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1770 Historical Event(s)
- March 5, 1770 – Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, and a boy, are killed by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later. At a subsequent trial the soldiers are defended by John Adams.
- April 19, 1770 – Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI in a proxy wedding.
- April 20, 1770 – The Georgian king Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.
- April 29, 1770 – James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
- June 11, 1770 – Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
- June 19, 1770 – Emanuel Swedenborg reports the completion of the Second Coming of Christ in his work True Christian Religion.
- July 7, 1770 – The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
- August 21, 1770 – James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
- August 22, 1770 – James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, Queensland and claims the east coast of Australia as New South Wales in the name of King George III.
- November 14, 1770 – James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile
Who Were Born On 1770?
- March 4, 1770 – Joseph Jacotot, French teacher and educational philosopher (d. 1840)
- April 7, 1770 – William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)
- April 11, 1770 – George Canning, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
- April 30, 1770 – David Thompson, Canadian explorer (d. 1857)
- May 10, 1770 – Louis Nicolas Davout, French marshal (d. 1823)
- June 3, 1770 – Manuel Belgrano, Argentine politician (d. 1820)
- June 7, 1770 – Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1828)
- August 1, 1770 – William Clark, American explorer (d. 1838)
- August 27, 1770 – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (d. 1831)
- November 19, 1770 – Bertel Thorvaldsen, Danish sculptor (d. 1844)