1773 in History – What happened in year 1773

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

In history, year 1773 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 1773.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1773 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
01 januaryThe hymn 'Amazing Grace' was probably first used in a prayer meeting in Olney, England, without the music familiar to modern listeners.
16 decemberTo prevent the unloading of tea that was taxed without their consent under the Tea Act, a group of colonists destroyed it by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
13 OctoberCharles Messier discovered the Whirlpool Galaxy.
06 JanuaryMassachusetts slaves petitioned the Legislature for independence.
26 FebruaryConstruction rights for Walnut St. Jail Philadelphia).
18 MarchOliver Goldsmith's "She To Win" premiered in London.
27 AprilThe British Parliament passed the Tea Act.
08 MayIn Egypt, the Ottoman rebels revolted, killing Ali Bay, the Malluk Sultan of Egypt.
17 JuneCucaca, Colombia was founded by Juana Rangel de Cuellar.
21 JulyPope Clemens XIV banned Jesus.
11 SeptemberBenjamin Franklin wrote a book called "There was never a good war or a bad peace".
13 OctoberThe Whirlpool galaxy was discovered by Charles Messier.
05 NovemberJohn Hencock was elected as a mediator at the Boston city meeting, which resolves that anyone who supports the Tea Act is "an enemy of America".
26 DecemberTea vessels were expelled from Philadelphia.


Famous birthdays in the year 1773:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayHenrik Steffens / Philosopher / Norway
02 JuneJohn Randolph of Roanoke / Politician / United States of America
06 OctoberJohn MacCulloch / Academic / Scotland
06 AprilJames Mill / Historian / Scotland
09 February William Henry Harrison / Politician / United States of America
09 NovemberThomasine Christine Gyllembourg-Ehrensvärd / Author / Denmark
09 January Cassandra Austen / Painter / United Kingdom
12 AugustKarl Faber / Academic / Russia
13 JuneThomas Young / Physicist / United Kingdom
14 AprilJean-Baptiste de Villèle / Politician / France
15 MayKlemens von Metternich / Politician / Germany
17 SeptemberJonathan Alder / Captain / United States of America
19 MayArthur Aikin / Chemist / United Kingdom
22 AugustAimé Bonpland / Botanist / France
23 JulyThomas Brisbane / Politician / Scotland
25 SeptemberAgostino Bassi / Author / Italy
26 March Nathaniel Bowditch / Mathematician / United States of America
27 JulyJacob Aall / Politician / Norway
29 AugustAimé Bonpland / Botanist / France
31 MayLudwig Tieck / Poet / Germany
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