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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1770 AD

January

January 1: Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
January 13: De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris
January 19: Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)

March

March 5: Blanche Kelso Bruce sworn in as a U.S. Senator (Mississippi)
March 5: Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Crispus Attackus becomes 1st black to die for American freedom

April

April 9: Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay (Australia)
April 12: Townsend Acts repealed
April 19: Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname
April 19: Captain James Cook 1st sees Australia
April 20: Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales
April 28: Captain James Cook in Endeavor lands at Botany Bay in Australia

May

May 16: Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

June

June 3: Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in California
June 11: Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia
June 19: General Church of New Jerusalem established
June 28: Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia

July

July 6: Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish
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