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18th Century Timeline

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1. First European settlement established in Australia at Sydney.






2. Kingdom of Prussia declared under King Frederick I






3. Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle ends the War of the Austrian Succession andFirst Carnatic War






4. Second Jacobite Rebellion began by Charles Edward Stuart in Scotland






5. EastIndia Company starts operations in Bengal to smuggle Opium into China.






6. Tipu Sultan was killed in a battle with the British forces.






7. James Cook claims the East Coast of Australia (New South Wales) for Great Britain.






8. First Anglo-Maratha War






9. Louis XIV dies - leaving France greatly enlarged but deep in debt - The Regency takes power under Philippe d'Orleans






10. The Daily Courant and The Norwich Post becomes the first daily newspapers in England.






11. Pope Clement XI declares Catholicism and Confucianism incompatible






12. Russians began settling the Aleutian Islands






13. City of New Orleans founded by the French in North America






14. Napoleon's invasion and partition of the Republic of Venice ended over 1000 years of independence for the Serene Republic.






15. Controversy over William Wood's halfpence leads to the Drapier's Letters and begins the Irish economic independence from England movement






16. The Plague Riot in Moscow.






17. James Cook claims the East Coast of Australia (New South Wales) for Great Britain.






18. James Cook becomes first European on the Hawaiian Islands.






19. Ottoman Empire fights Russia in the Russo-Turkish War






20. Dutch EastIndia Company is dissolved.






21. Controversy over William Wood's halfpence leads to the Drapier's Letters and begins the Irish economic independence from England movement






22. Russo-Persian War






23. The French and Indian War - Fought in the U.S. and Canada mostly between the French and their allies and the English and their allies. The North American chapter of the Seven Years' War.






24. The Second Carnatic War fought between the British - the French - the Marathas - and Mysore inIndia






25. The Great Plague of Marseille






26. John Harrison H4 and Larcum Kendall K1 Marine chronometers are used to measure longitude by James Cook on his Second voyage (1772






27. James Cook becomes first European on the Hawaiian Islands.






28. The Company of Merchants of London Trading into the EastIndies and English Company Trading to the EastIndies merged to form the United Company of Merchants of England Trading to the EastIndies.






29. Nader Shah defeated the Mughals at the Battle of Karnal and sacked Delhi.






30. Famine in Iceland caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano.






31. Bartholomew Roberts is killed in a sea battle off the African coast






32. Spanish military embarks on the Villasur expedition from Mexico and travel into the Great Plains






33. War of the Spanish Succession was a conflict which involved most of Europe.






34. Kamehameha I of the Island of Hawaii defeats the Oahuans at the Battle of Nu'uanu.






35. Spanish missionaries established the first of 21 missions in California.






36. United States Declaration ofIndependence adopted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.






37. The Partitions of Poland ended the Polish






38. Revolt in the Vend






39. Polish revolt






40. Burmese conquered the Ayutthaya kingdom.






41. Robert Walpole became the first Prime Minister of Great Britain (de facto)






42. The world's first copyright legislation - Britain's Statute of Anne - becomes effective






43. Kansei Reforms instituted in Japan by Matsudaira Sadanobu.






44. The enormous Chinese encyclopedia Gujin Tushu Jicheng of over 100 million written Chinese characters in over 800000 pages is printed in 60 different copies using copper-based Chinese movable type printing






45. Mahmud I takes over Ottoman Empire after the Patrona Halil revolt - ending the Tulip period.






46. Partitions of Poland marks the end of the Polish






47. Seven Years' War fought among European powers in various theaters around the world.






48. Kangxi Emperor of China dies






49. The Plague Riot in Moscow.






50. United States Constitution was written in Philadelphia and submitted to the states for ratification.