only 4 months later.
April 4, 1750
Warrington, England is hit by a small earthquake.
Rumors of police abducting children spread throughout Paris, causing riots.
The son of João V, José I, takes the throne of Portugal.
July 9, 1750
Jonas Hanway returns home to Germany and the Netherlands from St. Petersburg.
July 11, 1750
A fire almost completely destroys Halifax, Nova Scotia.
August 23, 1750
Spalding, Lincolnshire in England is hit by a small earthquake.
September 30, 1750
Northampton, England is hit by a earthquake.
November 11, 1750
Lhasa, Tibet experiences the break out of a riot after the regent of Tibet is murdered.
November 18, 1750
The opening of Westminster Bridge takes place in London.