January 12 - The first American museum open to the public is opened in (Charleston,
January 17 - Captain James Cook
becomes the first European explorer to cross the
April 27 or May 10 - The British Parliament passes the Tea Act, designed to save the
British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
May 8 - Ali Bey
dies of wounds received in a skirmish with Ottoman rebels.
October 12 - America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and
Disordered Minds' in Williamsburg, Virginia.
December 16 - Boston Tea Party.
Antigua Guatemala is destroyed by an earthquake and the capital of Guatemala is
moved to Guatemala City.
Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II expels Jesuits from the Empire, and Pope Clement
XIV orders the dissolution of the Society of Jesus.
Baron de Morveau experiments with chlorine as a disinfectant.Daniel Boone
leads some pioneers into Kentucky. "Native American Indians" attack,
and Boone's son is killed.
Hilaire Rouelle discovers urea.Births
January 27 - Prince Augustus
of Great Britain, later Duke of Sussex, sixth son of
King George III.
February 9 - William Henry Harrison
, President of the United States (+ 1841).
May 15 - Prince Klemens Wenzel von Metternich
, statesman (+ 1859).
May 19 - Arthur Aikin
, English chemist and mineralogist.
Jun2 29 - Gerbrand Grinwis
July 5 - Prince Louis of Bourbon-Parma
, later King of Etruria.
October 6 - Louis Philippe
, Duc de Chartres, later Duc d'Orleans and King of the French.
November 29 - Jan van Oost
December 27 - Sir George Cayley
, English aviation pioneer.Baptized
April 25 - Lena Vreeswijk
May 5 - Henrica van den Houten
February 20 - King Charles Emmanuel III
May 8 - Ali Bey
July - Wilhelmina Agatha Nies
July 23 - George Edwards
, naturalist (* 1693).To my Homepage