Events in year of 1773

  • 01-06Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
  • 01-121st US public museum established (Charlestown SC)
  • 02-26Construction authorized for Walnut St. jail (Philadelphia) (1st solitary)
  • 03-12Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable found settlement now known as Chicago
  • 07-20Scottish settlers arrive at Pictou, Nova Scotia (Canada)
  • 07-21Pope Clemens XIV bans Jesuits
  • 07-291st schoolhouse west of Allegheny Mtns completed, Schoenbrunn, Ohio
  • 09-11Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace"
  • 12-16Big tea party in Boston harbor-indians welcome (Boston Tea Party)
  • 12-26Expulsion of tea ships from Philadelphia

People born in year of 1773

  • 01-04Johann Peter Heuschkel: Composer
  • 01-05Pieter Fontijn: Dutch painter / drawer
  • 02-02Vincenc Tomas Vaclav Tucek: Composer
  • 02-09William Henry Harrison: Virginia, United States -- (Whigs) 9th President (March 4-April 4, 1841)
  • 02-22Matthijs I van Bree: Flemish (court)painter
  • 03-04Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges: Composer
  • 03-07Tommaso Marchesi: Composer
  • 03-26Nathaniel Bowditch: Mathematician / astronomer / author (Marine Sextant)
  • 04-06James Mill: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Philosopher / historian (Hist of British India)
  • 04-22Jean V Baron de Rebecque: Swiss / Dutch army leader
  • 04-24Harman W Muntinghe: Lawyer / Dutch colonial director
  • 05-03Giuseppe Acerbi: Italian traveller / nature investigator / diplomat
  • 05-15Clemens L Metternich: Austrian Prince
  • 05-26Hans Georg Nageli: Composer
  • 05-31Ludwig Tieck: Writer
  • 06-03Caspar G C Reinwardt: German / Dutch biologist
  • 06-03Michael Gottard Fischer: Composer
  • 06-13Thomas Young: British philologist / Physician (light interference)
  • 07-06Wenzel Thomas Matiegka: Composer
  • 07-13Wilhelm H Wackenroder: German writer (Fantasies about Art)
  • 07-23Karl Ludwig Hellwig: Composer
  • 08-23Jakob F Fries: German philosopher
  • 08-29Raphael G Kiesewetter: Austria -- Musicologist (Arab Music)
  • 09-24Johann Philipp Christian Schulz: Composer
  • 10-23Pietro Generali: Composer
  • 12-24Joseph Wolfl: Composer
  • 12-27George Cayley: England, United Kingdom -- Founder Science of Aerodynamics

People died in year of 1773

  • 02-20Charles Emanuel I: King of Sardinia / Duke of Savoy (CE III), dies at 71
  • 03-01Jan Wagenaar: Dutch historian, dies at 63
  • 03-01Luigi Vanvitelli [Louis van Wittel]: Italian architect, dies at 72
  • 04-19Florian Johann Deller: Composer, dies at 43
  • 05-08Ali Bey: Egyptian Mameluk head
  • 05-24Jan Zach: Composer, dies at 73
  • 07-07Cornelis Douwes: Dutch Mathematician / astronomer, dies at 60
  • 07-12Johann Joachim Quantz: German royal flautist / composer, dies at 76
  • 08-25Franz Nikolaus Novotny: Composer, dies at 29
  • 09-20Pieter de Swart: Architect (Delfts Port Rotterdam), dies at 63
  • 10-21Johann Conrad Schlaun: German barok architect, dies at 78
  • 11-22Robert Clive: English occupier (India), dies at about 48
  • 11-25Carl Hockh: Composer, dies at 66

