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Notable Historical Events - 1771

1771James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England

1771Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris

1771 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 22
Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain 
Feb 12
Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden. 
Feb 16
Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy 
Feb 19
Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo) 
May 7
Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada 
May 16
The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina. 
Jul 12
James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England 
Jul 14
Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California 
Jul 31
Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam 
Sep 8
Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California 
Sep 26
Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel" premieres in Paris 
Oct 9
The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland. 
Nov 4
Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris 
Nov 16
West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname 
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