Each and every year that has passed is full of events and information that have impacted the world around us. Having access to this information provides an amazing opportunity to research what has happened and how it has contributed to the evolution of our world. For the year 1771, such impactful events include the put down of an uprising against North Carolina by Governor William Tryon during the War of Regulation, the establishment of Wake County by the North Carolina General Assembly, the Battle of Alamance taking place during the War of the Regulation, the establishment of the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel by Father Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera in San Gabriel, California! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 5, 1771
A migration returning to the homeland of Dzungaria from the east bank of Lower Volga River takes place under Ubashi Khan, known as the Great Kalmyk Migration.
February 12, 1771
Gustav III succeeds his father, Adolf Frederick, as King of Sweden.
A militia is raised by Governor William Tryon of North Carolina in an effort to put down an uprising against the Colony's government during the War of the Regulation.
March 12, 1771
Wake County is established from portions of Cumberland, Johnston and Orange counties by the North Carolina General Assembly.
March 15, 1771
The first meeting of the Society of Civil Engineers, the oldest engineering society in the world, takes place in London.
May 11, 1771
William Tryon's North Carolina militia marches out of Hillsborough to help the suffering forces of General Hugh Waddell during the War of the Regulation.
May 16, 1771
The Battle of Alamance takes place after an appeal by Governor Tryon is rejected by Regulators during the War of the Regulation.
May 23, 1771
A Polish formation of 1,300 men is defeated by Alexander Suvorov's Russian forces in the Battle of Lanckorona.
July 17, 1771
A group of unsuspecting Inuit is massacred by Chief Matonabbee of Chipewyan in the Bloody Falls Massacre.
August 8, 1771
Horsham, England holds the first town cricket match to be recorded.
September 8, 1771
The Mission San Gabriel Arcangel is founded by Fathers Pedro Cambon and Angel Somera in present-day San Gabriel, California.
September 15–17, 1771
An outbreak of bubonic plague takes place in Moscow as a result of the Plague Riot.
November 17, 1771
Wolfgang Mozart's opera Ascanio in Alba premieres in Milan.