| This Year In|
- El Año del Hambre: Due to early frost in August, most crops in New Spain are destroyed, causing a wide famine that costs over 300,000 lives.
- After travelling the world and selling fake elixirs, Alessandro Cagliostro is implicated in the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, and spends nine months in prison.
- Conflicting accounts suggest this as the year of Caeron Mustai's birth.
- Linnaean taxonomy created. It is possible that the spiritual Naming of species may be related to their decreasing ability to adapt to the changing world.