(namesake for the Anza Valley, of southern Californa) leads an
expedition from Tubac, Arizona (south of Tucson) overland to
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July, Spanish sea captain Juan Jose Perez Hernandez sights the
Pacific NW Coast and reaches Queen Charlotte Islands.
October, Lord Dunmore's War begins against Indians living in the
Ohio Valley. Approximately 50,000 settlers have now crossed
over the mountains into the Ohio Valley in search of cheap
land. This defiance of the king's proclamation (of 1763) sets
up violent clashes with resident tribes.
corset makers apprentice named Thomas Paine emigrates to America
and publishes Common Sense two years later. The
naturalness of his prose was said to cause John Adams to writhe