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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1710s  1720s  1730s  – 1740s –  1750s  1760s  1770s
Years: 1746 1747 174817491750 1751 1752

Events

  • While in debtor's prison, John Cleland writes Fanny Hill (Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure). Released from prison, the book was published in London. Immediately, the Church of England asked the British Secretary of State to "stop the progress of this vile Book, which is an open insult upon Religion and good manners." As a result, Cleland was arrested and charged with "corrupting the King's subjects."
  • January 3 – Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
  • April 27 – The first official performance of George Frideric Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks finished early due to the outbreak of fire.
  • May 19 – King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
  • July 9 – Naval settlement of Halifax, Nova Scotia founded as British answer to Louisbourg.
  • September 15 – According to mathematical calculations, Pluto moved outside Neptune's orbit to remain the outermost planet until 1979.

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