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1770

1770 History Facts:
  • Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
  • Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Crispus Attackus is 1st black to die for American freedom
  • Captain James Cook 1st sees Australia
  • Capt Cook arrives in New South Wales (April 20)
  • Captain James Cook in Endeavor lands at Botany Bay in Australia (April 28).
  • Marie Antoinette (14 years old) marries future King Louis XVI (15 years old) of France.
  • The Orlov Revolt 1st attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks (May 26).
  • Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia (June 11).
  • Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga occur between the Russian Empire & the Ottoman Empire.
  • Russian Plague (bubonic plague) (1770-1772).
Births:
  • Charles Adams - 2nd son of US President John Adams (d. 1800)
  • David Thompson - English-Canadian explorer (d. 1857)
  • Ezekiel Hart - Canadian entrepreneur & politician (d. 1843)
  • Friedrich Hölderlin - German writer (d. 1843)
  • Georg Sverdrup - Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
  • Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel - German philosopher (d. 1831)
  • George Canning - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
  • Georges Mouton - Marshal of France (d. 1838)
  • King Frederick William III of Prussia - (d. 1840)
  • Louis Gabriel Suchet - Marshal of France (d. 1826)
  • Louis Nicolas Davout - Marshal of France (d. 1823)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (d. 1827)
  • Moses Waddel - American educator/minister & author (d. 1840)
  • Nicolas Joseph Maison - Marshal of France and Minister of War (d. 1840)
  • Robert Jenkinson - 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1828)
  • William Clark - explorer, Governor of Missouri Territory & Superintendent of Indian Affairs (d. 1838)
  • William Wordsworth - English poet (d. 1850)
Deaths:
  • Benning Wentworth - colonial governor of New Hampshire (b. 1696)
  • Carl Gustaf Tessin - Swedish politician (b. 1695)
  • Charles Yorke - Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)
  • Charles-Jean-François Hénault - French historian (b. 1685)
  • Crispus Attucks - African-American, 1st to die in Boston Massacre (b. 1723)
  • François Boucher - French painter (b. 1703)
  • George Grenville - Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1712)
  • George Whitefield - English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714)
  • Giovanni Battista Tiepolo - Venetian artist (b. 1696)
  • Giuseppe Tartini - Italian composer & violinist (b. 1692)
  • James Stirling - Scottish mathematician (b. 1692)
  • Jean-Antoine Nollet - French abbot & physicist (b. 1700)
  • John Campbell - 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician
  • John Manners - Marquess of Granby, British soldier (b. 1721)
  • Mark Akenside - English poet & physician (b. 1721)
  • Robert Dinwiddie - British colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1693)
  • Thomas Chatterton - English poet (b. 1752)
  • Thomas Robinson - 1st Baron Grantham, English politician &diplomat

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