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Kekuhaupi`o, the famous warrior chief of Ke`ei dies at Napo`opo`o, Kona, Hawai`i.

Publication of Cook's journals in London spark international interest in fur trading, prompted by Cook's observation that Cantonese merchants would provide a ready market for Pacific Northwest furs.

The official account of Cook's third voyage includes the earliest published chart of the Hawaiian Islands.

Shrapnel invented by Henry Schrapnel and tested at Stirling, Scotland.

Beaumarchais' play The Marriage of Figaro opens at the Comedie Francaise in Paris.

East India Company comes under British government control.

Lexicographer, poet and critic Samuel Johnson dies.

Russians found first colony in North America on Kodiak Island in the Gulf of Alaska.

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