The 18th Century

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

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