January 1761 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 7 Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
  • Jan 14 Third Battle of Panipat between the Marathas and Afghans is fought in India
  • Jan 16 The British capture Pondicherry, India, from the French.

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 17 James Hall, Scottish geologist, born in Dunglass, Scotland (d. 1832)
  • Jan 23 Friedrich von Matthison, German poet (Adelaide)
  • Jan 29 Albert Gallatin, Swiss-American politician, Secretary of the Treasury (1801-14), born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1849)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Stephen Hales, English vicar/inventor (ventilator), dies at 83
  • Jan 10 Edward Boscawen, British admiral (b. 1711)