Events in History in 1760

  • 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
  • Feb 16 Native American hostages killed in Fort Prince George, South Carolina
  • Mar 20 Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
  • Jun 4 Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia, Canada taken from the Acadians
  • Jun 10 NY passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
  • Jun 23 Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia
  • Jul 19 The formal request to found the later city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico is filed by its founders
  • Jul 26 Austrian troops occupy Fort Glatz Silezie
  • Aug 7 Ft Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
  • Aug 15 Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia
  • Aug 21 The church (later cathedral) of "Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez (Puerto Rico)" is founded, establishing the basis for the founding of the city.
  • Sep 8 French army surrenders Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
  • Sep 28 Russian & Austrian armies occupy Berlin
  • 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

Event of Interest

Oct 25 George III becomes King of Great Britain

  • Nov 3 Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
  • Nov 29 French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Major R. Rogers
  • Dec 25 Jupiter Hammon, an African American slave, composes poetry broadside "An Evening Thought" (1st poetry published by an African American 1761)