On This Day

December 1773 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 16 Boston tea party incident - Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbour in protest against British imposed Tea Act

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Dec 18 A skirmish at Grass Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound results in the deaths of two Māori and nine members of James Cook's expedition, New Zealand

Explorer James Cook
Explorer
James Cook
  • Dec 26 Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 27 George Cayley, England, found science of aerodynamics