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What Happened in 1773

Important Events in 1773

  • Jan 17 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66┬░ 33' S)
  • Dec 16 Boston tea party incident - Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbour in protest against British imposed Tea Act

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Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"

On September 11, 1773

Famous People in 1773

World Leaders in 1773

Would you believe this fact about today?Would You Believe?

Benjamin Franklin publishes a hoax letter "An Edict by the King of Prussia" in the Public Advertiser, criticising Britain's colonial policies in the American colonies

On September 22, 1773

Famous Weddings in 1773

  • Oct 10 American revolution patriot Paul Revere (38) weds Rachel Walker in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous People Who Died in 1773

  • Jan 4 Anton Losenko, Russian painter (b. 1737)
  • Jan 21 Alexis Piron, French dramatist (La M├ętromanie), dies at 83
  • Feb 20 Charles Emanuel III of Savoy, King of Sardinia, dies at 71
  • Mar 1 Jan Wagenaar, Dutch historian, dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Luigi Vanvitelli [Louis van Wittel], Italian architect, dies at 72

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