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  • Jan 8th Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
  • Jan 9th Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • Jan 22nd Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
  • Jan 28th Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
  • Feb 16th Native American hostages killed in Fort Prince George, SC
  • Mar 20th Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
  • Jun 4th Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians.
  • Jun 10th NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
  • Jun 23rd Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
  • Jul 19th The formal request to found the later city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is filed by its founders.
  • Jul 26th Austrian troops occupy Fort Glatz Silezie
  • Aug 7th Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
  • Aug 15th Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
  • Aug 21st The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.
  • Sep 8th French army surrenders Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
  • Sep 28th Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin
  • Oct 2nd Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin [NS=10/13]
  • Oct 9th 7 Years' War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin [OS=Sep 28]
  • Oct 10th Suriname Colonial Regime signs treaty with Aukaners (ex-slaves)
  • Oct 13th Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin
  • Oct 23rd First Jewish prayer books printed in North America
  • Oct 25th George III becomes King of Great Britain.
  • Nov 3rd Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
  • Nov 29th French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Maj R Rogers
  • Dec 25th Jupiter Hammon, an African American slave, composes poetry broadside "An Evening Thought" (1st poetry published by an African American 1761)