The 18th Century

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

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