Historical Events For Year 1768

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January 9, 1768

The first modern circus with acrobats on galloping horses is staged by Philip Astley in London.
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February 11, 1768

The Massachusetts House of Representatives issues the circular letter written by Samuel Adams and they send it to the other Thirteen Colonies.
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May 10, 1768

The imprisonment of John Wilkes takes place for criticizing King George III in an article he wrote for The North Briton.
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May 15, 1768

The island of Corsica is ceded to France from Genoa according to the Treaty of Versailles.
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August 8, 1768

The departure of James Cook from Plymouth takes place as he sets out for his first voyage of discovery.
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December 1, 1768

The sinking of the slave ship Fredensborg takes place off Tromøy in Norway. Read More

December 10, 1768

Joshua Reynolds becomes the first president of the Royal Academy in London upon its establishment.
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December 21, 1768

Modern-day Nepal is created upon the merging of several small kingdoms by King Prithvi Narayan Shah.
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December 28, 1768

Taksin conquers the Thonburi Kingdom in Thailand and is made ruler. Read More