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1773Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S)

1773Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"

1773 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 6
Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom 
Jan 12
1st US public museum established (Charlestown SC) 
Jan 17
Capt James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66° 33' S) 
Feb 26
Construction authorized for Walnut St jail (Phila) (1st solitary) 
Mar 12
Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago 
Mar 18
Oliver Goldsmith' "She Stoops to Conquer," premieres in London 
Apr 27
British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this) 
Jun 17
Cúcuta, Colombia is founded by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar 
Jul 20
Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada) 
Jul 21
Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits 
Jul 29
1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH 
Sep 11
Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace" 
Oct 12
America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia 
Oct 13
The Whirlpool Galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier 
Oct 14
The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Komisja Edukacji Narodowej (Polish for Commission of National Education), is formed in Poland. 
Oct 14
American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland. 
Nov 5
John Hancock is elected as moderator at a Boston town meeting that resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is an "Enemy to America" 
Dec 16
Boston tea party incident - Sons of Liberty protesters throw tea shipments into Boston harbour in protest against British omposed Tea Act 
Dec 18
A skirmish at Grass Cove in Queen Charlotte Sound results in the deaths of two Māori and nine members of Cook's expedition, New Zealand 
Dec 26
Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia 
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