April 19 » Captain James Cook, still holding the rank of lieutenant, sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia.
April 19 » Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI of France in a proxy wedding.
April 29 » James Cook arrives in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names.
June 19 » New Church Day: Emanuel Swedenborg writes: "The Lord sent forth His twelve disciples, who followed Him in the world into the whole spiritual world to preach the Gospel that the Lord God Jesus Christ reign. This took place on the 19th day of June, in the year 1770."
July 7 » The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.
August 21 » James Cook formally claims eastern Australia for Great Britain, naming it New South Wales.
Weather October 5, 1770
The temperature on October 5, 1770 was about 12.0 °C. Wind direction mainly southwest. Weather type: mist omtrent helder.
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