1768 events in history

Feb 29 Polish nobles formed Bar Confederation
Apr 4 In London, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus
May 10 John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for The North Briton severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London
Jun 21 James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court
Aug 19 Saint Isaac's Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Aug 25 James Cook begins his first voyage
Aug 26 Captain James Cook sets sail from England on board HMS Endeavour
Nov 5 Treaty of Fort Stanwix, the purpose of which is to adjust the boundary line between Indian lands and white settlements set forth in the Proclamation of 1763 in the Thirteen Colonies
Dec 1 The former slave ship Fredensborg sinks off Tromøy in Norway
Dec 6 The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published
Dec 28 King Taksin's coronation achieved through conquest as a king of Thailand and established Thonburi as a capital