The 18th Century

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

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