Joseph Priestley was born on March 24, 1733, in Birstall, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Botanist John Bartram was born on March 23, 1699, in Darby, Pennsylvania Colony.
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony.
On January 14, 1784, the Confederation Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris, officially ending the American Revolutionary War.
Italian physician, merchant, horticulturalist and close friend of President Thomas Jefferson, Philip Mazzei was born on December 25, 1730, in Poggio a Caiano (Prato) in Tuscany.
British explorer and navigator Captain James Cook was born on November 7, 1728 (October 27 in the Old Style calendar), in Marton, Yorkshire, England.
On October 6, 1723, a 17-year-old Benjamin Franklin first arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Naval commander John Paul Jones was born John Paul on July 6, 1747, in Arbigland, Kirkcudbright, Scotland.