Historical Events for Year 1773
Events 1 - 20 of 20
Jan 6th - Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
Jan 12th - 1st US public museum established (Charlestown SC)
Jan 17th - Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S)
Feb 26th - Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Phila) (1st solitary)
Mar 12th - Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
Mar 18th - Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer" premieres in London
Apr 27th - British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)
Jun 17th - Cúcuta, Colombia is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar
Jul 20th - Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
Jul 21st - Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
Jul 29th - 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH
Sep 11th - Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
Oct 12th - America's first asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin Oct 13th - The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier
Oct 14th - The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland.
Oct 14th - American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.
Nov 5th - John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an "Enemy to America"
Dec 16th - Boston tea party incident - Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbour in protest against British imposed Tea Act
Dec 18th - A skirmish at Grass Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound results in the deaths of two Māori and nine members of Cook's expedition, New Zealand
Dec 26th - Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia