The 18th Century

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

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