1764 Jan 1, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 8 years old played for the Royal Family at Versailles in France.
1769 April 22, Madame du Barry became King Louis XV's "official" mistress.
1770 May 16, Marie Antoinette (14), married the future King Louis XVI of France (15).
1774 May 10, Louis XV (64), died of smallpox
1774-1792 King Louis XIV ruled.
1774 Sep 13, Tugot, the new controller of finances, urged the king of France to restore the free circulation of grain in the kingdom.
1774 Dec, In Paris nearly 100 feet of the Rue d'Enfer ("street of Hell") collapsed to a depth of 100 feet.
1776 May 12, Turgot, French minister of Finance, resigned.
1776 Dec 23, Continental Congress negotiated a war loan of $181,500 from France.
1777 Feb 13, The Marquis de Sade was arrested without charge and imprisoned in Vincennes fortress.
1779 June 18, French fleet occupied St Vincent.
1781 April 29, French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope.
1787 July 2, The Marquis de Sade shouted from Bastille that prisoners were being slaughtered.
1802 Jan 25, Napoleon was elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic.
1811 Napoleon gave to his wife, Empress Marie Louise, a tiara with 950 diamonds (700 carats).
1811-1882 Louis Blanc, French utopian socialist, "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
1812 March 9, Swedish Pomerania was seized by Napoleon.