Historical Events For Year 1750

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January, 1750

Ten thousand homes are destroyed by a fire in Istanbul. Read More

April, 1750

Istanbul is devastated by a second fire only 4 months later. Read More

April 4, 1750

Warrington, England is hit by a small earthquake. Read More

May, 1750

Rumors of police abducting children spread throughout Paris, causing riots. Read More

July, 1750

The son of João V, José I, takes the throne of Portugal. Read More

July 9, 1750

Jonas Hanway returns home to Germany and the Netherlands from St. Petersburg. Read More

July 11, 1750

A fire almost completely destroys Halifax, Nova Scotia. Read More

August 23, 1750

Spalding, Lincolnshire in England is hit by a small earthquake. Read More

September 30, 1750

Northampton, England is hit by a earthquake. Read More

November 11, 1750

Lhasa, Tibet experiences the break out of a riot after the regent of Tibet is murdered. Read More

November 18, 1750

The opening of Westminster Bridge takes place in London. Read More