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Empire: 1700-1799

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1700 1700 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Serious earthquake in sea off N America.
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1710 1710 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First Italian opera in England (Handel Rinaldo). First copyright laws
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1720 1720 could be yours. Click to buy
World: South Sea Bubble – stock market crash
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1730 1730 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Gentleman’s Magazine launched
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1740 1740 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Rule Brittania first performed
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1750 1750 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Last year that New Year’s Day is on March 25
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1760 1760 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Geo. II dies, succeeded by Geo III (grandson)
Bridlington: French privateer took ships in Bay. The Avenue purchased by Thomas Prickett
1770 1770 could be yours. Click to buy
World: J. Banks with J Cook explores ‘Sydney’, Botany Bay, Barrier Reef
Bridlington: John Wesley preaches on Quay
1780 1780 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First Sunday paper in Britain. Population of Britain about 9 m
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1790 1790 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Geo Washington President. Monasteries etc abolished in France
Bridlington: Wesley preaches at Zion (Congregational) chapel
1701 1701 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Act of Settlement to exclude Catholic monarchs
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1711 1711 could be yours. Click to buy
World: South Sea Co founded. First Mardi Gras celebration in America
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1721 1721 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Robert Walpole first Prime Minister. Brandenburg Concertos JS Bach
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1731 1731 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Covent Garden Theatre (Royal Opera House) opened
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1741 1741 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First European visits Alaska
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1751 1751 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Linnaeus produces botanical text book
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1761 1761 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Ind. Revolution: Bridgewater Canal, M’cr, transports coal
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1771 1771 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First town cricket match, Horsham. Major flood in Newcastle
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1781 1781 could be yours. Click to buy
World: End fighting in US. W Herschel discovers Uranus
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1791 1791 could be yours. Click to buy
World: French royal family held. Mozart: Magic Flute, Vienna
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1702 1702 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Wm III dies. Q. Anne succeeds (17 children all die)
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1712 1712 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First Newcomen steam engine working. ‘John Bull’ invented
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1722 1722 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Blenheim Palace completed
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1732 1732 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Mass in B Minor (JS Bach)
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1742 1742 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First performance of Handel’s Messiah in Dublin
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1752 1752 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Gt Britain changes from Julian to Gregorian calendar
Bridlington: Birth in Bridlington of Samuel Standidge, the famous whaler
1762 1762 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Rousseau publishes ‘Social Contract’
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1772 1772 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First steps to abolish slavery in England. Encyclopaedia Britannica pub
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1782 1782 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Mozart producing symphonies and quartets
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1792 1792 could be yours. Click to buy
World: French monarchy abolished, Louis XVI on trial Guillotine started
Bridlington: Survey of Bridlington harbour
1703 1703 could be yours. Click to buy
World: St Petersburg founded.Great storm ravages S Coast
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1713 1713 could be yours. Click to buy
World: End of war of Spanish succession. England gets Newfoundland etc
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1723 1723 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Vivaldi: Four Seasons
Bridlington: Wm Tangate ‘whipped from Baile to Saturday Market Cross
1733 1733 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Perambulator invented by Wm Kent for children of 3rd D of Devonshire
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1743 1743 could be yours. Click to buy
World: No information
Bridlington: The first workhouse established
1753 1753 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Full citizenship extended to Jews
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1763 1763 could be yours. Click to buy
World: End of 7 Yrs war. France cedes Canada to Britain
Bridlington: Bells hung in new octagonal brick turret at the SW corner of the Priory Church.
1773 1773 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Boston Tea Party: ‘English’ tea dumped. John Harrison wins longitude prize
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1783 1783 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Formal end of war of American Independence. Montgolfier’s balloon
Bridlington: Great storm washes piers away
1793 1793 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Fr: Louis XVI guillotined. Catholicism banned. Metric system adopted
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1704 1704 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Battle of Blenheim – Duke of Marlborough defeats French
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1714 1714 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Q Anne dies. George I first Hanoverian king
Bridlington: The Avenue built
1724 1724 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First performance of St John Passsion (J S Bach)
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1734 1734 could be yours. Click to buy
World: No information
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1744 1744 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Great comet – brightest ever
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1754 1754 could be yours. Click to buy
World: MarriaGE Act for the first time sets clear rules
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1764 1764 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Sugar Act, taxing American colonists
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1774 1774 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Jo. Priestley discovers oxygen. Birkenstock sandals invented
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1784 1784 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Britain gets first American cotton. Waterford glass founded
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1794 1794 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Nelson loses eye in battle. Oban distillery founded.
