The 18th Century

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

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