On This Day

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 army occupies 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 interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 George III becomes King of Great Britain

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III
  • Nov 3 Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
  • Nov 29 French commandant Beletre surrenders Detroit to Maj R Rogers
  • Dec 25 Jupiter Hammon, an African American slave, composes poetry broadside "An Evening Thought" (1st poetry published by an African American 1761)