March 5 » Boston Massacre: Five Americans, including Crispus Attucks, are fatally shot by British troops in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence) five years later.
April 29 » James Cook arrives in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names.
July 1 » Lexell's Comet is seen closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, approaching to a distance of 0.0146 astronomical units (2,180,000km; 1,360,000mi).
July 5 » The Battle of Chesma between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire begins.
August 21 » James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
November 14 » James Bruce discovers what he believes to be the source of the Nile.
Weather October 28, 1770
The temperature on October 28, 1770 was about 9.0 °C. Wind direction mainly southwest. Weather type: betrokken regen. Special wheather fenomena: veel dauw.
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