On This Day

January 1760 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 8 Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
  • Jan 9 Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
  • Jan 22 Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French
  • Jan 28 Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants

Birthdays in History

  • 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]