- 1707 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain
- 1753 Publication of Species Plantarum by Linnaeus, and the formal start date of plant taxonomy adopted by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.
- 1841 First emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri, for California
- 1886 US general strike for 8-hour working day begins
- 1898 George Dewey commands “You may fire when you are ready, Gridley” as US route Spanish fleet at Manila
- 1931 Empire State Building opens in NewYork City
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