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Centuries: 17th century - 18th century - 19th century
- The Iron Bridge is completed across the Severn river in Shropshire; the first all cast-iron bridge ever constructed.
- The city of Tampere is founded in Finland.
- May 13 - War of Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives a part of its territory that was taken from them (the Inn District).
- July 16 - American Revolutionary War: United States forces led by General Anthony Wayne capture Stony Point, New York from British troops.