1776 - 1800

1775-1783: American Revolution
1779: Ackworth (Quaker) School for Boys and Girls founded in England. Prior to the school's foundation, the building had been a foundling hospital
1783: First manned hot air balloon invented in France
1788: Great Britain established the prison colony of New South Wales in Australia
1791: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died on December 5th
1792: New York Stock Exchange founded
1799-1800: French Revolution
1800: The second Act of Union was passed, merging the Kingdom of Ireland with the Kingdom of Great Britain to form the United Kingdom