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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1733 AD

January

January 13: James Oglethorpe and 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC
January 18: 1st polar bear exhibited in America (Boston)

February

February 12: Georgia founded by James Oglethorpe, at site of Savannah

March

March 22: Joseph Priestly invents carbonated water (seltzer)

May

May 6: 1st international boxing match: Bob Whittaker beats Tito di Carni
May 12: Maria Theresa crowned queen of Bohemia in Prague
May 17: England passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum and molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions

July

July 30: Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston

September

September 12: Polish Landowners select Stanislaw Lesczynski king
September 15: King Frederik Willem I divides Prussia-Brandenburg in Cantons
September 22: Polish King Lesczynski flees to Danzig
September 26: France, Spain and Sardinia sign anti-German covenant

October

October 10: France declares war on emperor Charles VI

November

November 7: France and Spain sign Escoriaal Treaty
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