1767 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar).
- The Burmese army captures the Thai capital of Ayutthaya, and destroys the city.
North Carolina woodsman Daniel Boone goes through the Cumberland Gap and reaches Kentucky - in defiance of a decree from King George III. He discovers a rich hunting ground, contested by several Native American tribes.
- American Whalers venture into the Antarctic for the first time, and begin to commercially exploit it.
Jean Jacques Rousseau settles in England.
- The first known competition of the winter sport biathlon takes place, in Norway
- The final volume of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne is published.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his first true opera, Apollo et Hyacinthus.
- June - Jean Chastel kills the infamous Beast of Gévaudan by firing 2 silver bullets at it because he thought it was a werewolf. The Beasts Reign of Terror began in 1764.
- The Townshend Acts are passed by British Parliament, placing a tax on common products, such as lead, paper, paint, glass, and tea.
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