2008/9 Schools Wikipedia Selection. Related subjects: Years
|Centuries:||17th century - 18th century - 19th century|
|Decades:||1740s 1750s 1760s - 1770s - 1780s 1790s 1800s|
|Years:||1767 1768 1769 - 1770 - 1771 1772 1773|
Year 1770 (MDCCLXX) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day-slower Julian calendar).
Events of 1770
January - June
- March 5 - Boston Massacre: 5 Americans killed by British troops in an event that would help start the American Revolutionary War 5 years later.
- May 7 - 14-year Marie Antoinette arrives at the French court.
- May 16 - Marie Antoinette marries Louis-Auguste (who later becomes Louis XVI King of France).
- May 16 - Fireworks, lit by Eric Engelbrecht, at the wedding of the crown prince of France in Paris cause a fire: 132 dead.
- June 3 - Gasper de Portola and Father Junipero Serra establish Monterey, which was the presidio of Alta California territory for Spain from 1777-1822, United Mexican States 1824-1846, until California Republic.
July - December
- July 1 - Comet Lexell ( D/1770 L1) passes the Earth.
- July 5 - Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.
- July 21 - Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russian commander Pyotr Rumyantsev routs 150,000 Turks in the Battle of Kagul.
- August 22 - James Cook claims the eastern coast of New Holland (Australia) for Great Britain.
- Falkland Crisis (1770)
- Joseph Priestley, British chemist, recommends the use of a rubber to remove pencil marks.
- Joseph Louis Lagrange proves Bachet's Conjecture.
|Ab urbe condita||2523|
|Bahá'í calendar||-74 – -73|
— to —4407/4467-11-15
|Coptic calendar||1486 – 1487|
|Ethiopian calendar||1762 – 1763|
|Hebrew calendar||5530 – 5531|
|- Vikram Samvat||1825 – 1826|
|- Shaka Samvat||1692 – 1693|
|- Kali Yuga||4871 – 4872|
|Iranian calendar||1148 – 1149|
|Islamic calendar||1183 – 1184|
|Japanese calendar|| Meiwa 7
|Thai solar calendar||2313|
- February 21 - Georges Mouton, Marshal of France (d. 1838)
- March 2 - Louis Gabriel Suchet, Marshal of France (d. 1826)
- March 20 - Friedrich Hölderlin, German writer (d. 1843)
- April 7 - William Wordsworth, English poet (d. 1850)
- April 11 - George Canning, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1827)
- April 25 - Georg Sverdrup, Norwegian philologist (d. 1850)
- April 30 - David Thompson, English-Canadian explorer (d. 1857)
- May 10 - Louis Nicolas Davout, Marshal of France (d. 1823)
- June 7 - Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1828)
- June 20 - Moses Waddel, American educator/ minister and bestselling author (d. 1840)
- August 1 - William Clark, explorer, Governor of Missouri Territory, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs (d. 1838)
- August 3 - King Frederick William III of Prussia (d. 1840)
- August 27 - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German philosopher (d. 1831)
- December 15/ 16 - (baptized December 17) Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (d. 1827)
- December 18 - Nicolas Joseph Maison, Marshal of France and Minister of War (d.1840)
- January 7 - Carl Gustaf Tessin, Swedish politician (b. 1695).
- January 20 - Charles Yorke, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1722).
- February 26 - Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer and violinist (b. 1692).
- March 5 - Crispus Attucks, African-American, 1st to die at the Boston Massacre (b. 1723).
- March 27 - Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Venetian artist (b. 1696).
- April 25 - Jean-Antoine Nollet, French abbot and physicist (b. 1700).
- May 30 - François Boucher, French painter (b. 1703).
- June 23 - Mark Akenside, English poet and physician (b. 1721).
- July 27 - Robert Dinwiddie, British colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1693).
- August 24 - Thomas Chatterton, English poet (b. 1752).
- September 30 - Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat.
- September 30 - George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader (b. 1714).
- October 18 - John Manners, Marquess of Granby, British soldier (b. 1721).
- November 9 - John Campbell, 4th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician.
- November 13 - George Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1712).
- November 24 - Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685).
- December 5 - James Stirling, Scottish mathematician (b. 1692).
- October 14 - Benning Wentworth, colonial governor of New Hampshire (b. 1696).
- Martin Meytens, painter (b. 1770).