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History From 1700 AD Through 1799 AD

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A Sampler of Events That Made History Between 1700 AD and 1799 AD

1776 - General George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag
1701 - Great Britain and Ireland union is in effect, creating United Kingdom
1749 - 10th (final) volume of Fielding's "Tom Jones" is published
1700 - Protestant West-Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar
1789 - 1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published
1787 - Titania and Oberon, moons of Uranus, discovered by William Herschel
1775 - Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
1752 - East Indies invasion "Geldermalsen" leaves at Malakka: 92 killed
1785 - "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
1794 - Congress changes U.S. flag to 15 stars and 15 stripes

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