Historical Events for Year 1768
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Jan 9th - Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.
Feb 11th - Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes
Feb 15th - 1st mustard manufactured in America advertised, Philadelphia
Feb 20th - 1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)
Apr 5th - 1st US Chamber of Commerce forms (NYC)
May 10th - John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.
Jun 21st - 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)
Jul 7th - Firm of Johann Buddenbrook founded, in Thomas Mann's novel
Jul 18th - Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song", America's 1st patriotic song
Aug 19th - Saint Isaac's Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Captain/Explorer James Cook Aug 25th - Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England on his first voyage onboard the Endeavour bound for the Pacific Ocean
Oct 1st - English troops under general Gauge lands in Boston
Oct 30th - 1st Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)
Dec 1st - The slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway.
Dec 6th - 1st edition of "Encyclopedia Brittanica" published (Scotland)