Historical Events in 1771

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  • Jan 22nd Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
  • Feb 12th Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
  • Feb 16th Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
  • Feb 19th Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo)
  • May 7th Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada
  • May 16th The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.

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Jul 12th James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • Jul 14th Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California
  • Jul 31st Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam
  • Sep 8th Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California

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Sep 26th Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris

Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot
Enlightenment Philosopher
Denis Diderot
  • Oct 9th The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
  • Nov 4th Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 16th West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname