Historical Events in 1761

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  • Jan 7th Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
  • Jan 14th Third Battle of Panipat between the Marathas and Afghans is fought in India
  • Jan 16th The British capture Pondicherry, India, from the French.
  • May 22nd 1st life insurance policy in North America issued in Philadelphia
  • Jun 8th British fleet occupies Belle Île off the Brittany Coast
  • Jun 10th Puritan version of "Othello" opens in Newport Rhode Island
  • Sep 22nd Coronation of George III of the United Kingdom and Queen Charlotte.
  • Dec 16th Seven Years' War: After four-month siege, Russian army under Pyotr Rumyantsev takes Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg (German: Kolberg).