The 18th Century

Random History or century Quiz

Can you name the years of the 18th Century these events took place?

Quiz not verified by Sporcle

 plays        
How to Play
Inspired by hscer's wonderful 200 Year Quiz.
EventYear
Construction begins on Blenheim Palace.
The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight is made in Paris.
The Principality of Liechtenstein is created.
Benjamin Franklin creates the Philadelphia Police Force.
The Guinness Brewery is founded in Dublin.
Leonhard Euler publishes Introductio in analysin infinitorum.
Thomas Twining opens the first known tea room.
The first regular English language newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published for the first time.
Peter II of Russia dies aged just 14.
The song 'Rule, Britannia!' is first performed.
The Covent Garden Theatre Royal opens.
New Orleans is founded.
The first recorded women's cricket match takes place.
John Law founds the Banque de France.
John Shore invents the tuning fork.
Philip Astley stages the world's first modern circus.
The War of the Spanish Succession begins.
The Treaty of Constantinople is signed between the Ottoman Empire and Russia.
Construction on the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin ends.
Mont Blanc is climbed for the first time.
Frederick William I of Prussia begins his reign.
The Bank of North America, the first American commercial bank, opens.
Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille for a year.
Anders Celsius proposes the Celsius temperature scale.
The lower 3 counties of the Province of Pennsylvania become the colony of Delaware.
The Hōreki period begins in Japan.
The Battle of Culloden, the last battle fought on British soil, is fought.
A group of colonists destroy three shiploads of tea in the Boston Tea Party.
The world's first enclosed wet dock opens in Liverpool.
George Washington is sworn in for his second term as US President.
James Bradley uses stellar aberration to calculate the speed of light.
James Lind discovers that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.
The city of St. Louis is founded.
The Province of Carolina splits into North and South Carolina.
EventYear
The League of Armed Neutrality is formed between Sweden, Denmark, and Russia.
Vitus Bering dies in his expedition east of Siberia.
James Cook lands in Hawaii, which he calls the Sandwich Islands.
New South Wales, the first permanent European settlement in Australia, is founded.
A French expedition to Lapland proves the Earth is flattened at the poles.
Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen.
The War of the Polish Succession begins upon the death of Augustus II.
France officially adopts the metre as the unit of length.
James Cook becomes the first known European to set foot in New Zealand.
Horatio Nelson loses the sight in his right eye.
Tipu Sultan is defeated and killed by the British at the Battle of Seringapatam.
Lisbon is destroyed by a massive earthquake and tsunami, killing more than 60,000 people.
The Treaty of Paris ends the Seven Years' War.
The world's first copyright legislation becomes effective.
At the Battle of Lesnaya, Peter the Great defeats the Swedes.
Edmund Halley is appointed Astronomer Royal.
The first all cast-iron bridge is constructed over the river Severn.
Horatio Nelson loses his right arm at the Battle of Santa Cruz.
Sweden temporarily adopts February 30th as a day, to adjust the Swedish Calendar.
Lord Mansfield delivers a decision which leads to the emancipation of thousands of English slaves.
The First Saudi State is founded by Mohammed Ibn Saud.
The first true restaurant opens in Paris.
Ludwig van Beethoven is born in Bonn in modern-day Germany.
Silicon is first identified by Antoine Lavoisier.
Napoleon defeats Ottoman forces at the Battle of the Pyramids.
Sir Isaac Newton dies aged 84.
The American War of Independence begins.
The storming of the Bastille begins the French Revolution.
Henry Cavendish's paper, 'Experiments on Air,' reveals the composition of water.
The first boat specialised as a lifeboat is tested.
Georg Brandt discovers and isolates cobalt.
Highwayman Dick Turpin is hanged for horse theft.
Sweden becomes the first country to protect freedom of the press in its Constitution.
3,000 British troops defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army at the Battle of Plassey.
EventYear
'Tacky's War', a slave rebellion, occurs in Jamaica.
Thomas Jefferson is born.
The Stars and Stripes is adopted as the flag of the United States.
Catherine I becomes Empress of Russia.
Lutheran exiles from Salzburg set sail for Georgia.
Adam Smith publishes 'The Wealth of Nations.'
John Bevis observes the Crab Nebula for the first time.
Johann Sebastian Bach dies aged 65.
Spencer Perceval, the only British Prime Minister to be assassinated, is born.
The British Museum is founded.
The Acts of Union between Scotland and England become law.
Alexander Selkirk is rescued from shipwreck on a desert island.
George I becomes King of Great Britain.
St. Patrick's day is celebrated in New York for the first time.
Dutch admiral Jakob Roggeveen lands on Easter Island.
The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar.
Highwayman Nicolas J. Pelletier is the first person executed by guillotine.
Antonio Vivaldi composes The Four Seasons.
The Daily Universal Register, later known as The Times, is first published.
Englishwoman Mary Toft allegedly gives birth to 16 rabbits.
Forty-seven Ronin attack Kira Yoshinaka and then commit seppuku in Japan.
The US Library of Congress is founded.
Halley's Comet appears for the first time after Halley discovered it.
The tune to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is published in France.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded by the British.
Sir Robert Walpole becomes the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Sir William Herschel discovers Uranus.
Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn.
Mozart's opera 'Ascanio in Alba' premieres in Milan. He is just 15 years old.
Franz Ketterer invents the cuckoo clock.
Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox vaccination.
The Battle of Jumonville Glen begins the French and Indian War in North America.

Friend Scores


  Player Best Score Plays Last Played
You You haven't played this game yet.

You Might Also Like...

Extras