Born in 1737: Died in 1737: Events of 1737:
  • In reaction to politically irreverent plays the previous year, Parliament passes a Licensing Act censoring plays and limiting the number of theaters in London to two.
  • Italian veterinarian Guillermo Rosellini build an amazing mechanical pig that does almost...ummm.... everything a real pig does.
  • A strong earthquake topple chimneys in New York City.
  • English astronomer John Bevis watches the only recorded occultation of one planet (Mercury) by another (Venus).

1736 - 1737 - 1738

How They Were Made - 18th Century

1Since Great Britain and its American colonies had not yet adopted the Gregorian Calendar, this event is often reported as having happened in 1736.