||St Ann's Church consecrated.|
||Manchester's first newspaper, the Manchester Weekly Journal, published.|
||Mersey Irwell Navigation Act which allowed improvements to be made to the rivers Mersey and Irwell to enable vessels of up to fifty tons to reach Manchester.|
||First turnpike road in the area between Manchester and Buxton opened.|
Cotton Exchange built by Sir Oswald Mosley in the Market Place.|
Kay's flying shuttle developed. This speeded up weaving and brought about an imbalance between spinning and weaving which ultimately led to developments such as Hargreaves' Spinning Jenny, Arkwright's water frame and Crompton's mule.|
Bonnie Prince Charlie passed through Manchester on his way to Derby and again on his retreat northwards.|
Manchester Mercury first published. Ceased publication in 1830.|
Manchester Infirmary (later Manchester Royal Infirmary) founded.
Flying coach to London took four days.|
Manchester's first workhouse opened.
St Mary's Church consecrated.|
Census gave Manchester's population as 17,101.|
Bridgewater canal act.|
London to Manchester by coach took three days.|
Second Bridgewater Canal Act which authorised its construction to Manchester rather than Salford.
Opening of Bridgewater Canal, the first modern artificial waterway, linking Worsley to Manchester.|
Hargreaves' Spinning Jenny developed, to have significant effect on the development of Manchester in the latter half of the century.|
Arkwright invented his water frame which led to the development of water-powered mills.|
Gentlemen's Concert Club founded, later to become Gentlemen's Concert Society.|
Manchester's first bank opened.|
Percival's census of Manchester gave population as 22,581.|
Bridgewater Canal to Runcorn opened.
Pleasure boats began to sail on bridgewater Canal.|
Theatre Royal, Spring Gardens, opened.|
Crompton developed the mule which finally forced the spinning industry into steam-powered mills.|
Manchester Chronicle first published. Ceased publication in 1838.|
Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society founded.
College of Arts and Science founded.|
Power loom weaving developed by Edmund Cartwright.|
Manchester Academy founded.|
Estimated population of Manchester 48,821.|
Mosley Street Congregational Church opened.
Heywood's Bank established.
Mosley Street Unitarian Chapel erected.|
Construction of the first steam engine used in the manufacture of cotton.
New Bailey Prison opened.
Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal Act passed.|
Power looms introduced into Manchester.
Manchester and Salford Police Act passed which provided an improved means governing the town in conjunction with the manorial Court Leet.|
Assembly Rooms in Mosley Street opened.
Offices of the Manchester Herald destroyed by rioters who believed the paper supported the French Revolution.
Exchange in Market Place demolished.
New workhouse opened.
St Peter's Church, St Peter's Square, consecrated.|
St Mary's Roman Catholic Chapel, Mulberry Street, built.
John Dalton reported his discovery of 'Daltonism', or colour blindness, at a meeting of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.
Food riots in Manchester.|
Ashton Canal completed through Manchester.
McConnel and Kennedy open their first spinning factory in Union Street. These mills are still standing today.
Soup kitchens opened because of high price of food and the trade recession.|
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