The 18th Century

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

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