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...

??????1497Jul26"Edward IV’s son" Perkin Warbeck’s army lands in Cork
SAMvEx1499Jul26Alonso de Ojeda discovers Curacao Island
??????1519Jul26Francisco Pizarro receives royal charter for South American west coast
SAScGv1529Jul26Francisco Pizarro appointed governor of Peru
FRScLc1530Jul26Jean Ango receives a letter of marque from France, allowing him to attack Portuguese ships in the Atlantic
??????1576Jul26Muitende Spanish troops conquer Aalst
NAMvEx1579Jul26Francis Drake leaves San Francisco to cross Pacific Ocean
??????1588Jul26John Hawkins becomes a knight
??????1656Jul26Rembrandt declares he is insolvent
??????1663Jul26France annexes Venaissin
??????1678Jul26England and Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France
EUCfSy1757Jul26Battle of Hastenbeck: French army beats the British Duke William of Cumberland
??????1758Jul26British battle fleet under General James Wolfe, conquers Louisbourg
NACfSy1759Jul26Battle of Fort Niagara ends: British capture fort from French
??????   French troops vacate Ticonderoga NY
EUCfSy1760Jul26Austrian troops occupy the fortes of Glatz in Prussian Silesia
NAScGw1775Jul26Congress establishes U.S. Post Office with Benjamin Franklin as Postmaster General
NAScGv1788Jul26New York becomes 11th state to ratify constitution
AUMvSt   Sydney, Australia settled by British colonists
EUScBd1791Jul26Franz Xaver Mozart is born
NAScMd1797Jul26John Quincy Adams marries Louisa Johnson
ITSeNd1805Jul26Naples/Calabria struck by earthquake, about 26,000 die
??????1822Jul26Secret meeting of Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin
EUCfSk1826Jul26Riots cause death of many Jews in Vilnus, Lithuania
SAMvEx1832Jul26HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo
PASeBy1835Jul26First sugar cane plantation started in Hawaii
AFScGv1847Jul26Liberia declares independence from American Colonization Society
NAScGs   Moses G. Farmer builds first miniature train for children to ride
NA????1848Jul26First Woman’s Rights Convention, Senecca Falls, New York
EUScGv1858Jul26Baron Lionel de Rothschild is first Jew elected to British Parliament

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