Historical Events for Year 1772

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Jan 1st - First traveler's cheques go on sale in London, can be used in 90 European cities
Feb 12th - Yves de Kerguelen of France discovers Kerguelen Archipelago, India
Feb 17th - 1st partition of Poland-Russia & Prussia, joined later by Austria
Mar 13th - Gotthold Lessing's "Emilia Calotti" premieres in Brunswick
Apr 30th - John Clais patents 1st scale
May 11th - Amsterdam theater destroyed by fire, 18 killed
Jun 6th - Haitian explorer Jean Baptiste-Pointe Dusable settles Chicago
Jun 9th - 1st Protestant church west of Penn (in Ohio) holds communion
Jun 9th - 1st naval attack of Revolutionary War takes place in Providence, RI
Jun 10th - Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders
Jun 22nd - Somerset v Stewart UK court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encourages abolitionist movement
Jul 13th - Capt James Cook begins 2nd trip (Resolution) to South Seas
Aug 5th - 1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
Aug 11th - Explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000
Aug 19th - Gustav III seizes effective control of Swedish government & restores full power of monarchy, which had been subordinate to parliament since 1720
Aug 21st - King Gustav III completes his coup d'etat by adopting a new Constitution, ending half a century of parliamentary rule in Sweden and installing himself as an enlightened despot.
Aug 31st - Hurricane destroy ships off Dominica
Sep 1st - Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa forms in California
Sep 26th - New Jersey passes bill requiring a license to practice medicine
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook Oct 30th - Captain Cook arrives with ship Resolution in Capetown
Nov 2nd - Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
Dec 22nd - Moravian missionary constructs 1st schoolhouse west of Allegheny

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