Historical Events for Year 1762

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Jan 4th - England declares war on Spain & Naples
Jan 15th - Fraunces Tavern opens in NYC
Feb 2nd - Thomas Arnes' opera "Artaxerxes" premieres in London
Feb 12th - British fleet occupies Martinique
Mar 10th - French Huguenot Jean Calas, who was wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform
Mar 17th - 1st St Patrick's Day parade in NYC
Apr 5th - British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
May 5th - Russia & Prussia sign Treaty of Saint Petersburg ending the Seven Years War
May 22nd - Sweden & Prussia sign peace treaty
Jun 15th - Austria uses 1st paper currency
Jun 28th - 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)
Jun 28th - Russian tsarina Catherine II seizes power, declaring herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia
Jul 10th - Roubiliac's monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey London
Jul 17th - Catherine II becomes tsarina of Russia upon the murder of Peter III
Empress of Russia Catherine the GreatEmpress of Russia Catherine the Great Aug 14th - English fleet occupies Havana
Aug 22nd - 1st female (Ann Franklin) US newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
Sep 15th - Battle of Signal Hill, the last battle of the North American theatre of the Seven Years' War.
Oct 5th - Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
Oct 6th - British troops occupy Manila, Philippines
Nov 3rd - Britain & Spain sign Treaty of Paris
Nov 3rd - Spain acquires Louisiana
Dec 9th - British parliament accepts Treaty of Paris

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