1770
 
 
 
1770
 
 
 
 
1771 The first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica is published.
 
 
 
 
1772
 
 
 
 
1773 The "Boston Tea Party" occurs as a protest against British taxation policies.
 
 
 
 
1774
 
 
 
 
1775 American Revolution begins; British defeated at Lexington.
 
 
 
 
1776 Declaration of Independence published.
 
 
 
 
1777
 
 
 
 
1778
 
 
  The peculiar inheritance of human color-blindness reported to The Royal Society of London by M. Lort.
 
1779
 
 
 
1780