Newspapers serve as a primary source of information, being irreplaceable for hundreds of years of history. NewspaperArchive provides a way to search through the many important events and information from the past. Some such events from the year 1770 include the foundation for Fort George, Bombay being laid by Colonel Keating, Captain James Cook becoming the first European to encounter the eastern coastlines of Australia, the seizure of Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands by Spanish Marines taking place, Lexell's Comet becoming the closest comet to approach the earth in recorded history, Captain James Cook claiming the whole eastern coast of Australia for Great Britain, and so much more! 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 1, 1770
Colonel Keating lays the foundation for Fort George, Bombay over the grounds of the former Dongri Fort.
March 5, 1770
Eleven Americans are shot in an act of retaliation by British troops in what becomes known as the Boston Massacre, an event perpetuating the start of the American Revolutionary War.
March 26, 1770
The circumnavigation of New Zealand is completed by Captain James Cook and his crew aboard the HMS Endeavour during his first voyage.
April 18, 1770
Australia's eastern coastline is encountered by it's first Europeans, Captain James Cook and his crew.
April 29, 1770
Captain James Cook and Botanist Joseph Banks discover 1,600 new plant specimens unknown to European Science as they arrive in present-day Sydney, Australia.
May 7, 1770
The arrival of Marie Antoinette at the French court takes place at the age of fourteen.
May 16, 1770
Louis-Auguste, later known as King Louis XVI of France, and Marie Antoinette marry.
May 16, 1770
Over 130 people are killed in Paris by a fire caused by fireworks being set off at the wedding of the crown prince of France.
June 9, 1770
Port Egmont in the Falkland Islands is seized by Spanish Marines under the order of the Spanish Governor of Buenos Aires from the British in the Falklands Crisis.
June 11, 1770
James Cook grounds the HMS Endeavour on the Great Barrier Reef.
July 1, 1770
Lexell's Comet becomes the closest comet to approach the earth in recorded history.
July 5, 1770
The Ottoman Empire is defeated by the Russian Empire in both the Battle of Chesma and the Battle of Larga.
August 22, 1770
The whole eastern coast of Australia is claimed for Great Britain by Captain James Cook and later becomes New South Wales.