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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1740 AD

February

February 3: Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily

June

June 22: King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture and guarantees religion and freedom of the press

July

July 11: Czarina Anne of Little Russia, expels Jews
July 11: Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Czarina Anne
July 17: Prospero Lambertini chosen Pope Benedictus XIV

August

August 13: Hunger strike in Rotterdam

October

October 8: Chinese assault on Diestpoort Batavia
October 9: Netherlands Governor-General Adriaen Valckenier allows murder of 8000 Chinese inhabitants of Batavia
October 17: Ivan VI becomes Czar of Russia
October 20: Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary and Bohemia
October 28: Ivan VI becomes czar of Russia

December

December 16: Prussian Libya falls to Silezie
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