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

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