What Happened in 1770

Significant Events

  • Mar 5 Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. The massacre galvanized anti-British feelings.
  • Apr 19 British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia
  • Apr 28 British Captain James Cook, aboard the Endeavour, lands at Botany Bay in Australia
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