1737 in science
- Francesco Serao is the first person to use the word lava in connection with extruded magma in a short account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which took place between May 14 and June 4.
- October 11 - An earthquake in Calcutta, India causes 300,000 deaths
- John Harrison presents the first stable nautical chronometer, thereby allowing for precise longitude determination while at sea
- Copley Medal: John Belchier
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