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Subject: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/16 at 1:51 am

March 18th 1766 – American Revolution: The British Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/16 at 11:49 pm

November 10th 1766 – The last colonial governor of New Jersey, William Franklin, signs the charter of Queen's College (later renamed Rutgers University).

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/05/16 at 2:12 am

December 5th 1766 – In London, James Christie holds his first sale.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/19 at 11:09 am

September 18th 1769 - It was reported by the Boston Gazette, that the first piano had been built in North America. The instrument was named the spinet and was made by John Harris.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/11/20 at 5:11 am

January 11th 1770 - The first shipment of rhubarb was sent to the United States from London.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 3:36 am

March 5th 1770 - "The Boston Massacre" took place when British troops fired on a crowd in Boston killing five people. Two British troops were later convicted of manslaughter.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/20 at 10:43 am

April 20th 1770 – The Georgian king, Erekle II, abandoned by his Russian ally Count Totleben, wins a victory over Ottoman forces at Aspindza.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/20 at 1:06 pm

April 29th 1770 – James Cook arrives in Australia at Botany Bay, which he names.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/20 at 7:01 am

May 16th 1770 – A 14-year-old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/20 at 8:09 am

May 26th 1770 – The Orlov Revolt, an attempt to revolt against the Ottoman Empire before the Greek War of Independence, ends in disaster for the Greeks.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/20 at 8:46 am

July 7th 1770 – The Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire takes place.

Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/17/20 at 3:49 pm

December 17th, 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized. (No one knows when he was born.)


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Subject: Re: 250 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 12/18/20 at 10:36 pm


December 17th, 1770, Ludwig van Beethoven was baptized. (No one knows when he was born.)


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I have read and heard info that he may have been born the previous day (even my local classical station has mentioned the 16th as his possible birthday), but no one knows that for a fact.

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