The 18th Century

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

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