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

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