1769 in History



April 22 Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress
June 7 Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
July 16 Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in California
August 18 Gunpowder in Brescia Italy church explodes, killing 3,000
September 18 John Harris builds 1st spinet piano (U.S.)
December 12 Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
December 13 Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter









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