The 18th Century

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

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