"The term Thoroughbred was first used in the United States in an advertisement in a
Kentucky gazette to describe a New Jersey stallion called Pilgarlick.
January 18 - Third Pacific expedition of Capt. James Cook
, with ships HMS Resolution
and HMS Discovery, first view O'ahu then Kaua'i in the Hawaiian Islands, which he
names the "Sandwich Islands."
February 5 - South Carolina becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
February 6 - American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty
of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official
recognition of the new republic.
February 23 - American Revolutionary War: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
July 10 - American Revolutionary War: Louis XVI of France declares war on the
Kingdom of Great Britain.
July 27 - American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant - British and French fleets fight to
November 26 - In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first
European to discover Maui.
France Introduced the first state-controlled brothel.Births
February 22 - Rembrandt Peale
April 10 - William Hazlitt
- English essayist.
June 29 - Engeltje van den Houten
August 27 - Sietje (Cijtje) van den Houten
November 1 - Gustav IV Adolf
December 17 - Sir Humphry Davy
- English chemist.Baptized
May 17 - Maartje Witte
January 10 - Carolus Linnaeus
May 30 - François-Marie Arouet dit Voltaire
, french philosopher.
June 28 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau
, philosopher.To my Homepage