Newspapers served as a crucial element in keeping track of historical events throughout the decade of the 1740's. The occurrences that shaped our world have been documented through the use of newspapers, and for the year 1749, such events include the establishment of Vermont by Benning Wentworth, the publication of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling by Henry Fielding, the first official performance of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks taking place in London, the granting of a charter to the Ohio Company by King George II of Great Britain, the establishment of Nova Scotia as a naval settlement of Halifax, 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 3, 1749
Vermont is established upon the first of the New Hampshire Grants being issued by Benning Wentworth.
The second part of Fanny Hill, an erotic novel by John Cleland, is published in London.
February 28, 1749
The first publication of The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, a comic novel by Henry Fielding, is published in London.
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.
May 19, 1749
The Ohio Company is granted a charter of land around the Ohio River by King George II of Great Britian.
July 9, 1749
Nova Scotia is founded as a naval settlement of Halifax and the British answer to Louisbourg.