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1700-1709
1700
Sept 11 James Thomson James Thomson Poetry
1701
1702
1703
1704
1705
1706
1707
Oct 23 Great Britain's First Parliament Is Convened British History
1708
Oct 16 Albrecht von Haller Albrecht von Haller Human Anatomy & Physiology
1709
Sept 18 Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson
1710-1719
1710
1711
Oct 17 Jupiter Hammon Jupiter Hammon Poetry Famous African Americans
1712
1713
1714
1715
1716
1717
1718
1719
1720-1729
1720
1721
1722
Sept 12 Treaty of St. Petersburg Ends Russo-Persian War Russia Iran World History
Sept 27 Samuel Adams Samuel Adams American Revolution
1723
1724
1725
Sept 25 Nicolas Joseph Cugnot (inventor/builder of first automobile) Nicolas Joseph Cugnot Automobiles
1726
1727
Oct 11 Charles II of England Is Crowned British History The British Monarchy
Handel's Coronation Anthem First Performed at the Coronation of Charles II Georg Frederick Handel Classical Music
1728
Aug 26 Johann Heinrich Lambert Johann Heinrich Lambert Physics Trigonometry Light
1729
1730-1739
1730
Sept 17 Friedrich Von Steuben Friedrich Von Steuben Steuben County, Indiana George Washington American Revolution
Oct 01 Richard Stockton (signer of the Declaration of Independence) Richard Stockton Declaration of Independence
1731
Oct 10 Henry Cavendish Henry Cavendish Chemistry Hydrogren Water
1732
1733
Oct 10 France Declares War On Austria France Austria War
1734
1735
1736
1737
Sept 09 Luigi Galvani Luigi Galvani
1738
1739
Sept 09 Stono River Slave Rebellion Begins in South Carolina South Carolina Slavery African-American History U.S. History
Oct 03 Russians & Turks End Three-year Conflict with Treaty Russia Turkey War World History
1740-1749
1740
Aug 26 Joseph Michel Montgolfier Joseph Michel Montgolfier Hot Air Balloons Inventors & Inventions
Oct 29 James Boswell James Boswell
1741
1742
1743
Aug 26 Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier Chemistry Scientist & Mathematicians
1744
1745
Aug 19 Johan G. Gahn (chemist) Johan G. Gahn Manganese Chemistry
Aug 20 Francis Asbury (theologian) Francis Asbury American Social Leaders Christian Theology
1746
Oct 22 Princeton University Is Chartered New Jersey Education
1747
1748
1749
Aug 28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1750-1759
1750
Oct 23 Nicolas Appert Nicolas Appert Food Safety
1751
1752
1753
1754
Aug 21 William Murdoch William Murdoch Inventors & Inventions
Aug 23 Louis XIV, King of France France
Sept 10 William Bligh (Captain, HMS Bounty) British History
Sept 26 Joseph-Louis Proust Joseph-Louis Proust Chemistry
Oct 08 Henry Fielding Henry Fielding Authors
1755
Oct 11 Fausto Elhuyar Fausto Elhuyar Chemistry Mineralogy Tungsten
Oct 24 British Fail in Attempt to Capture Fort Niagara from the French Canada Great Britain France Forts War
1756
1757
Sept 06 Marquis de Lafayette Marquis de Lafayette American Revolution
1758
Aug 27 Canadian Fort Frontenac Destroyed by the British Forts War
Sept 18 Abercromby Replaced As Commander of British Forces French and Indian War
Oct 10 Pierre Chouteau, Sr. Pierre Chouteau, Sr. Osage Indians Westward Expansion
Oct 16 Noah Webster Noah Webster Reference Resources
1759
Sept 13 British Defeat French at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham Great Britain France Seven Years War
Sept 18 Quebec Surrenders to British Canada French and Indian War
1760-1769
1760
Oct 25 King George II of England British Royalty
1761
1762
Aug 22 Ann Franklin Is First American Female Editor Journalism Women Historic Firsts
1763
1764
Oct 25 Abigail Smith Marries John Adams John Adams
1765
Oct 07 Stamp Act Congress Convenes to Grievances Against England. The Stamp Act
