1773 events in history

Jan 1 The hymn that became known as "Amazing Grace", then titled "1 Chronicles 17:16–17" is first used to accompany a sermon led by John Newton in the town of Olney, England, Great Britain
Jan 12 The first public Colonial American museum opens in Charleston, South Carolina
Jan 17 Captain James Cook and his crew become the first Europeans to sail below the Antarctic Circle
May 10 The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Tea Act, designed to save the British East India Company by granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade
Jun 17 Cúcuta, Colombia, is discovered by Juana Rangel de Cuéllar
Oct 12 America's first insane asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
Oct 13 The Whirlpool Galaxy is discovered by Charles Messier
Oct 14 The first recorded Ministry of Education, the Commission of National Education, is formed in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
Oct 14 Just before the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, several of the British East India Company's tea ships are set ablaze at the old seaport of Annapolis, Maryland
Dec 16 American Revolution: Boston Tea Party – Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act