The 18th Century

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

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