Find out what all happened in the first half of the 18. century

John V is crowned King of Portugal. (1. January 1707)

Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier. (1. January 1739)

Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont. (3. January 1749)

The first issue of Berlingske, Denmark's oldest continually operating newspaper, is published. (3. January 1749)

The Netherlands, Great Britain, and France sign the Triple Alliance. (4. January 1717)

The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings. (6. January 1721)

Premiere performance of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. (8. January 1734)

Second Jacobite Rising: Bonnie Prince Charlie occupies Stirling. (8. January 1746)

King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne. (14. January 1724)

The Scottish Parliament ratifies the Act of Union, paving the way for the creation of Great Britain. (16. January 1707)

Frederick I crowns himself King of Prussia in Königsberg. (18. January 1701)

Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Stockholm. (21. January 1720)

The Teatro Filarmonico in Verona is destroyed by fire. It is rebuilt in 1754. (21. January 1749)

The Principality of Liechtenstein is created within the Holy Roman Empire. (23. January 1719)

Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor. (24. January 1742)

The Battle of Ayubale results in the destruction of most of the Spanish missions in Florida. (25. January 1704)

Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne. (26. January 1736)

The Chinese storm Dartsedo. (28. January 1701)

The Russian Academy of Sciences is founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented by Senate decree. It is called the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917. (28. January 1724)

The Forty-seven Ronin, under the command of Ōishi Kuranosuke, avenge the death of their master. (30. January 1703)

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