What Happened in January 1770

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Historical Events

  • Jan 1 Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
  • Jan 13 De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 19 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 28 Frederick North becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain after Augustus FitzRoy resigns

British Prime Minister Frederick North
British Prime Minister
Frederick North

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 25 Francis Burdett, British politician

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 7 Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician (b. 1695)
  • Jan 20 Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722)