1770 in History – What happened in year 1770

✅ Published on April 1st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1770 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1770.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1770 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
05 marchBritish soldiers fired into a crowd in Boston, Massachusetts,killing five civilians.
29 aprilBritish explorer James Cook and the crew of HMS Endeavour, the first European ship to land in eastern Australia, reached the coast of Botany Bay near present-day Sydney.
03 juneMission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, a historic Catholicmission church in present-day Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, and the site of the first Christian confirmation in Alta California, was established.
11 juneCapt. James Cook discovered Great Barrier Reef of Australia. Cook explored thousands of miles across largely uncharted areas of the globe, surveying, recording and naming features for the first time. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometers.
01 julyLexell's Comet passed closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.015 AU.
07 julyThe battle of Larga took place Ottoman Empire and Russian empire. This battle took place on the bank of Larga River. This battle resulted in decisive victory of Russian army.
11 JuneCaptain James Cooke discovered the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
14 SeptemberFreedom of the press was recognized in Denmark.
19 AprilCaptain James Cook became the first Western man to reach Australia.
28 JanuaryFrederick North Augustus became Prime Minister of Great Britain following the resignation of Fitz Roy.
26 MarchEnglish explorer Captain James Cook and HMS Endeavor his crew completed the circumnavigation of New Zealand.
20 AprilGeorgian king Erikle II defeated the Ottoman army at the Battle of Aspindra.
16 MayMarie Antoinette married Louis-Auguste, who later became King Louis XVI of France).
19 JuneThe General Church of New Jerusalem was established.
06 JulyBattle of Cesme: Russian fleet defeated Turkish army.
01 AugustThe Battle of Kagal: 150,000 Turks were eliminated by Russian commander Puert Romintsov.


Famous birthdays in the year 1770:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 AugustWilliam Clark / Soldier / United States of America
01 JuneFriedrich Laun / Author / Germany
02 March Louis-Gabriel Suchet / General / France
03 AprilTheodoros Kolokotronis / General / Greece
03 JuneManuel Belgrano / Economist / Argentina
04 March Joseph Jacotot / Philosopher / France
07 AprilWilliam Wordsworth / Poet / United Kingdom
07 JuneRobert Jenkinson / Politician / United Kingdom
08 AprilJohn Thomas Campbell / Politician / Australia
09 AprilThomas Johann Seebeck / Academic / Germany
10 MayLouis-Nicolas Davout / Politician / France
11 AprilGeorge Canning / Politician / United Kingdom
13 March Daniel Lambert / Animal Breeder / United Kingdom
15 MayEzekiel Hart / Politician / Canada
17 DecemberLudwig Van Beethoven / Musician / United States of America
19 NovemberBertel Thorvaldsen / Academic / Denmark
20 JuneMoses Waddel / Academic / United States of America
25 AprilGeorg Sverdrup / Philologist / Norway
26 February Anton Reicha / Composer / Bahamas
27 AugustGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel / Philosopher / Germany
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