1774 events in history

Jan 21 Abdul Hamid I became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam
Mar 31 American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain orders the port of Boston, Massachusetts closed pursuant to the Boston Port Act
May 10 Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette become King and Queen of France
Jun 2 Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act is enacted, allowing a governor in colonial America to house British soldiers in uninhabited houses, outhouses, barns, or other buildings if suitable quarters are not provided
Jun 13 Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves
Jun 16 Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Jun 22 The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America
Jul 4 Orangetown Resolutions are adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
Jul 21 Russo-Turkish War (1768–1774): Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign the Treaty of Küçük Kaynarca ending the war
Aug 1 British scientist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen gas, corroborating the prior discovery of this element by German-Swedish chemist Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Sep 1 Massachusetts Bay colonists rise up in the bloodless Powder Alarm
Sep 4 New Caledonia is first sighted by Europeans, during the second voyage of Captain James Cook
Sep 5 First Continental Congress assembles in Philadelphia
Oct 21 First display of the word "Liberty" on a flag, raised by colonists in Taunton, Massachusetts in defiance of British rule in Colonial America
Oct 26 The first Continental Congress adjourns in Philadelphia