1766
Sept 06 John Dalton John Dalton Atomic Theory
1767
Oct 18 The Mason-Dixon Line Is Agreed Upon U.S. History
1768
1769
1770-1779
1770
Aug 22 Captain James Cook Claims Australia for England Captain James Cook Australia
1771
1772
Aug 19 Gustavus III of Sweden Establishes an Absolute Monarchy Swedish History
Oct 21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poetry
1773
Sept 25 Agostino Bassi de Lodi Italian Scientists & Mathematicians Bacteriologist Insects
1774
Aug 28 Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton Mother Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholicism
Sept 05 First Continental Congress Is Convened American Revolution Continental Congress U.S. History
1775
Aug 22 King George III Declares American Colonies in State of Rebellion American Revolution
Sept 25 British Capture Ethan Allen as He Leads Invasion of Montreal U.S. History
1776
Sept 09 2nd Continental Congress Renames United Colonies to the USA U.S. History Historic Firsts
Oct 03 U.S. Congress Borrows $5 Million U.S. Congress Business & Economics The American Revolution
Oct 11 Benedict Arnold Suffers Heavy Losses on Lake Champlain Benedict Arnold Naval History The American Revolution
1777
Sept 11 British Defeat Washington at the Battle of Brandywine The American Revolution U.S. History
Sept 19 Continental Army Defeats British at Saratoga New York American Revolution U.S. History
Sept 26 British Troops Occupy Philadelphia Philadelphia American Revolution
Oct 04 British Repel Washington's Attempt to Take Philadelphia Pennsylvania American Revolution
Oct 07 The Second Battle of Saratoga Begins New York The American Revolution
Oct 17 British Surrender at Saratoga American Revolution
1778
Sept 17 First Treaty Signed between U.S. and an Indian Nation (Delaware) Delaware Nation U.S. Government Historic First
1779
Aug 19 Americans Capture British Garrison at Paulus Hook, New Jersey New Jersey History American Revolution
Aug 20 Jöns Jakob Berzelius (chemist) Jöns Jakob Berzelius Chemistry Chemical Elements
Sept 23 John Paul Jones Declares "I have not yet begun to fight!" John Paul Jones American Revolution Naval History
Oct 11 General Casimir Pulaski American Revolution General Casimir Pulaski
1780-1789
1780
Aug 30 Benedict Arnold Secretly Promises to Surrender West Point Benedict Arnold The American Revolution Notorious Americans American History
Sept 23 Spy John André Captured - Papers Reveal Benedict Arnold as Traitor. Benedict Arnold American Revolution Notorious Americans
Oct 02 John André (British Officer hanged as a Spy for Benedict Arnold) Benedict Arnold American Revolution
1781
Sept 04 City of Los Angeles Founded by 44 Mexican Settlers Los Angeles U.S. History
Oct 17 Cornwallis Is Defeated at Yorktown American Revolution
1782
1783
Sept 03 Treaty of Paris Signing Ends the American Revolution American Revolution Treaty of Paris
Sept 19 First Hot-Air Balloon Launched with Animals As Passengers Hot Air Balloons
Sept 26 Jane Taylor British Authors Poetry
Oct 15 Francois de Rozier Pilots First Manned Hot Air Balloon Flight (84' above Paris) France" Hot Historic
Oct 23 Virginia Emancipates Slaves Who Fought in the Revolutionary War Virginia American Revolution Slavery African-American History U.S. History
1784
Oct 14 Ferdinand VII (King of Spain) Spain
1785
Aug 19 Congress Empowers Treasury Board to Standardize U.S. Weights & Measures. Standards of Measurement U.S. Congress
1786
Sept 11 Convention of Annapolis Opens Articles of Confederation U.S. History
1787
Sept 05 Constitutional Convention Adopts Patent & Copyright Clause U.S. Constitution Patents & Trademarks
