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Name the things related to events of the 1770s, 1870s and 1970s.

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May 16, 1770She marries Louis-Auguste, the future King of France
October 17, 1771This 15-year-old's Ascanio in Alba premieres in Milan
September 12, 1772Tenth anniversary of the coronation of this Russian empress
December 16, 1773Protesters engage in this leaf-dumping event in Massachusetts
August 1, 1774Joseph Priestley runs an experiment that later earns him credit for the discovery of this chemical element
March 23, 1775He declares, 'Give me liberty or give me death'
March 9, 1776This Scottish economist publishes his Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
November 15, 1777This document is sent to the American colonies/states for ratification
May 30, 1778He signs an ill-fated oath of allegiance at Valley Forge
June 24, 1779France and Spain begin a siege to attempt to wrest control of this British possession of the Iberian Peninsula
February 25, 1870Hiram Rhodes Revels becomes the first African-American in this legislative body
October 8-10, 1871Fire destroys much of this city (Mrs. O'Leary's cow had nothing to do with it)
March 1, 1872President Grant signs the law establishing this national park
July 1, 1873It becomes the seventh province of the Canadian Confederation
April 25, 1874Louis Leroy's critical review of a French art exhibition, which featured Monet among others, ends up coining this term
March 15, 1875John McCloskey becomes the first of these Roman church leaders in the United States
1876Mark Twain's The Adventures of this character is published
March 2, 1877A commission makes Rutherford Hayes president in a deal which effectively ends this era of U.S. politics
May 25, 1878H.M.S. Pinafore debuts in London; Albert Sullivan wrote the music and he wrote the libretto (text)
March 14, 1879This physicist is born in Ulm, a city of the German Empire
November 9, 1970This former French President dies
November 15, 1971Intel begins marketing the 4004, one of the first of these computing components
September 3, 1972He defeats Boris Spassky to become World Chess Champion
January 14, 1973They defeat the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII to complete a 17-0 season
August 8, 1974He becomes the first, and to date only, U.S. President to resign the office
April 30, 1975The last Americans pull out of this South Vietnamese capital as it falls to the North
December 10, 1976This American wins the Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on consumption analysis and monetary theory
August 16, 1977This rock and roll star dies in Tennessee at the age of 42
September 14, 1978This Robin Williams and Pam Dawber sitcom debuts
May 4, 1979She becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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