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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1762 AD

January

January 4: England declares war on Spain and Naples
January 15: Fraunces Tavern opens in New York City

February

February 2: Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes," premieres in London
February 12: English fleet occupies Martinique

March

March 17: 1st St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City

April

April 5: British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
April 24: Russia and Prussia signs peace treaty

May

May 5: Russia and Prussia sign peace treaty
May 22: Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty

June

June 15: Austria uses 1st paper currency
June 28: 1st reported counterfeiting attempt, Boston
June 28: Russian tsarina Catharina II grabs power
June 29: Russian Czar Peter III divorces his wife Catharina II

July

July 10: Roubiliacs monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey

August

August 14: English fleet occupies Havana
August 22: 1st female (Ann Franklin) U.S. newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury

October

October 5: Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
October 6: English troops occupy Manila Philippines

November

November 3: England and Spain signs Treaty of Paris
November 3: Spain acquires Louisiana

December

December 9: British parliament accept Treaty of Paris
December 21: James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
December 31: Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg
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