Sept 17 Final Draft of the U.S Constitution Signed U.S. Constitution U.S. History
Oct 18 Robert Livingston Stevens Robert Livingston Stevens Inventors & Inventions Railroad Steamboats
Oct 29 Mozart Conducts First Performance of His Opera Don Giovanni Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera
1788
Sept 13 Constitutional Convention Authorizes First Federal Election U.S. Constitution Elections
Oct 24 Sarah Josepha Hale Sarah Josepha Hale Poetry
1789
Aug 21 Augustin Louis Cauchy Augustin Louis Cauchy Calculus
Aug 27 France Adopts Declaration of the Rights of Man French Revolution
Sept 11 Alexander Hamilton Appointed First Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton U.S. History Historic Firsts
Sept 13 Congress Selects New York City as Nation's Capital U.S. Congress New York City U.S. History
Sept 25 Congress Proposes 12 New Constitutional Amendments U.S. Congress U.S. Constitution
Sept 26 John Jay Appointed First Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court U.S. History Historic Firsts
Thomas Jefferson Appointed America's First Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson U.S. Department of State U.S. History Historic Firsts
Samuel Osgood Appointed First Postmaster-General U.S. Postal Service U.S. History Historic Firsts
Edmund Jennings Randolph Appointed First Attorney General U.S. Government U.S. History Historic Firsts
1790-1799
1790
Oct 03 John Ross John Ross Cherokee Nation Native-American Studies
1791
Aug 26 John Fitch Is Granted a U.S. Patent for the Steamboat John Fitch Steamboat Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks U.S. History
Sept 27 Jews in France Are Given French Citizenship France Judaism European History
Sept 30 Mozart's Opera The Magic Flute Premieres in Vienna, Austria Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera
Oct 01 France's National Legislative Assembly Convenes France
1792
1793
Sept 05 France's Reign of Terror French Revolution
Sept 18 George Washington Lays Cornerstone Stone for U.S. Capitol George Washington U.S. Capitol Architecture and Design U.S. History
Oct 08 John Hancock Declaration of Independence American Revolution
Oct 16 Marie Antoinette (beheaded) French Revolution
1794
Aug 20 "Mad" Anthony Wayne's Victory at Fallen Timbers Secures NW Territory Anthony Wayne Battle of Fallen Timbers Treaty of Greenville Native-American Studies
Oct 10 Russians Crush Rebel Polish Army at Maciejowice, Poland Russia Poland War
Oct 15 The First U.S. Silver Dollar Coins Are Released into Circulation Currencies" U.S.
1795
Oct 04 Napoleon Leads Rout of Counterrevolutionaries in Paris Napoleon Bonaparte
Oct 11 Napoleon Appointed Second-in-command of the French Army of the Interior Napoleon Bonaparte
Oct 24 Poland Divided between Austria, Prussia, and Russia Poland Austria Germany Russia European History
1796
Sept 17 George Washington's Farewell Address Is Read Before Congress George Washington U.S. Congress U.S. History
Sept 19 George Washington's Farewell Address Is Published George Washington U.S. History
1797
Aug 30 Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Oct 21 Navy Frigate U.S. Constitution, "Old Ironsides," Is Launched in Boston Harbor U.S. Constitution Naval History U.S. History
Oct 22 Andre-Jacqes Garnerin Makes First Successful Parachute Descent Paris Aviation Historic Firsts
1798
Sept 10 Spanish Invasion of Belize Defeated at St. Georges Caye Belize Spain Great Britain
Sept 25 Élie de Beaumont French Scientists & Mathematicians Geology
1799
Oct 01 John Brown Russwurm John Brown Russwurm Journalism Famous African Americans
Oct 03 Francisco Morazán (President of Honduras) Honduras
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