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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1768 AD

February

February 11: Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
February 15: 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
February 20: 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)

April

April 5: 1st U.S. Chamber of Commerce forms (New York City)

June

June 21: 1st U.S. bachelor of medicine degree, Dr. John Archer

July

July 7: Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel
July 18: Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song," America's 1st patriotic song

August

August 25: Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth with Endeavour to Pacific Ocean

October

October 1: English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston
October 30: 1st Methodist church in U.S. initiated (Wesley Chapel, New York City)

December

December 6: 1st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published (Scotland)
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