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Notable Historical Events - 1770

1770James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.

1770Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia

1770British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia

1770Capt James Cook aboad Endeavour lands at Botany Bay in Australia

1770 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 1
Date of action in the opera "Madeleine" 
Jan 13
De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris 
Jan 19
Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan) 
Mar 5
Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Native African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die. Later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings 
Apr 12
Townsend Acts repealed 
Apr 19
Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname 
Apr 19
British explorer Captain James Cook 1st sights Australia 
Apr 20
Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales 
Apr 28
Capt James Cook aboad Endeavour lands at Botany Bay in Australia 
May 26
The Orlov Revolt, a first attempt to revolt against the Turks before the Greek War of Independence ends in disaster for the Greeks. 
Jun 3
Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in Calif 
Jun 11
Capt James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia 
Jun 19
General Church of New Jerusalem established 
Jun 19
Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion. 
Jun 28
Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia 
Jul 5
Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire. 
Jul 6
Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish 
Aug 22
James Cook's expedition lands on the east coast of Australia. 
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