The year 1744 was filled with important events, and records of such events have been kept through the use of newspapers for centuries. Such events from the year 1744 include the declaration of war on Great Britain by France, the Russian Orthodox Church receives Catherine the Great, the Ottoman citadel of Kars being sieged by Nader Shah, the defeat of the forces of the Archduchy of Austria by Spanish-Neapolitan forces in the Battle of Velletri, 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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January 24, 1744
After Father Giuseppe Lamberti is killed, the Dagohoy Rebellion begins in the Philippines.
A French Invasion of Britain is interrupted by violent storms.
February 22-23, 1744
A Franco-Spanish fleet defeat the British fleet in the Battle of Toulon.
March 1, 1744
Perihelion is reached by the one of the brightest comets seen, the Great Comet of 1744.
March 15, 1744
War is declared on Great Britain by France.
Eliza Haywood founds the first periodical written by a woman and for women as The Female Spectator.
April 20, 1744
Britain and Sardinia are defeated by a joint French and Spanish force in the Battle of Villafranca.
June 28, 1744
The Russian Orthodox Church receives Catherine the Great.
July 29, 1744
The Ottoman citadel of Kars is sieged by Nader Shah.
August 12, 1744
The forces of the Archduchy of Austria are defeated by Spanish-Neapolitan forces in the Battle of Velletri in the Kingdom of Naples.
September 30, 1744
The Kingdom of Sardinia is defeated by France and Spain in the Battle of Madonna dell'Olmo.