Find out what all happened in 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)

The first traveler's cheques, which can be used in 90 European cities, go on sale in London, England, Great Britain. (1. January 1772)

The hymn that became known as "Amazing Grace", then titled "1 Chronicles 17:16–17" is first used to accompany a sermon led by John Newton in the town of Olney, England. (1. January 1773)

American Revolutionary War: Norfolk, Virginia is burned by combined Royal Navy and Continental Army action. (1. January 1776)

American Revolutionary War: 1,500 soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey in the Pennsylvania Line Mutiny of 1781. (1. January 1781)

First edition of The Times of London, previously The Daily Universal Register, is published. (1. January 1788)

The Dutch East India Company is dissolved. (1. January 1800)

American Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey. (2. January 1777)

Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution. (2. January 1788)

Big Bottom massacre in the Ohio Country, marking the beginning of the Northwest Indian War. (2. January 1791)

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)

American General George Washington defeats British General Lord Cornwallis at the Battle of Princeton. (3. January 1777)

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

Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples. (4. January 1762)

Constantine Hangerli arrives in Bucharest, Wallachia, as its new Prince, invested by the Ottoman Empire. (4. January 1798)

Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for regicides. (5. January 1757)

American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold. (5. January 1781)

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

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