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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1773 AD

January

January 6: Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
January 12: 1st U.S. public museum established (Charlestown SC)
January 17: Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66 degrees 33' S)

February

February 26: Construction authorized for Walnut St. jail in Philadelphia

March

March 12: Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
March 18: Oliver Goldsmith' "She Stoops to Conquer," premieres in London

April

April 27: British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)

July

July 20: Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
July 21: Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
July 29: 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH

September

September 11: Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"

December

December 16: Big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)
December 26: Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia
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