1767 in History

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Events in History

  • Apr 8 Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders
  • May 14 British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
  • Jun 18 Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island
  • Jun 29 British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America
  • Jul 3 Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
  • Jul 3 Norway's oldest newspaper still in print, Adresseavisen, is founded (first edition published this date).
  • Sep 28 Gentlemen 17 forbid private slave transport India to Cape of Good Hope
  • Oct 18 Mason Dixon line, the boundary between Maryland & Pennsylvania agreed upon
  • Dec 28 King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (d. 1849)
  • Jan 8 Abraham de Veer, Dutch governor-general of Suriname (1822-28)
  • Jan 24 Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 15 Andrew Jackson, General and 7th US President (1829-37), born in Waxhaws in the border area between North and South Carolina (d. 1845)

US President & General Andrew Jackson
US President & General
Andrew Jackson
  • Mar 22 Cornelis T Elout, Dutch minister of Finance
  • Mar 25 Joachim Murat, marshal of France/King of Naples (1808-15)
  • Apr 25 Nicolas Oudinot, French marshal (d. 1847)
  • Apr 30 Jean Henri Appelius, lawyer/minister of Finance
  • May 7 Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany (d. 1820)
  • May 12 Manuel de Godoy, Spanish statesman (d. 1851)
  • Jun 15 Rachel Donelson Jackson, wife of President Andrew Jackson (1828-37), (d. 1828)
  • Jun 22 Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 11 John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States (D) (1825-1829), born in Braintree, Massachusetts (d. 1848)

6th US President John Quincy Adams
6th US President
John Quincy Adams
  • Aug 25 Antoine Louis Léon de Richebourg de Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer (d. 1794)
  • Sep 5 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet/translator/critic
  • Oct 6 Henri Christophe, king of Haiti (d. 1820)
  • Oct 23 H Benjamin Constant, [de Rebeque], French politician/writer
  • Oct 28 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel (or Hesse-Cassel), queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1852)
  • Nov 22 Andreas Hofer, Tirol nationalist
  • Dec 22 Andreas Hofer, South Tirol, rebellion leader (fought Napoleon's France)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 22 US Defector General Benedict Arnold (26) weds the daughter of the sheriff of New Haven Margaret Mansfield

US Defector General Benedict Arnold
US Defector General
Benedict Arnold
  • Oct 4 Prince Willem V marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Thomas Clap, 1st president of Yale University (b. 1703)
  • Jan 22 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist (b. 1719)
  • Mar 7 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonizer (b. 1680)
  • Mar 20 Firmin Abauzit, French huguenot/scholar, dies at 87
  • Jul 15 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (b. 1746)
  • Sep 4 Charles Townshend, English politician (b. 1725)
  • Dec 1 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason (b. 1710)
  • Dec 9 Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies
  • Dec 22 John Newberry, English publisher, dies