The 18th Century

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

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

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