AD 1550 – 1983. After an inactive phase (~1 storm/year) in the middle 16th century, an increase to ~8 storms/year in the 17th century associated with the Little Ice Age. Then a steady decrease until 1870, when occurrence halved and dropped to ~2 storms/year.  16°12′30.780″N 89°4′24.420″W.
hace 4 días · The American Revolution was an ideological and political revolution that occurred in British America between 1765 and 1791. The Americans in the Thirteen Colonies formed independent states that defeated the British in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), gaining independence from the British Crown and establishing the United States of America as the first nation-state founded on ...
- 22 March 1765 – 14 January 1784
- Independence of the United States of America from the British Empire, End of British colonial rule in the Thirteen Colonies, End of the First British Empire, Began the Age of Revolution, World's first Federal republic founded on the consent of the governed, First permanently successful overthrow of monarchical colonial rule, Created oldest permanent constitution in current effect, Created oldest federal republic in existence, Beginning of the Decolonization of the Americas
hace 6 días · 1771 – Charles Messier: publishes catalogue of astronomical objects (Messier Objects) now known to include galaxies, star clusters, and nebulae. 1778 – Antoine Lavoisier (and Joseph Priestley ): discovery of oxygen leading to end of Phlogiston theory
hace 4 días · The weighted average annual profits generated by a slave in 2007 was $3,175, with a low of an average $950 for bonded labour and $29,210 for a trafficked sex slave. Approximately 40% of slave profits each year were generated by trafficked sex slaves, representing slightly more than 4% of the world's 29 million slaves.
hace 5 días · Alexander of Greece. 25 October 1920. King Alexander of Greece, 27, died of sepsis after being bitten by a palace steward's pet Barbary macaque in his garden, while trying to break up a fight between his German shepherd and another monkey.   George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon.
hace 5 días · 1739: Screw-cutting lathe invented by Henry Hindley (1701–1771). 1770s: Continuous track first conceived by Anglo-Irish Richard Lovell Edgeworth (1744–1817). 1780: Modified version of the Newcomen engine (the Pickard engine) developed by James Pickard (dates unknown).