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The first modern circus with acrobats on galloping horses is staged by Philip Astley in London.
The Massachusetts House of Representatives issues the circular letter written by Samuel Adams and they send it to the other Thirteen Colonies.
The imprisonment of John Wilkes takes place for criticizing King George III in an article he wrote for The North Briton.
The island of Corsica is ceded to France from Genoa according to the Treaty of Versailles.
The departure of James Cook from Plymouth takes place as he sets out for his first voyage of discovery.
The sinking of the slave ship Fredensborg takes place off Tromøy in Norway. Read More
Joshua Reynolds becomes the first president of the Royal Academy in London upon its establishment.
Modern-day Nepal is created upon the merging of several small kingdoms by King Prithvi Narayan Shah.
Taksin conquers the Thonburi Kingdom in Thailand and is made ruler. Read More
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