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Year 1718 (MDCCXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar).

Events of 1718

January–June



July–December



  • July 21 – The Treaty of Passarowitz is signed.
  • OctoberStede Bonnet and his crew are captured near the mouth of the Cape Fear Rivermarker and taken to Charleston, South Carolina, where they are tried for piracy. All but four of Bonnet's crew are found guilty and sentenced to death.
  • October 24 – Stede Bonnet escapes from prison.
  • November 8 – 22 of Stede Bonnet's pirate crew are hanged at Charleston.
  • November 22 – Citing violations of the amnesty agreement with Blackbeard, Virginiamarker Governor Alexander Spottswood sends a Royal Navy contingent to North Carolina, where they battle Blackbeard and his crew in Ocracoke Inlet. Blackbeard is killed in action after receiving 5 musketball wounds and 20 sword lacerations.


Undated



Ongoing events



Births



See also :Category: 1718 births.


Deaths



See also :Category: 1718 deaths.



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