Historical Events in April 1769

Historic Event

Apr 13 British ship Endeavour captained by James Cook, arrives in Matavia Bay, Tahiti, with botanist Joseph Banks on board

  • Apr 22 Madame du Barry becomes French King Louis XV's "official" mistress

Historic Invention

Apr 29 Scottish engineer James Watt's patent for a steam engine with a separate condenser enrolled (Patent 913)