On This Day

What Happened on July 17, 1762

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

Catherine II becomes tsarina of Russia following the murder of Peter III

Famous Deaths

  • Peter III, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34
1762 Highlights

About July 17, 1762

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 259 years, 4 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer