Year 1760 in History

Events in History

  • 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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Historical Figures Born in 1760

  • Jan 3 John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)
  • 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]
  • Feb 14 Richard Allen, 1st African American ordained by Methodist-Episcopal church, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1831)
  • Mar 1 François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary (d. 1794)
  • Mar 2 Camille Desmoulins, French journalist/pamphleteer/revolution leader

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Historical Marriages

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