1751 in History
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 5 Adolf Frederik of Holstein-Gottorp crowns himself king of Sweden
May 1 1st American cricket match is played
May 11 1st U.S. hospital founded (Pennsylvania Hospital)
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 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 12 Amsterdam refuses establishment of Jewish ghetto
September 13 England signs Austrian and Russian alliance
October 20 Royal ship Duc de Bourgogne launched at Rochefort
December 23 France sets plan to tax clergymen