Historical Events for Year 1771
Events 1 - 14 of 14
Jan 22nd - Spain cedes Falkland Islands to Britain
Feb 12th - Gustav III becomes the King of Sweden.
Feb 16th - Messier presents his original list of 45 M-objects to French Academy
Feb 19th - Messier adds M46-M49 to his catalog (galactic clusters in Puppis & Hydra & galaxy in Virgo)
May 7th - Samuel Hearne explores Copper Mine River of Canada
May 16th - The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
Jul 12th - James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs England
Jul 14th - Mission San Antonio de Padua founded in California
Jul 31st - Paul Potters "Great ossendrift" sold for Ÿ9050 in Amsterdam
Sep 8th - Mission San Gabriel Archangel forms in California
Enlightenment Philosopher Denis Diderot Sep 26th - Denis Diderot's "Le Fils Naturel," premieres in Paris
Oct 9th - The Dutch merchant ship Vrouw Maria sinks near the coast of Finland.
Nov 4th - Carlo Goldoni's "Le Bourru Bienfaisant" premieres in Paris
Nov 16th - West Indian Company & Amsterdam divide up Suriname