1739 events in history

Jan 1 Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier
Feb 13 Battle of Karnal: The army of Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeats the forces of the Mughal emperor of India, Muhammad Shah
Feb 23 Richard Palmer is identified at York Castle, by his former schoolteacher, as the outlaw Dick Turpin
Mar 22 Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne
Sep 9 Stono Rebellion, the largest slave uprising in Britain's mainland North American colonies prior to the American Revolution, erupts near Charleston, South Carolina
Sep 18 The Treaty of Belgrade is signed, ceding Belgrade to the Ottoman Empire
Oct 3 The Treaty of Niš is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian–Turkish War, 1736–39
Oct 23 War of Jenkins' Ear starts: British Prime Minister Robert Walpole, reluctantly declares war on Spain
Nov 20 Start of the Battle of Porto Bello between British and Spanish forces during the War of Jenkins' Ear