Bridlington: Quay defended by battery. Corps of Independent Volunteers founded
1705 1705 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Construction of Blenheim Palace begins
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1715 1715 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Total solar eclipse. First Jacobite rebellion, James Stuart
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1725 1725 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Catherine Empress of Russia after death of Peter the Great
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1735 1735 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Handel operas premiered at CoventGarden
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1745 1745 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Bonny Prince Charlie leads 2nd Jacobite rising
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1755 1755 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Sam. Johnson publishes Dictionary. Earthquake in Lisbon kills 60,000
Bridlington: John Ellis Harbour master. 4th Pier Act
1765 1765 could be yours. Click to buy
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1775 1775 could be yours. Click to buy
World: American Revolution starts. Battles of Lexington & Concord
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1785 1785 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Times first published (‘Daily Register’). Channel crossed by balloon
Bridlington: Prince William Henry (William IV) landed in Bridlington
1795 1795 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Napoleon leads France to victory in Italy etc.
Bridlington: Meteorite falls in Wold Newton
1706 1706 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Thos Twining opens first tearoom at 216 Strand, London – still there
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1716 1716 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Pirate Blackbeard raids shipping in W Indies
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1726 1726 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Jonathan Swift publishes Gulliver’s Travels. Voltaire exiled to England
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1736 1736 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Bathing machine first used at Scarborough
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1746 1746 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Battle of Culloden: Bonny P Charlie defeated
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1756 1756 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Seven Years War (with France) . Black Hole of Calcutta. Mozart born
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1766 1766 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Stamp Act repealed. Mozart ‘ going public’ as child performer (10)
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1776 1776 could be yours. Click to buy
World: July 4 : US Declaration of Independence. First St Leger. Gibbon Vol I
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1786 1786 has been bought for Anthony and Evelyn Halford. And this is why: In 1786, Paul Sandby painted the Priory. A copy is in the clergy vestry
World: Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in Vienna. Mont Blanc climbed
Bridlington: Light coach Bridlington to Hull established
1796 1796 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Ed Jenner gives first smallpox vaccine. Jane Austen first draft of P&P
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1707 1707 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Act of Union (England and Scotland). First turnpike roads
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1717 1717 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Rift between King and Prince of Wales. ‘Water Music’ on Thames
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1727 1727 could be yours. Click to buy
World: St Matthew Passion (JS Bach). George I dies. George II king
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1737 1737 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Major earthquake and tsunami in Russia
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1747 1747 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Discovery: citrus fruits prevent scurvy. First VD clinic opened
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1757 1757 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Britain captures Calcutta. Battle of Plassey
Bridlington: 3 ships in Bridlington Bay taken by French
1767 1767 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Discovery of Tahiti
Bridlington: The town’s first fire engine
1777 1777 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Stars & Stripes adopted, fighting continues
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1787 1787 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Penal colony set up in Australia. Lords and MCC set up
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1797 1797 could be yours. Click to buy
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1708 1708 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First Dresden porcelain produced
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1718 1718 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First innoculation
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1728 1728 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Orthodontic braces invented
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1738 1738 could be yours. Click to buy
World: John Wesley launched Methodist movement in Lincoln
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1748 1748 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Ruins of Pompeii discovered
Bridlington: Death of William Kent
1758 1758 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Halley’s Comet reappears. 7 Yrs war continues
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1768 1768 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First modern circus in London. English ships carrying over half of slaves
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1778 1778 could be yours. Click to buy
World: French declare war on Britain
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1788 1788 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Mozart:Don Giovanni & 3 symphonies. Extraordinary hail storm, France
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1798 1798 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Napoleon in Egypt. Nelson wins battle of the Nile
Bridlington: First Daily Post (is that so?)
1709 1709 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Abraham Darby makes cast iron using coke. Terrible winter, Jan-March
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1719 1719 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Robinson Crusoe (Dan. Defoe) published
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1729 1729 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Little Red Riding Hood first translated into English
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1739 1739 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Foundling hospital opened in London
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1749 1749 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Beginnings of Industrial Revolution
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1759 1759 could be yours. Click to buy
World: British Museum opens. British navy defeats French. Guinness founded
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1769 1769 could be yours. Click to buy
World: James Cook lands in New Zealand. Arkwright’s ‘Spinning Jenny’
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1779 1779 could be yours. Click to buy
World: First iron bridge constructed
Bridlington: John Wesley preached in Zion Congregational Church. Sea battle between John Paul Jones’ Bonhomme Richard and Serapis
1789 1789 could be yours. Click to buy
World: French Revolution begins. Mutiny on The Bounty. US Thanksgiving.
Bridlington: Ship building began in the town. Rope Walk laid out.
1799 1799 could be yours. Click to buy
World: Pitt introduces Income Tax (10%). Rosetta Stone found.
Bridlington: Complete street paving (Old Town)

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