Astronomical aberration discovered by the astronomer James Bradley
.Swedish academy of sciences
founded at Uppsala.Births
February 21 - Emperor Peter III
of Russia, husband of Catherine the Great (+ 1762).
March 14 - Neeltje van den Houten
August 28 - John Stark
, American Revolutionary War general.
September 14 - Mercy Otis Warren
, American playwright.
October 27 - James Cook
(+1779), British naval captain and explorer.Baptized
April 13 - Joannes van den Hauten
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