What Happened in 1764

  • The Sugar Act

    The Revenue Act of 1764, also known as the Sugar Act, was the first tax on the American colonies imposed by the British Parliament. Its purpose... Read more

  • Benjamin Henry Latrobe Is Born

    On May 1, 1764, Benjamin Henry Latrobe, considered to be the first professional architect in America, was born at Fulneck, a settlement of the... Read more

  • The Currency Act

    On September 1, 1764, Parliament passed the Currency Act, effectively assuming control of the colonial currency system. The act prohibited the... Read more

  • Abigail Smith Married John Adams

    Abigail Smith married a young lawyer by the name of John Adams on October 25, 1764. Their union launched a vital 54-year partnership taking the... Read more