On This Day

1767 in History

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, 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 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), born in Curaçao (d. 1838)
  • Jan 24 Antony CW Staring, Dutch lawyer/poet (Jaromir)

Person of interestAndrew Jackson

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, born in Bar-le-Duc, France (d. 1847)
  • Apr 30 Jean Henri Appelius, Dutch lawyer and politician (Minister of Finance), born in Middelburg, Netherlands (d. 1828)
  • May 7 Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, Duchess of York and Albany, born in Charlottenburg, Germany (d. 1820)
  • May 12 Manuel de Godoy 'Prince of the Peace', Spanish statesman, 1st Secretary of State of Spain, born in Badajoz, Spain (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 interestJohn Quincy Adams

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 Saint-Just, French revolutionary and writer, born in Decize, France (d. 1794)
  • Sep 8 August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet, translator and critic, born in Hannover, Germany (d. 1845)
  • Oct 6 Henri Christophe, President of Haiti (1807-11) and King of Haiti (1811-20), born in Grenada (d. 1820)
  • Oct 23 H Benjamin Constant [de Rebeque], French politician/writer
  • Oct 28 Marie Sophie of Hesse-Kassel, queen consort of Denmark and Norway, born in Hanau, Hesse, Germany (d. 1852)
  • Nov 22 Andreas Hofer, Tyrolean innkeeper, drover and leader of the Tyrolean Rebellion against the revolutionary Napoleonic invasion during the War of the Fifth Coalition, born in Sankt Leonhard, South Tirol, Austrian Empire (d. 1810)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

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

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

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Thomas Clap, American academic, 1st president of Yale University, dies at 63
  • Jan 22 Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist, dies at 47
  • Mar 7 Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, French colonial administrator (French Louisiana), dies at 87
  • Mar 20 Firmin Abauzit, French scholar and scientist, dies at 87
  • Jul 15 Michael Bruce, Scottish poet (Elegy written in Spring), dies at 21
  • Sep 4 Charles Townshend, English politician, 3rd Viscount of Townshend, dies at 42
  • Dec 1 Henry Erskine, 10th Earl of Buchan, British Freemason
  • Dec 9 Benedetto Alfieri, Italian architect (San Giovanni Battista), dies
  • Dec 22 John Newberry, English publisher, dies