The 18th Century

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

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