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

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