What Happened in January 1760

Historical Events

  • Jan 8 Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
  • Jan 9 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • Jan 22 Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
  • Jan 28 Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)
  • Jan 10 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, composer
  • Jan 19 Melchor Lopez Jimenez, composer
  • Jan 30 Franz Xaver Partsch, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 18 Claudio Casciolini, composer, dies at 62