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18th Century Events

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1701
This exiled king of England and Scotland dies in France
James II
1702
This number of ronin commit seppuku after avenging their master
Forty-seven
1703
This mysterious prisoner dies in the Bastille
The Man in the Iron Mask
1704
Anglo-Dutch forces capture this territory from Spain in the War of Spanish Succession
Gibraltar
1705
This English scientist is knighted by Queen Anne
Sir Isaac Newton
1706
The Treaty of Union is agreed between England and this country
Scotland
1707
The last recorded eruption of this Japanese volcano
Mount Fuji
1708
Construction is completed on this London landmark
St Paul's Cathedral
1709
Defeat at the Battle of Poltava marks the beginning of decline for this European power
Sweden
1710
The Royal Society of Sciences is founded in this Swedish city
Uppsala
1711
The Quebec Expedition fails when eight of its ships are wrecked in this river
St Lawrence
1712
John Arbuthnot creates this fictional national personification of Great Britain
John Bull
1713
The Treaty of Portsmouth brings an end to this war
Queen Anne's War
1714
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit develops the first reliable prototype of this instrument
Thermometer
1715
The first major uprising in Scotland by these supporters of the House of Stuart
Jacobites
1716
George Seton, Earl of Winton, escapes this London prison
Tower of London
1717
Spain invades this Mediterranean island
Sardinia
1718
This infamous pirate is killed in battle off North Carolina
Blackbeard
1719
Daniel Defoe publishes this novel about a castaway
Robinson Crusoe
1720
This economic bubble collapses
South Sea Bubble
1721
This man becomes the de facto first Prime Minister of Great Britain
Sir Robert Walpole
1722
Dutch explorers land on this island on Easter Sunday
Easter Island
1723
The Treaty of St Petersburg concludes a war between Russia and this country
Persia
1724
The Treaty of Hanover joins Hanover, Prussia, France and ______________ into a defensive alliance
Great Britain
1725
The first publication of these violin concerti by Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons
1726
Gulliver's Travels is published by this Irish satirist
Jonathan Swift
1727
King George II of Great Britain dies while visiting this electorate of the Holy Roman Empire - his place of birth
Hanover
1728
The Bering Strait is discovered by this Danish explorer
Vitus Bering
1729
Consumption of this drug is criminalised in China
Opium
1730
This Russian emperor dies of smallpox
Peter II
1731
The sailor Robert Jenkins' ear is cut off by Spanish privateers, sparking this war
War of Jenkins' Ear
1732
Benjamin Franklin publishes the first edition of this long-running almanac
Poor Richard's Almanack
1733
The death of this Polish king sparks a Europe-wide war of succession
Augustus II
1734
This famous explorer and frontiersman is born in Pennsylvania
Daniel Boone
1735
This Swedish zoologist introduces modern taxonomy in Systema Naturæ
Carl Linnaeus
1736
Russia invades this country
Ottoman Empire
1737
The News Letter, the oldest English-language newspaper still in circulation, is founded in this city
Belfast
1738
John Wesley experiences a spiritual rebirth on Aldersgate Street, the foundational moment for this Christian movement
Methodism
1739
This English highwayman is hanged in Yorkshire
Dick Turpin
1740
Austrian-held Silesia is invaded by this kingdom
Prussia
1741
This infamous American Revolutionary War officer and traitor is born in Connecticut
Benedict Arnold
1742
A translation by Charles Jervas of this Spanish novel is published in English
Don Quixote
1743
The last of these animals in Britain is shot near Killiecrankie, Scotland
Wolf
1744
Construction begins on this famous building in Texas
The Alamo
1745
A Jacobite uprising begins in this country
Scotland
1746
Following last year's failed rebellion, this Jacobite pretender flees to France
Bonnie Prince Charlie
1747
James Lind conducts experiments to see if citrus fruits prevent this disease
Scurvy
1748
This Scottish economist begins lecturing at the University of Edinburgh
Adam Smith
1749
The comic novel Tom Jones is published by this English writer
Henry Fielding
1750
This city, under the control of the Qing Dynasty, is swept with riots
Lhasa
1751
George Washington contracts smallpox while visiting this Caribbean island
