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

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