Historical Events in 1763

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  • Feb 10th Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain
  • Feb 12th John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs
  • Feb 15th Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War
  • Apr 30th Member of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower of London, charged with seditious libel
  • May 16th Samuel Johnson 1st meets his future biographer James Boswell in London
  • Jun 2nd Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
  • Aug 5th Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run - British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run.

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Sep 1st Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • Oct 7th George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north & west of Alleghenies to white settlement
  • Nov 15th Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland
  • Nov 16th English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel
  • Dec 2nd Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue)