The Burmese invasion reaches the Thai capital of Ayutthaya, razing it.
North Carolina woodsman Daniel Boone
goes through the Cumberland Gap and
reaches Kentucky - in defiance of a decree from King George III. He discovers
a rich hunting ground, contested by several 'Indian' tribes.
American Whalers venture into the Antarctic for the first time, and begin to
commercially exploit it.Jean Jacques Rousseau
settles in England.
The first known competition of the winter sport biathlon takes place, in Norway.
The final volume of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Stern
March 15 - Andrew Jackson
, later 7th President of the United States.
June 16 - Maatje van Oost
July 11 - John Quincy Adams
, later 6th President of the United States.Baptized
February 23 - Joannes van den Hauten
April 30 - Neeltje Artz Bakelaar
- French scientist.Georg Philipp Telemann
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