1731 in History
January 10 Charles Farnese becomes duke of Parma/Piacenza
February 2 Georg F Handels opera "Poro," premieres in London
March 16 Treaty of Vienna: Emperor Charles VI of England and Netherlands
May 28 All Hebrew books in Papal State are confiscated
July 22 Spain signs Treaty of Vienna
September 3 Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Friesland
November 8 In Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin opens 1st U.S. library
November 30 Beijing hit by Earthquake; about 100,000 die
December 22 Dutch people revolt against meat tax
December 30 1st U.S. music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)