The 18th Century

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

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