1731 in History – What happened in year 1731

✅ Published on March 30th, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1731 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1731.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1731 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 OctoberThe famous British scientist Henry Cavendish was born, he discovered hydrogen gas.
30 NovemberThe earthquake in Beijing killed nearly 100,000 people.
22 FebruaryAmerica's first President George Washington was born.
10 JanuaryCharles Fernice was made king of Piacanza.
02 FebruaryThe opening of George Frederick Handel's opera "Poro" began in London.
24 MarchJerome alias Heronimus) de Salis Parliamentary Act was made according to the British.
28 MayAll Hebrew books were confiscated in the state of Popal.
24 JunePhiladelphia's Freemason and Mayor William Allen were appointed Provincial Grand Master of Pennsylvania.
22 JulySpain signed the Treaty of Vienna.
03 SeptemberWilliam KH Frisco was made Viceroy of Frisland.
08 NovemberIn Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opened the first library in the city's North American colonies.
30 DecemberThe first US-American concert began in Boston's Peter Pelham.


Famous birthdays in the year 1731:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 JulyAdam Duncan / Army Officer / Scotland
08 DecemberFrantišek Xaver Dušek / Pianist / Czech Republic
09 NovemberBenjamin Banneker / Farmer / United States of America
09 SeptemberFrancisco Javier Clavijero / Historian / Mexico
10 OctoberHenry Cavendish / Chemist / United Kingdom
12 DecemberErasmus Darwin / Poet / United Kingdom
16 JulySamuel Huntington / Politician / United States of America
19 JuneJoaquim Machado de Castro / Sculptor / Portugal
24 DecemberJulie Bondeli / Salonist / Switzerland
26 NovemberWilliam Cowper / Poet / United Kingdom
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