A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

NAMvEx1540Sep26Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
GBMvEx1580Sep26Francis Drake with Spanish treasure returns to England
NECfSk1680Sep26Tax revolt in Gorinchem due to tax on cereal
EUCfOv1687Sep26Parthenon destroyed after Ottoman ammunition dump inside explodes (hit by Venetian mortar round)
??CfPc1733Sep26France and Sardinia-Savoy sign anti-Habsburg covenant
FRMeTh1771Sep26Denis Diderot’s Le Fils Naturel premieres in Paris
NASeMn1772Sep26New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
NACfAr1776Sep26Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane to negotiate treaty with France
NACfAr1777Sep26English general William Howe conquers and occupies Philadelphia
FRScCm1786Sep26England and France sign Eden trade agreement, briefly ending the economic war between the two
NAScGv1789Sep26George Washington appoints Thomas Jefferson as first Secretary of State
NAScGv   John Jay confirmed as first Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court
FRScGv1815Sep26Russia, Prussia and Austria sign Holy Alliance
NASeAg1820Sep26Tomato is proven non-poisonous by Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson
NAScBd   Daniel Boone dies in Missouri
NAMeTh1831Sep26Robert Montgomery Bird’s Gladiator premieres in New York City
ITMeMu1835Sep26Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Lucia di Lammermoor premieres in Naples

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