Timeline 17th Century: 1600-1625

1600 Feb 4, Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler met for 1st time near Prague. (MC, 2/4/02) 1600 Feb 8, Vatican sentenced scholar Giordano Bruno to death. (MC, 2/8/02) 1600 Feb 17, Giordano Bruno (b.1548), Italian philosopher, occasional alchemist and advocate of Copernican theory, was burned at stake by the Catholic Church. In 2008 Ingrid D. […]

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Timeline of the Eighteenth Century: 1775-1799

1775 Jan 8, John Baskerville (68), English printer, type designer, died. (MC, 1/8/02) 1775 Jan 11, In South Carolina Francis Salvador became the 1st Jew elected to office in America. [see Aug 1] (AH, 2/05, p.16) 1775 Jan 17, 9 old women were burned as witches for causing bad harvests in Kalisk, Poland. (MC, 1/17/02) […]

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Timeline of the Eighteenth Century: 1775-1799 2

1785 In Sweden the first Illis Quorum Meruere Labores (For Those Whose Labors Have Deserved It), a gold medal, was awarded. (NH, 4/97, p.31) 1785-1812 This period in the life of Martha Ballard, Maine herbalist and mid-wife, was covered by Ballard in her diaries and later uncovered by historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and portrayed in […]

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Timeline of the Eighteenth Century: 1775-1799 3

1793-1860 Thomas Addison, English physician, discovered Addison’s disease, a usually fatal disease caused by the failure of the adrenal cortex to function and marked by a bronze-like skin pigmentation, anemia, and prostration. (AHD, 1971, p.15) 1793-1863 Sam Houston, US soldier and political leader. He was president of the Republic of Texas from 1836-1838. (WUD, 1994, […]

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Timeline of the Eighteenth Century: 1750-1774

1750 Mar 5, The 1st American Shakespearean production, was an “altered” Richard III in NYC. (MC, 3/5/02) 1750 Mar 16, Caroline Lucretia Herschel, 1st woman astronomer, was born in Hanover, Germany. (MC, 3/16/02) 1750 May 20, Stephen Girard, rescued U.S. bonds during War of 1812, actor, was born. (HN, 5/20/98) 1750 Mar 23, Johannes Matthias […]

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Timeline of the Eighteenth Century: 1750-1774 2

1769 Apr 20, Ottawa Chief Pontiac (bc1720) was murdered by an Indian in Cahokia. (WUD, 1994, p.1117)(HN, 4/20/98) 1769 Apr 22, Madame du Barry became King Louis XV’s “official” mistress. (MC, 4/22/02) 1769 Apr 24, Arthur Wellesley, general, Duke of Wellington, was born. [see May 1] (HN, 4/24/98) 1769 May 1, Arthur Wellsley, Duke of […]

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Timeline of the Eighteenth Century: 1725-1749

1725 Jan 28, Peter I “the Great” Romanov (52), Czar of Russia (1682-1725), died. [see Feb 8] (MC, 1/28/02) 1725 Feb 8, Peter I (52) “the Great” Romanov, czar of Russia (1682-1725), died. [see Jan 28] (MC, 2/8/02) 1725 Feb 20, New Hampshire militiamen partook in the first recorded scalping of Indians by whites in […]

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