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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1751 AD

February

February 16: 1st publication of Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard"
February 25: 1st performing monkey exhibited in America, New York City (admission 1cent)

April

April 5: Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden

May

May 1: 1st American cricket match is played
May 11: 1st U.S. hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital)

July

July 29: 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 minutes in England
July 31: Fire in Stockholm destroys 1,000 houses

August

August 24: Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch
August 30: Georg Friedrich Handel completes oratorio "Jephtha"
August 31: English troops under sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot India

September

September 12: Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
September 13: England signs Austrian and Russian alliance

October

October 20: Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort

December

December 23: France sets plan to tax clergymen
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