Historical Events for Year 1718

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Jan 9th - France declares war on Spain
Jan 17th - Avalanche destroys every building in Leukerbad, Switz; kills 53
May 7th - The city of New Orleans was founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville .
May 15th - James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world's 1st machine gun
Jun 26th - Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.
Jul 21st - The Treaty of Passarowitz between the Ottoman Empire, Austria and the Republic of Venice is signed.
Aug 2nd - Austrian joins Triple Alliance
Aug 11th - Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily
Aug 21st - Emperor Karel VI, Turkey & Venice sign peace treaty
Aug 25th - Hundreds of French colonists arrive in Louisiana; New Orleans, founded
Nov 18th - Voltaire's "Oedipe" premieres in Paris
Dec 17th - France, Britain and Austria declare war on Spain (War of the Quadruple Alliance 1718–1720)

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