On This Day

Historical Events in 1767

  • Apr 8 Ayutthaya kingdom falls to Burmese invaders

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May 13 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's first opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus", written when he was 11 years old, premieres in Salzburg

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • May 14 British government disbands Americans import duty on tea
  • Jun 18 Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti, considered the first European to reach the island
  • Jun 29 British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America, helping to intensify opposition to British rule
  • 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 and Pennsylvania is agreed upon
  • Dec 16 Van Ritter von Glucks opera "Alceste" premieres
  • Dec 28 King Taksin crowned King of Thailand and establishes Thonburi as his capital