- 1787 in Great Britain
Events from the year
1787in the Kingdom of Great Britain.
George III of the United Kingdom
*Prime Minister -
William Pitt the Younger, Tory
11 January- William Herscheldiscovers the Uranian moons Titania and Oberon. [cite book|title=Penguin Pocket On This Day|publisher=Penguin Reference Library|isbn=0-141-02715-0|year=2006]
13 May- Captain Arthur Phillipleaves Portsmouthwith eleven ships full of convicts to establish a penal colonyin Australia.cite web|url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/launch_tl_british.shtml|title=BBC History British History Timeline|accessdate=2007-09-03]
22 May- Creation of the Committee for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.
31 May- The original Lord's Cricket Groundholds its first cricketmatch.cite book|last=Williams|first=Hywel|title=Cassell's Chronology of World History|publisher=Weidenfeld & Nicolson|year=2005|isbn=0-304-35730-8|pages=339–340]
23 December- Captain William Blighsets sail for Tahition the "Bounty".
Thomas Clarksonand Granville Sharpfound the Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade with support from John Wesley, Josiah Wedgwoodand others.
Marylebone Cricket Clubfounded.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 230-231|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
1 April- Floyer Sydenham, classical scholar (born 1710)
2 April- Thomas Gage, Bgeneral (born 1719)
10 May- William Watson, physician and scientist (born 1715)
3 November- Robert Lowth, bishop and grammarian (born 1710)
18 December- Francis William Drake, British admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (born 1724)
18 December- Soame Jenyns, English writer (born 1704)
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