The 18th Century

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

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