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

Historic Event

Oct 25 George III becomes King of Great Britain

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

George II

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