The 18th Century

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

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