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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1760 AD


January 8: Comet C/1760 A1 (Great comet) approaches within 0.0682 AUs of Earth
January 9: Afghans defeat Marathas in battle of Barari Ghat
January 22: Battle at Wandewash India: British troops beat French


February 16: Native American hostages killed in Ft. Prince George


March 5: Princess Carolina marries General Charles Christian van Nassau-Weilburg
March 20: Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings


June 10: New York passes 1st effective law regulating practice of medicine
June 23: Battle of Landshut Silesia: Austria beats Prussia


July 26: Austrian troops occupy Fort Glatz Silezie


August 4: Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria and Russia
August 7: Ft. Loudon, Tennessee surrenders to Cherokee Indians
August 15: Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria and Russia


September 8: French army gives Montreal to General Jeffrey Amherst
September 28: Russian and Austrian army occupies Berlin


October 2: Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin
October 9: Russian/Austrian army occupies Berlin
October 10: Suriname Colonial Regime signs treaty with Aukaners (ex-slaves)
October 13: Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin
October 23: 1st Jewish prayer books printed in U.S.
October 25: George III ascends British throne


November 3: Battle at Torgau, Saxony: Prussia beats Austria
November 29: French commandant Belatre surrenders Detroit to Major R Rogers


December 25: Juptier Hammon, New York slave, publishes poetry in "An Evening Throught"
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