The 18th Century

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

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