1770 in History
January 1 Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"
January 13 De Beaumarchais' "Les Deux Amis," premieres in Paris
January 19 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
March 5 Blanche Kelso Bruce sworn in as a U.S. Senator (Mississippi)
March 5 Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Crispus Attackus becomes 1st black to die for American freedom
April 9 Captain James Cook discovers Botany Bay (Australia)
April 12 Townsend Acts repealed
April 19 Amsterdam buys Van Aerssens family 1/3 part of Suriname
April 19 Captain James Cook 1st sees Australia
April 20 Captain Cook arrives in New South Wales
April 28 Captain James Cook in Endeavor lands at Botany Bay in Australia
May 16 Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France
June 3 Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo founded in California
June 11 Captain James Cook discovers Great Barrier Reef off Australia
June 19 General Church of New Jerusalem established
June 28 Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia
July 6 Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish