What Happened in 1774

Significant Events

  • Feb 22 British House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
  • Aug 1 Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen
  • Sep 5 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo with Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Oct 14 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
  • Dec 13 First incident of American Revolution - 400 attack Ft William and Mary, New Hampshire
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 21 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1717). Reigns 1757 to 1774. Dies at 56
  • Jan 30 Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 30 Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 4 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • Feb 10 Florian Leopold Gassmann, composer, dies at 44
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