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What Happened in 1770

Important Events in 1770

  • Mar 5 Boston Massacre (Incident on King Street): British soldiers kill 5 men in a crowd throwing snowballs, stones and sticks at them. African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die; later held up as early black martyr. Massacre galvanizes anti-British feelings.
  • Apr 19 British explorer Captain James Cook first sights Australia

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World Leaders in 1770

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