The 18th Century

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

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