On This Day

What Happened in October 1760

Historical Events

  • Oct 2 Russian and Austrian army evacuates Berlin [NS=10/13]
  • Oct 9 7 Years' War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin [OS=Sep 28]
  • Oct 10 Suriname Colonial Regime signs treaty with Aukaners (ex-slaves)
  • Oct 13 Russian and Austrian army evacuates Berlin
  • Oct 23 First Jewish prayer books printed in North America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 George III becomes King of Great Britain

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 William Beckford, British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek), born in Soho Square, London (d. 1844)
  • Oct 9 Pierre Gaveaux, French composer, born in B├ęziers, France (d. 1825)
  • Oct 27 August Neidhardt von Gneisenau, Prussian field marshal, born in Schildau, Saxony (d. 1831)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestGeorge II

Oct 25 George II [Georg August], King of Great Britain and Ireland, Elector of Hanover, dies at 76

King of Great Britain and Ireland George II
King of Great Britain and Ireland
George II