|This year in history|
In the year
|James Cook became the first explorer to cross the Antarctic Circle.
|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.
|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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