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

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