Historical Events for Year 1769
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Apr 22nd - Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress
Jun 4th - A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history.
Jun 7th - Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
Jul 14th - The de Portolá Expedition establishes a base in California, and sets out to find the Port of Monterey (now Monterey, California).
Jul 16th - Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif
Aug 18th - Gunpowder in church in Brescia, Italy, explodes, killing 3,000
Sep 18th - John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano
Oct 8th - Captain James Cook lands in New Zealand (Poverty Bay)
Dec 12th - Pope Clement XIV proclaims a universal jubilee
Captain/Explorer James Cook Dec 13th - Dartmouth College in New Hampshire received its charter
Dec 25th - First Christian service in New Zealand; Mass is celebrated in Doubtless Bay by Father Paul-Antoine Léonard de Villefeix of the de Surville expedition