Barbados
1752
This American scientist flies a kite in a lightning storm
Benjamin Franklin
1753
A law is passed in Britain permitting adherents of this religion to become citizens
Judaism
1754
This war begins in North America
French and Indian War
1755
First publication of this London writer's dictionary
Samuel Johnson
1756
Most of the prisoners held in this overcrowded Calcutta prison die of suffocation and exhaustion
Black Hole
1757
The works of this astronomer are removed from the list of texts banned by the Vatican
Galileo Galilei
1758
Russian troops capture this Prussian city
Konigsberg
1759
The satire Candide is published by this French philosopher
Voltaire
1760
Tacky's War, a slave rebellion, takes place in this North American colony
Jamaica
1761
Likely the bloodiest battle of the century is fought between Maratha and Durrani forces in this modern-day country
India
1762
This woman ascends to the Russian throne after orchestrating the overthrow of her husband in a coup d'etat
Catherine the Great
1763
This lost Roman city is identified
Pompeii
1764
This 8-year-old child prodigy performs a private concert for British royalty
Mozart
1765
This unpopular tax is introduced in Britain's thirteen American colonies
Stamp Act
1766
This famous Italian womaniser is injured in a duel in Warsaw
Giacomo Casanova
1767
Adherents of this Christian religious order are expelled from Spain's South American colonies
Jesuits
1768
A peace agreement is concluded between Great Britian and this Native American nation
Iroquois Confederacy
1769
This island is partitioned from Nova Scotia, becoming a separate colony
St John's Island
1770
Over 10 million people starve to death in a famine in this Indian region
Bengal
1771
An outbreak of bubonic plague in this European city reaches epidemic levels
Moscow
1772
This British customs vessel is attacked and burned by Patriots off Rhode Island
Gaspee
1773
This act of protest occurs in Boston
Boston Tea Party
1774
This prince becomes the King of France at age 19
Louis XVI
1775
The first battles of the American Revolution are fought in these towns in Massachusetts
Lexington and Concord
1776
The US Declaration of Independence is signed in this city
Philadelphia
1777
This region, which will eventually become a US state, declares itself an independent republic
Vermont
1778
This British prime minister collapses during a speech, and later dies
Pitt the Elder
1779
Captain James Cook is killed in a dispute with indigenous people on this island
Hawaii
1780
The first running of this English horse race
Epsom Derby
1781
This celestial object is first identified as a planet, not a star
Uranus
1782
King Taksin is overthrown and executed in this Asian country
Siam
1783
The first manned hot air balloon flight takes place in this city
Paris
1784
More than half the livestock in this country die from the effects of ongoing volcanic eruptions
Iceland
1785
This newspaper begins publication under the title of the Daily Universal Register
The Times
1786
The first ascent of this European mountain
Mont Blanc
1787
The foundation of this English cricket club
Marylebone Cricket Club
1788
The First Fleet completes its voyage and founds this city
Sydney
1789
An infamous mutiny occurs aboard this Royal Navy ship in the South Pacific
HMS Bounty
1790
Tam o' Shanter is published by this Scottish poet
Robert Burns
1791
An ultimately successful slave revolt begins in this French colony
Saint-Domingue
1792
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is published by this feminist writer
Mary Wollstonecraft
1793
Louis XVI of France is executed by this method
Guillotine
1794
William Blake publishes "The Tyger" as part of his collection Songs of __________
Experience
1795
Following the French occupation of the Netherlands, the British seize this Dutch colony
Cape Colony
1796
Edward Jenner conducts his first test of a vaccination against this disease
Smallpox
1797
Napoleon conquers this city, ending its 1100 years of independence
Venice
1798
The Royal Navy defeats the French Navy in the Battle of the _____
Nile
1799
This American politician dies of unclear causes in Virginia
George Washington
1800
A Christmas Eve assassination plot fails to kill this European ruler
Napoleon
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1795: Slave revolt led by Tula on the island of Curacao in the southern Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela.