Historical Events in 1772

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  • Jan 1st First traveler's cheques go on sale in London, can be used in 90 European cities
  • Feb 12th Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
  • Feb 17th 1st Partition of Poland signed in Vienna by Austria, Prussia and Russia
  • Mar 13th Gotthold Lessing's "Emilia Calotti" premieres in Brunswick
  • Apr 30th John Clais patents 1st scale
  • May 11th Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
  • Jun 6th Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago
  • Jun 9th 1st Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion
  • Jun 9th 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, RI
  • Jun 10th Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders
  • Jun 12th Marion du Fresne is killed at Tacoury's Cove, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, by local Māori
  • Jun 22nd Somerset v Stewart UK court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encourages abolitionist movement

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Jul 13th Captain James Cook begins 2nd voyage aboard the Resolution to the South Seas to search for Terra Australis (Southern continent)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • Aug 5th 1st Partition of Poland between Austria, Prussia and Russia is made public
  • Aug 11th Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000
  • Aug 19th Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish government & restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720
  • Aug 21st King Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
  • Aug 31st Hurricane destroy ships off Dominica
  • Sep 1st Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California
  • Sep 22nd 1st Partition of Poland is ratified by Austria, Prussia and Russia
  • Sep 26th New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
  • Oct 30th Captain Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown
  • Nov 2nd Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
  • Dec 22nd Moravian missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny