The 18th Century

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Can you name the years of the 18th Century these events took place?

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

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