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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1763 AD

February

February 10: Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England
February 12: John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs
February 15: Austria, Prussia and Saxony sign Peace of Hubertusburg

April

April 30: London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower

May

May 16: James Boswell's 1st meeting with Samuel Johnson
May 16: Samuel Johnson meets his future biographer James Boswell in London

October

October 7: George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement

November

November 15: Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland
November 16: English journalist John Wilkes injured at duel

December

December 2: Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing U.S. synagogue)
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