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18th Century Timeline

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1. The Great Plague of Marseille






2. First Anglo-Maratha War






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






4. Anglo-Spanish War






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






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






7. Treaty of Nystad signed - ending the Great Northern War.






8. Famine in Ireland killed ten per cent of the population






9. Afghans conquered Iran - overthrowing the Safavid Shah Sultan Husayn






10. The largest yellow fever epidemic in American history killed as many as 5000 people in Philadelphia






11. Turlough O'Carolan - famous Irish harper - died.






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






13. The Constitutional Act (Or Canada Act) creates the two provinces of Upper and Lower Canada in British North America.






14. The Third Carnatic War fought between the British - the French - the Marathas - and Mysore inIndia.






15. The South Sea Bubble






16. French commander Louis-Joseph de Montcalm and British commander James Wolfe die during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham.






17. Pinckney's Treaty between the United States and Spain granted the Mississippi Territory to the US.






18. Anglo-Spanish War






19. War of the Spanish Succession - French troops defeated at the Battles of Ramilies and Turin.






20. Great Northern War between Tsarist Russia and the Swedish Empire






21. New Hampshire ratifies the United States Constitution as the 9th state - and by the terms of Article VII it is in effect.






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23. Ashanti Empire is formed under Osei Kofi Tutu I






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






25. First Jacobite rebellion breaks out - British halt Jacobite advance at the Battle of Sheriffmuir; Battle of Preston






26. British colonel James Wolfe issues the Wolfe's Manifesto






27. The Plague Riot in Moscow.






28. Cotton mills were first opened in England






29. The Lisbon earthquake






30. The Great French War started as the French Revolutionary Wars which lead into the Napoleonic Wars.






31. Revolt in the Vend






32. First French Quaker community established in Cong






33. Russians began settling the Aleutian Islands






34. Charles Wesley and John Wesley begin Methodism in England






35. Treaty of Utrecht end the War of the Spanish Succession






36. French attempt to restart the Jacobite rebellion fails






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






38. George III became King of Britain.






39. Handel's first opera - Almira - premieres.






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






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






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






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






44. Blackbeard (Edward Teach) is killed by Robert Maynard in a North Carolina inlet on the inner side of Ocracoke Island






45. Richard Arkwright and his partners build the world's first water-powered mill at Cromford.






46. Polish revolt






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






48. Act of Union passed merging the Scottish and the English Parliaments - thus establishing the Kingdom of Great Britain.






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






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