The 18th Century

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3,000 British troops defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army at the Battle of Plassey.
Horatio Nelson loses the sight in his right eye.
The first all cast-iron bridge is constructed over the river Severn.
Franz Ketterer invents the cuckoo clock.
Lisbon is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing more than 60,000 people.
The tune to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is published in France.
Johann Sebastian Bach dies aged 65.
The British Museum is founded.
The Guinness Brewery is founded in Dublin.
The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
Philip Astley stages the world's first modern circus.
The first regular English language newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published for the first time.
The world's first copyright legislation becomes effective.
Mont Blanc is climbed for the first time.
Construction begins on Blenheim Palace.
France officially adopts the metre as the unit of length.
At the Battle of Lesnaya, Peter the Great defeats the Swedes.
Thomas Twining opens the first known tea room.
John Shore invents the tuning fork.
Catherine I becomes Empress of Russia.
Construction on the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin ends.
Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
Lutheran exiles from Salzburg set sail for Georgia.
Silicon is first identified by Antoine Lavoisier.
Highwayman Dick Turpin is hanged for horse theft.
Henry Cavendish's paper, 'Experiments on Air,' reveals the composition of water.
Adam Smith publishes 'The Wealth of Nations.'
Lord Mansfield delivers a decision which leads to the emancipation of thousands of English slaves.
Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia.
The Principality of Liechtenstein is created.
The world's first enclosed wet dock opens in Liverpool.
The Battle of Jumonville Glen begins the French and Indian War in North America.
The Acts of Union between Scotland and England become law.
The Treaty of Paris ends the Seven Years' War.
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James Cook lands in Hawaii, which he calls the Sandwich Islands.
The Treaty of Constantinople is signed between the Ottoman Empire and Russia.
The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight is made in Paris.
James Cook becomes the first known European to set foot in New Zealand.
The storming of the Bastille begins the French Revolution.
The League of Armed Neutrality is formed between Sweden, Denmark, and Russia.
George I becomes King of Great Britain.
The Province of Carolina splits into North and South Carolina.
New South Wales, the first permanent European settlement in Australia, is founded.
A group of colonists destroy three shiploads of tea in the Boston Tea Party.
Alexander Selkirk is rescued from shipwreck on a desert island.
The Battle of Culloden, the last battle fought on British soil, is fought.
Sweden becomes the first country to protect freedom of the press in its Constitution.
The Hōreki period begins in Japan.
The first true restaurant opens in Paris.
Edmund Halley is appointed Astronomer Royal.
Sir William Herschel discovers Uranus.
George Washington is sworn in for his second term as US President.
Englishwoman Mary Toft allegedly gives birth to 16 rabbits.
Horatio Nelson loses his right arm at the Battle of Santa Cruz.
The song 'Rule, Britannia!' is first performed.
James Lind discovers that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.
Halley's Comet appears for the first time after Halley discovered it.
Frederick William I of Prussia begins his reign.
Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Peter II of Russia dies aged just 14.
Sir Isaac Newton dies aged 84.
The War of the Polish Succession begins upon the death of Augustus II.
Spencer Perceval, the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated, is born.
Mozart's opera 'Ascanio in Alba' premieres in Milan. He is just 15 years old.
Antonio Vivaldi composes The Four Seasons.
New Orleans is founded.
John Law founds the Banque de France.
Dutch admiral Jakob Roggeveen lands on Easter Island.
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James Bradley uses stellar aberration to calculate the speed of light.
The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar.
The US Library of Congress is founded.
A French expedition to Lapland proves the Earth is flattened at the poles.
Benjamin Franklin creates the Philadelphia Police Force.
'Tacky's War', a slave rebellion, occurs in Jamaica.
Georg Brandt discovers and isolates cobalt.
The First Saudi State is founded by Mohammed Ibn Saud.
Thomas Jefferson is born.
The Stars and Stripes is adopted as the flag of the United States.
Forty-seven Ronin attack Kira Yoshinaka and then commit seppuku in Japan.
Sweden temporarily adopts February 30th as a day, to adjust the Swedish Calendar.
Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen.
Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier is the first person executed by guillotine.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded by the British.
St. Patrick's day is celebrated in New York for the first time.
The Covent Garden Theatre Royal opens.
The first recorded women's cricket match takes place.
Anders Celsius proposes the Celsius temperature scale.
The city of St. Louis is founded.
Ludwig van Beethoven is born in Bonn in modern-day Germany.
The American War of Independence begins.
Napoleon defeats Ottoman forces at the Battle of the Pyramids.
Tipu Sultan is defeated and killed by the British at the Battle of Seringapatam.
Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille for a year.
Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn.
John Bevis observes the Crab Nebula for the first time.
The lower 3 counties of the Province of Pennsylvania become the colony of Delaware.
The Daily Universal Register, later known as The Times, is first published.
Leonhard Euler publishes Introductio in analysin infinitorum.
The Bank of North America, the first American commercial bank, opens.
The first boat specialised as a lifeboat is tested.

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