The Iron Bridge is completed across the Severn river in Shropshire; the first all cast-iron
bridge ever constructed.
The city of Tampere is founded in Finland.
May 13 - War of Bavarian Succession: Russian and French mediators at the Congress
of Teschen negotiate an end to the war. In the agreement Austria receives a part of its
territory that was taken from them (the Inn District).
July 16 - American Revolutionary War: United States forces led by General Anthony
capture Stony Point, New York from British troops.Births
January 5 - Stephen Decatur
, American naval officer.
January 18 - Peter Roget
, lexicographer (+ 1869).
January 25 - Pieter Janse van der Velde
March 15 - Lord Melbourne
, British Prime Minister.
May 28 - Thomas Moore
, poet (+ 1852).
August 20 - Jons Jacob Berzelius
, Swedish chemist.
November 14 - Adam Oehlenschlager
, Danish poet.Baptized
January 31 - Pieter Janse van der Velde
November 30 - Adrianus van den Houten
January 1 - Hendrik Jacobus van den Houten
January 20 - David Garrick
February 14 - James Cook
(b. 1728), British naval captain and explorer, killed at
Kealakekua Bay on the Island of Hawai'i.
December 6 - Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin
, French painter.
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