What Happened In History Year 1774

Historical Events for the Year 1774

  • 31st March » American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act.
  • 10th May » Louis XVI of France known as Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France.
  • 2nd June » Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in Thirteen Colonies named colonial America to house Kingdom of Great Britain known as British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters a
  • 16th June » Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
  • 22nd June » The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
  • 21st July » Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774): Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca ending the war.
  • 1st August » British scientist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele.
  • 1st September » Province of Massachusetts Bay or Massachusetts Bay colonists rise up in the bloodless Powder Alarm.
  • 4th September » New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook.
  • 5th September » First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia.
  • 21st October » First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of Kingdom of Great Britain named British rule in Colonial America.
  • 26th October » The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia.

Famous Birthdays in 1774

  • 1st January » André Marie Constant Duméril, French zoologist (d. 1860)
  • 16th February » Pierre Rode, French violinist and composer (d. 1830)
  • 24th February » Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge (d. 1850)
  • 16th March » Matthew Flinders, English navigator and cartographer (d. 1814)
  • 21st April » Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist, astronomer, and mathematician (d. 1862)
  • 26th April » Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist (d. 1853)
  • 7th May » William Bainbridge, American commodore (d. 1833)
  • 2nd June » William Lawson (explorer) e.g William Lawson, English-Australian explorer (d. 1850)
  • 21st June » Daniel D. Tompkins, American politician, 6th Vice President of the United States (d. 1825)
  • 24th June » Antonio González de Balcarce, Argentinian commander and politician, 5th Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (d. 1819)
  • 24th June » François-Nicolas-Benoît Haxo, French general and engineer (d. 1838)
  • 17th July » John Wilbur (Quaker minister) e.g John Wilbur, American minister and theologian (d. 1856)
  • 20th July » Auguste de Marmont, French general (d. 1852)
  • 12th August » Robert Southey, English poet and author (d. 1843)
  • 18th August » Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician, co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (d. 1809)
  • 28th August » Elizabeth Ann Seton, American nun and saint, co-founded the Sisters of Charity Federation in the Vincentian-Setonian Tradition (d. 1821)
  • 5th September » Caspar David Friedrich, German painter (d. 1840)
  • 8th September » Anne Catherine Emmerich, German nun and mystic (d. 1824)
  • 14th September » Lord William Bentinck, English general and politician, 14th Governor-General of India (d. 1839)
  • 19th September » Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, Italian cardinal (d. 1849)
  • 26th September » Johnny Appleseed, American environmentalist (d. 1845)
  • 18th November » Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1837)
  • 24th November » Thomas Dick (scientist) e.g Thomas Dick, Scottish minister, educator, and author (d. 1857)

Famous Deaths in History for 1774

  • 21st January » Mustafa III, Ottoman sultan (b. 1717)
  • 4th February » Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • 4th April » Oliver Goldsmith, Irish-English author, poet, and playwright (b. 1728)
  • 4th May » Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick (b. 1714)
  • 10th May » Louis XV of France (b. 1710)
  • 1st July » Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, English politician, Secretary of State for the Southern Department (b. 1705)
  • 11th July » Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-English general (b. 1715)
  • 11th August » Charles-François Tiphaigne de la Roche, French physician and author (b. 1722)
  • 14th August » Johann Jakob Reiske, German physician and scholar (b. 1716)
  • 25th August » Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer (b. 1714)
  • 22nd September » Pope Clement XIV (b. 1705)
  • 25th September » John Bradstreet, Canadian-English general (b. 1714)
  • 23rd October » Michel Benoist, French missionary and scientist (b. 1715)
  • 22nd November » Robert Clive, English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire (b. 1725)
  • 2nd December » Johann Friedrich Agricola, German organist and composer (b. 1720)
  • 16th December » François Quesnay, French economist, physician, and philosopher (b. 1694)

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