1771 - 1780

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1772

May 14: Judge Mansfield rules that there is no legal basis for slavery in England

First Navy Lists published

1773-1858

The East India Company governs Hindustan

1773

December 16: Boston Tea Party

1775

April 19: Battle of Lexington: first action in American War of Independence (1775-1783) Irish unrest

1776

July 4: American Declaration of Independence

1779

Crompton's mule invented (textile production)

First iron bridge built, over the Severn by John Wilkinson

First Spinning Mills operational in Scotland

September 23: Naval engagement between Britain and USA off Flamborough Head

1780

May 4: First Derby run at Epsom

June 28: The Gordon Riots Parliament passes a Roman Catholic relief measure for days, London is at the mercy of a mob and destruction is widespread

Earliest Wesleyan registers

Male Servants Tax

The English Reform Movement until now, only landowners and tenants--freeholders with 40 shillings per year or more--allowed to vote, and in open poll books 

Steel pen points begin to replace quill feathers.

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