Events in year of 1774

  • 01-11Messier adds M51 (spiral galaxy in Canes Venatici) to his catalog
  • 02-10Andrew Becker demonstrates diving suit
  • 02-22English House of Lords rules authors do not have perpetual copyright
  • 03-041st sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)
  • 03-07British close port of Boston to all commerce
  • 03-25English Parliament passes Boston Port Bill
  • 03-28Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
  • 04-19CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis, " premieres in Paris
  • 05-10Louis XVI ascends to throne of France
  • 05-23Chestertown tea party occurs (tea dumped into Chester River)
  • 05-281st Continental Congress convenes (Virginia)
  • 06-01Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed
  • 06-02England passed Quartering Act, mandating Colonists must board English troops in their homes
  • 06-11Jews of Algiers escape attack of Spanish Army
  • 06-13Rhode Island becomes 1st colony to prohibit importation of slaves
  • 06-22English parliament accepts Quebec Act
  • 07-12Citizens of Carlisle Penn, pass a declaration of independence
  • 07-12Cossack leader Emilian Pugachevs army occupies Kazan
  • 07-17Captain Cook arrives at New Hebrides (Vanuata)
  • 07-31Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen
  • 08-01Priestly discovers oxygen
  • 08-06Founder of the Shaker Movement, Mother Ann Lee, arrives in New York
  • 08-101st Surinam newspaper (1st Wednesday Suriname) begins publishing
  • 09-051st Continental Congress assembles, in Philadelphia
  • 09-15Cossack Emilian Pugachev captured
  • 10-141st American colonial declaration of rights with sinking of Peggy Stewart
  • 10-141st Continental Congress is 1st to declare colonial rights (Philadelphia)
  • 10-20Continental Congress orders discouragment of entertainment
  • 10-261st Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia
  • 10-26Minute Men organized in colonies

People born in year of 1774

  • 01-24Karl Moser: Composer
  • 02-15W G Frederik: Prince of Orange
  • 02-16Pierre Rode: Composer
  • 02-17Raphaelle Peale: United States -- Painter (After the Rain-1823)
  • 03-05Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse: Composer
  • 03-16Matthew Flinders: English navigator / cartographer (coast Australia)
  • 03-20John Braham: Composer
  • 04-17Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek: Organist / pianist / composer
  • 04-21Jean-Baptiste Biot: French physicist / astronomer (balloonist)
  • 05-27Francis Beaufort: Admiral / hydrographer (Beaufort wind force scale)
  • 06-21Daniel D Tompkins: (D-R), 6th US Vice President (1817-25)
  • 06-23Matthijs Siegenbeek: Dutch linguist (spelling)
  • 08-12Robert Southey: English poet laureate / biographer of Nelson
  • 08-18Meriwether Lewis: Charlottsville, Virginia -- Captain (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
  • 08-28Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton: 1st American Catholic Saint (1975)
  • 09-08Anna K Emmerick / Emmerich: German poet
  • 09-17Joseph Caspar Mezzofanti: Cardinal / linguist (understood 70 languages)
  • 10-07Ferdinando Orlandi: Composer
  • 10-14Hubert MAJ van Asch van Wijck: Dutch politician
  • 11-14Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini: Composer
  • 11-15William Horsley: Composer
  • 12-20Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes: Composer

People died in year of 1774

  • 01-21Mustapha III: Sultan of Turkey (1957-74), dies at 56
  • 01-30Frantisek Ignac Antonin Tuma: Composer, dies at 69
  • 01-30Jean-Pierre Guignon: Composer, dies at 71
  • 02-10Florian Leopold Gassmann: Composer, dies at 44
  • 04-04Oliver Goldsmith: Irish Poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17
  • 04-23Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich: Painter
  • 05-10Louis XV: King of France (1715-74), dies at 64
  • 07-01Henry Fox Holland: English corrupt politician, dies at 68
  • 07-07Giuseppi Maria Carretti: Composer, dies at 83
  • 08-25Nicolo Jommelli: Composer, dies at 59
  • 09-22Clement XIV [Giovanni Ganganelli]: Pope (1769-74)
  • 10-13Willem Bentinck: Mister of Rhoon / Pendrecht / Orangist, dies at 69
  • 10-16Robert Fergusson: Scottish songwriter (Scottish Poems)
  • 12-02Johann Friedrich Agricola: German (court)composer / organist, dies at 54
  • 12-13Susanne K von Klettenberg: German friend of Goethes mother, dies at 50
  • 12-16Francois Quesnay: French personal Physician of Louis XIV, dies at 80