On This Day

What Happened in 1760

Historical Events

  • Jan 9 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • Jun 4 Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians
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Famous People Born in 1760

  • Jan 3 John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)
  • Jan 10 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, German composer & conductor, born in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany (d. 1802)
  • Jan 19 Melchor López, Spanish sacred music composer, born in Hueva, Guadalajara, Spain (d. 1822)
  • Jan 19 Patrick Cotter O'Brien, Irish showman, first known eight-foot-tall person (stood 8 foot 1 inch (246cm)), born in Kinsale, Ireland (d. 1806) [1]
  • Jan 30 František Xaver Partsch, Czech composer, born in Duchcov (d. 1822)

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Famous Weddings

  • Mar 5 Princess Carolina marries Gen Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg