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Notable Historical Events - 1769

1769Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky

1769Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand (Poverty Bay)

1769 Historical Events
Date Event
Apr 22
Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress 
Jun 4
A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history. 
Jun 7
Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky 
Jul 14
The de Portolá Expedition establishes a base in California, and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California). 
Jul 16
Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif 
Aug 18
Gunpowder in church in Brescia, Italy, explodes, killing 3,000 
Sep 18
John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano 
Oct 8
Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand (Poverty Bay) 
Dec 12
Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee 
Dec 13
Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter 
Dec 25
First Christian service in New Zealand; Mass is celebrated in Doubtless Bay by Father Paul-Antoine Léonard de Villefeix of the de Surville expedition 
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