January 17 » Captain James Cook leads the first expedition to sail south of the Antarctic Circle.
May 10 » The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by reducing taxes on its tea and granting it the right to sell tea directly to North America. The legislation leads to the Boston Tea Party.
June 1 » Wolraad Woltemade rescues 14 sailors at the Cape of Good Hope from the sinking ship De Jonge Thomas by riding his horse into the sea seven times. He drowned on his eighth attempt.
October 12 » America's first insane asylum opens.
October 14 » The first recorded ministry of education, the Commission of National Education, is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
December 16 » American Revolution: Boston Tea Party: Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act.
Weather August 14, 1773
The temperature on August 14, 1773 was about 23.0 °C. Wind direction mainly south-southeast. Weather type: omtrent helder. Special wheather fenomena: dauw.
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