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

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