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 AddisonÂ’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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Timeline of the Eighteenth Century: 1725-1749 2

1746 Sep 20, Bonnie Prince Charlie fled to France from Scotland. [see Oct 1] (MC, 9/20/01) 1746 Sep 21, A French expeditionary army occupied Labourdonnais. Colonial governor Joseph Francois Dupleix occupied Madras. (PCh, 1992, p.298)(MC, 9/21/01) 1746 Oct 1, Bonnie Prince Charlie fled to France. [see Sep 20] (MC, 10/1/01) 1746 Oct 7, William Billings, […]

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Timeline 18th Century: 1700-1724

1700 Jan 1, Russia replaced the Byzantine with the Julian calendar, which remained in effect until the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1918. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etos_Kosmou) 1700 Jan 26, A magnitude 9.0 earthquake shook Northern California, Oregon, Washington and British Colombia. It triggered tsunami that damages villages in Japan. (AP, 2/27/10) 1700 Jan 27, A tsunami […]

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Timeline Seventeenth Century: 1661-1699

1661 Feb 5, Kangxi ascended the throne of China as a child. He was the 1st of three Qing emperors who reigned for 133 years until 1795. Kangxi ruled over China until 1722. The film “Forbidden City: The Great Within,” depicts the period. Kangxi was followed by Yongzheng and Qianlong. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangxi_Emperor)(WSJ, 11/2/95, p.A-12)(Econ, 11/5/05, p.90) […]

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Timeline Seventeenth Century: 1661-1699 – 2

1689 Purcell composed his musical tragedy “Dido and Aeneas.” (SFC, 9/23/00, p.B10) 1689 The White Hart Inn at Ware, England, put up 26 butchers and their wives in one bed, the “Great Bed of Ware,” in a marketing ploy to attract customers. (WSJ, 12/6/01, p.A19) 1689 The Macedonian city of Skopje, under Ottoman rule at […]

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