Here are some one liners...
The Man Who Will End Slavery -- William Wilberforce is born. It will be his mission on Earth to end slavery in Great Britain. He will see it ended before his dies and the beginning of the end for slavery in Europe. The USA will lag a bit.
A Theory of Electricity and Magnetism -- A tutor in Russia comes up with some math to explain electricity and magnetism. So does a British fellow. I talk a little about Maxwell's Equations... very little.
Breaking News: Parents Now Love their Children! -- Now that kids are not dying so much, parents feel better about investing their emotion into them.
The Man Who Will End SlaveryGrandpa Wilberfoss changed the family name to Wilberforce, in part because he is a forceful man, but no one will be more forceful than his grandson, William, who is born this year in Hull, England. William Wilberforce will end slavery in England if it is the last thing he ever does and it will be almost the last thing he does. In the merchant circles his parents live in no one takes religion too seriously, but young William will briefly come under the influence of the Methodists. He will shake off that religious stuff, but after his father dies, William will run for Parliament and somewhere along the way he will find his soul again. For God's sake, he will end slavery and despite all the jeering and name-calling, by 1807 he will make the shipping of slaves illegal (though not slavery itself). The British Navy will send out patrols to interdict the Atlantic slave trade, freeing 150,000 African slaves. Finally in 1833, William Wilberforce will see slavery made illegal throughout the British Empire... and then he will die 3 days later. He will have set the stage for making slavery illegal throughout Europe and much later, in the United States of America.   
A Theory of Electricity and MagnetismA very bright fellow named Franz is tutoring Catherine the Great's son, Paul. He has also made the first attempt at applying mathematical principles to the phenomenon of electricity and magnetism. He imagines electricity to be like a fluid but with very little mass. In essence he is describing electrons. Another fellow in England is working on the same problem, coming up with math to handle these same issues and coming up with the same results. And these two fellows don't know each other at all. Franz will publish first and thus get the credit for a good beginning.  
Breaking News: Parents Now Love their Children!
- Parents of the 1750s are starting to love their children. Children are still dying left and right, but not in the numbers they used to. Thus many parents (notably Abigail Adams) are now investing more emotion into their children rather than a simple detachment, waiting to see who will live and who will die. Usually, a child that knows it is loved will have a different attitude toward the world than one that knows it is not.