The year 1767 in science and technology involved some significant events.


Arthur Young publishes The farmer's letters to the people of England, containing the sentiments of a practical husbandman ... to which is added, Sylvæ, or, Occasional tracts on husbandry and rural oeconomics.


June 18 - English sea captain Samuel Wallis sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
July 3 - Pitcairn Island is discovered by Midshipman Robert Pitcairn on an expeditionary voyage commanded by Philip Carteret.
North Carolina woodsman Daniel Boone goes through the Cumberland Gap and reaches Kentucky - in defiance of a decree of George III of the United Kingdom. He discovers a rich hunting ground, contested by several Native American tribes.


January 1 - The Nautical Almanac, published by the Royal Greenwich Observatory for the first time gives mariners the means to find their longitude while at sea, using tables of lunar distances.
July 3 - First edition of Adresseavisen, Norway's oldest newspaper remaining in print, is published.
Coldstream Bridge in Scotland, designed by John Smeaton, is opened, one of the first long (300 feet (90 m)) bridges with a flat deck.[1]


Copley Medal: John Ellis


March 6 - Davies Giddy, English promoter of science (died 1839)
August 24 - Bernhard Meyer, German physician and ornithologist (died 1836)
date unknown - Bewick Bridge, English mathematician (died 1833)


February 19 - François Boissier de Sauvages de Lacroix, French physician and botanist (born 1706)
date unknown - Firmin Abauzit, French scientist (born 1679)


^ Champness, John (2005). Thomas Harrison: Georgian Architect of Chester and Lancaster 1744–1829. Centre for North-West Regional Studies, University of Lancaster. p. 21. ISBN 1-86220-169-2.

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