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Events

January–March

  • January 5 – Scottish inventor James Watt receives his first patent for an early version of his revolutionary Watt steam engine. Sir Eric Roll, An Early Experiment in Industrial Organization: History of the Firm of Boulton and Watt 1775-1805 (Frank Cass and Company, 1930) p13
  • February 2Pope Clement XIII dies the night before preparing an order to dissolve the Jesuits. Denis De Lucca, Jesuits and Fortifications: The Contribution of the Jesuits to Military Architecture in the Baroque Age (BRILL, 2012) pp315-316
  • February 17 – The British House of Commons votes to not to allow MP John Wilkes take his seat after he wins a by-election. "The Ethics and Philosophy of By-Elections", by J.G. Swift MacNeill, in The Fortnightly Review (April 1, 1920) p557
  • March 16Louis Antoine de Bougainville returns to Saint-Malo, following a three-year circumnavigation of the world with the ships La Boudeuse and Étoile, with the loss of only seven out of 330 men; among the members of the expedition is Jeanne Baré, the first woman known to have circumnavigated the globe. She returns to France some time after Bougainville and his ships.

April–June

July–September

October–December

  • October 7James Cook lands in New Zealand, at Poverty Bay.
  • October 9 – In the first encounter between the Māori people and Europeans (at the future site of Gisborne, New Zealand), one Maori is shot and killed after he steals a sword from one of the officers of the Cook expedition. Several more Maori are killed in fighting the next day. Martin Terry and Susan Hall, Cook's Endeavour Journal: The Inside Story (National Library Australia, 2008) p90
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Births

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Deaths

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