The 18th Century

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

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