Founding of Birmingham's Aris's Gazette. Samuel Garbett and James Roebuck established the large-scale manufacture of sulphuric acid in Birmingham for the brass industry.
Benjamin Huntsman invented the crucible steel technique for smelting the metal at high temperatures.
Thomas Boulsover produced the first Sheffield Plate. The development was taken up by Matthew Boulton at Soho.
Violent anti-Methodist Riots at Wednesbury, Darlaston, Walsall and West Bromwich. Admiral George Anson and his elder brother Thomas created an estate at Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire.
The Jacobite Rebellion: Bonnie Prince Charlie reached Derby. The poet William Shenstone began to transform an estate he inherited at Leasowes near Halesowen into a place of beauty which influenced many future landscape designers.
J and N Philips installed Dutch swivel looms at Tean Hall in Cheshire for the manufacture of tape.
Daniel Bourne and Lewis Paul patented the first carding machine.
Concrete evidence of the first "Jews House" in Birmingham.