March 8 – In Ohio the
Gnadenhutten massacre of
Native Americans takes place in which 29 men, 27 women, and 34 children were killed by white militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by another Native American group.
April 6 –
Rama I succeeded King
Taksin of Thailand who was overthrown in an coup d'état.
April 12 – A British fleet under Admiral Sir
George Rodney defeats a French fleet under the
Comte de Grasse at the
Battle of the Saintes in the West Indies.