1773 in History
January 6 Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
January 17 Captain James Cook becomes 1st to cross Antarctic Circle (66 degrees 33' S)
February 26 Construction authorized for Walnut St. jail in Philadelphia
March 12 Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
March 18 Oliver Goldsmith' "She Stoops to Conquer," premieres in London
April 27 British Parliament passes Tea Act (Boston won't like this)
July 20 Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
July 21 Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
July 29 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, OH
September 11 Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
December 16 Big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)
December 26 Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia