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Can you name answers related to events of the 1770s, 1870s and 1970s?

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May 16, 1770She marries Louis-Auguste, the future King of France.
Oct 17, 1771This 15-year-old's Ascanio in Alba premieres in Milan.
Dec 14, 1772Cook's crew learn that ice floating south of New Zealand is fresh water ice, leading to the discovery of this land mass.
Dec 16, 1773Protesters engage in this leaf-dumping event in Massachusetts.
Aug 1, 1774Joseph Priestley runs an experiment that later earns him credit for the discovery of this chemical element.
Mar 23, 1775He declares, 'Give me liberty or give me death'.
Mar 9, 1776This Scottish economist publishes his Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
Nov 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.
Jun 24, 1779France and Spain begin a siege to attempt to wrest control of this British possession of the Iberian Peninsula.
Feb 25, 1870Hiram Rhodes Revels becomes the first African-American in this legislative body.
Oct 8-10, 1871Fire destroys much of this city (Mrs. O'Leary's cow had nothing to do with it).
Mar 1, 1872President Grant signs the law establishing this national park.
Jul 1, 1873It becomes the seventh province of the Canadian Confederation.
Apr 25, 1874Louis Leroy's critical review of a French art exhibition, which featured Monet among others, ends up coining this term.
Mar 15, 1875John McCloskey becomes the first of these Roman church leaders in the United States.
mid-Dec, 1876The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, book by Samuel Clemens, better known by this pen name, is first published in the US.
Mar 2, 1877A commission makes Rutherford Hayes president in a deal which effectively ends this era of US politics.
May 25, 1878H.M.S. Pinafore debuts in London; Arthur Sullivan wrote the music and this man wrote the libretto (text).
Mar 14, 1879This physicist is born in Ulm, a city of the German Empire.
Nov 9, 1970This former French general and President dies.
Nov 15, 1971Intel begins marketing the 4004, one of the first of these computing components.
Sep 3, 1972He defeats Boris Spassky to become World Chess Champion.
Jan 14, 1973They defeat the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII to complete a 17-0 season.
Aug 8, 1974He becomes the first, and to date only, US President to resign the office.
Apr 30, 1975The last Americans pull out of this South Vietnamese capital as it falls to the North.
Dec 10, 1976This American wins the Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on consumption analysis and monetary theory.
Aug 16, 1977This rock and roll star dies in Tennessee at the age of 42.
Sep 14, 1978This Robin Williams and Pam Dawber sitcom debuts.
May 4, 1979She becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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