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Can you identify in which century these events occurred? For 17th century (1601-1700) enter 7 and for 18th (1701-1800) enter 8.

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Event1(7)th or 1(8)th
French Revolution began
William Shakespeare published 'Hamlet'
Boston Tea Party
Edo period began in Japan
New Amsterdam founded by the Dutch
Oliver Cromwell died
New Orleans founded by the French
St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City completed
Daniel Defoe published 'Robinson Crusoe'
Taj Mahal completed
Adam Smith published 'The Wealth of Nations'
Galileo Galilei saw the moons of Jupiter
First permanent European settlement in Australia
Cervantes published 'Don Quixote Part I'
Evangelista Torricelli invented the barometer
Event1(7)th or 1(8)th
Isaac Newton invented reflecting telescope
Saint Petersburg founded by Peter the Great
World's first copyright legislation
First shipment of coffee from Java to Amsterdam
Earliest human-powered submarine invented
James Cook expedition to New Zealand
Gunpowder Plot failed in England
George Washington became the US President
American Revolutionary War started
Descartes wrote 'Meditations on First Philosophy'
'La Marseillaise' became French national anthem
King James Version of the Bible authorized
John Campbell invented the sextant
James Watt invented an improved steam engine
Dutch East India Company established

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