Chrysanthemums from the Orient come over the following year.
Inx1789 the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is completed by the
German architect Carl
sketch by the American amateur architect Samuel Blodget Jr. (1757-
Written by the German Rudolp
Baron Munchausen’s Marvellous Travels and Campaigns in Russia.
The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is established in London in
1787 with its headquarters at Lord’s Cricket Ground (named after
its founder Thomas Lord). It begins to set out the laws of cricket.
1790 The French adopt the decimal system of weights and measures.
The first machine able to
produce a continuous sheet of paper is invented by the French mill-
derives from the German silver coin the taler (via daler and dalar), first struck
in 1519. Five years later (1797) the first copper pennies are minted in Britain.
1744, is played at Princeton College, New Jersey in 1786
However, some claim that a General Abner Doubleday
invented the game at Cooperstown, NY, in 1839!
, described as early as
Inx1788 the London newspaper The Daily Universal Register, founded by John Walter in 1785, is
, and earns the title “The Thunderer”. The Observer is founded 3 years later.
French engineer Claude Chappe
begins to put an end to powdered hair.
It is later removed (1816)
whilst in France the
1801 The Union Jack becomes the official flag of the United Kingdom and the first population census is held in Great Britain and France.
In 1802 the German chemist Franz Achard
sugar beet from beetroot. The results were not
encouraging, however, and it was ten years before
the industry was successfully established, this time
in France with the support of Napoleon.
In Washington, work is completed on the “executive mansion”,
The White House, in 1800, but building continues on the Capitol, the meeting place of the U.S. Congress. Both are badly damaged in the War of 1812.