On This Day

Events in History in 1767

  • 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