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MADE CIRCA: 1769

MATERIAL: 20ct Yellow Gold

World History

- Charles III of Spain sends Spanish missionaries, who found California missions in San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Monterey, and begin the settlement of California.

- A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in historical times. The transit is viewed by King George III of Great Britain, at the Kew Observatory.

- Richard Arkwright patents a spinning frame in England, able to weave fabric mechanically

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