Decades: 1720s 1730s 1740s 1750s 1760s - 1770s - 1780s 1790s 1800s 1810s 1820s
Years: 1773 1774 1775 1776 1777 - 1778 - 1779 1780 1781 1782 1783
"The term Thoroughbred was first used in the United States in an advertisement in a Kentucky gazette to describe a New Jersey stallion called Pilgarlick .
January 18 - Third Pacific expedition of Capt. James Cook, with ships HMS Resolution and HMS Discovery, first view O'ahu then Kaua'i in the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the "Sandwich Islands."
February 5 - South Carolina becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation
February 6 - American Revolutionary War: In Paris the Treaty of Alliance and the Treaty of Amity and Commerce are signed by the United States and France signaling official recognition of the new republic.
February 23 - American Revolutionary War: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army
July 10 - American Revolutionary War: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
July 27 - American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant - British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
November 26 - In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to discover Maui.
France Introduced the first state-controlled brothel
February 22 - Rembrandt Peale, artist
April 10 - William Hazlitt - English essayist
November 1 - Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden
December 17 - Sir Humphry Davy - English chemist
January 10 - Carolus Linnaeus
May 30 - François-Marie Arouet dit Voltaire, french philosopher
June 28 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, philosopher
China - Qianlong Emperor of China, Qing Dynasty (reigned from October 18, 1735 to February 9, 1796)
Prussia - Frederick II King of Prussia (reigned from 1740 to 1786)\n