1768 in History
February 11 Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
February 15 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
February 20 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)
April 5 1st U.S. Chamber of Commerce forms (New York City)
June 21 1st U.S. bachelor of medicine degree, Dr. John Archer
July 7 Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel
July 18 Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song," America's 1st patriotic song
August 25 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth with Endeavour to Pacific Ocean
October 1 English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston
October 30 1st Methodist church in U.S. initiated (Wesley Chapel, New York City)
December 6 1st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published (Scotland)