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1776 America declares independence
1789 Geo. Washington 1st USA president
1789 French Revolution begins
1798 Irish revolt against English rule
1804 Napoleon becomes French Emperor
1707 Union Act unites England/Scotland
1712 Religious warfare in Switzerland
1740 War of Austrian Succession begins
1762 Catherine II becomes Czarina/Russia
1770 Cook discovers New South Wales
1660 Restoration of monarchy, Britain
1665 Great plague of London
1666 Great Fire of London
1696 Peter the Great becomes Czar
1700 Britain's american colonies prosper
 Melchior Eliasen
 d.1732 Skálavíkar, Faroe Islands
 Cathrine Melchiorsdatter
 b.1690 Skálavíkar, Faroe Islands
 d.1753 Húsavíkar, Faroe Islands
 Hans Melchiorsen
 b.1695 Skálavíkar, Faroe Islands
 d.1771 Skúvoyar S, Faroe Islands
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