This year in history
In the year 1773
January
17th
James Cook became the first explorer to cross the Antarctic Circle.
June
13th
English scientist, Thomas Young, was born in Somerset. He was a scientific genius and polymath who made significant contributions to a wide range of scientific fields.
December
16th
The event known as the 'Boston Tea Party' took place when workers dumped crates filled with tea into Boston harbour as an act of protest against the Tea Act. The Tea Act allowed the British East India Company to sell tea to the British colonies without the application of any colonial taxes, thereby making it impossible for colonial merchants to compete.
 
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