Newspapers have always served as an essential source of information. They hold irreplaceable data on hundreds of years of history. For the year 1760, some of the important events that can be discovered further through the use of our archive include the creation of the New Hampshire Grant of Pownal in Vermont by Benning Wentworth, the beginning of the 'Tacky's War' in Jamaica, a request being received by the Spanish government to establish the city of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, the defeat of the Austrian Army by Frederick the Great in the Battle of Lagnica during the Seven Years' War, the throne of Great Britain being ascended by George III, and so much more! Each title is available individually, and all are searchable via an interface that allows users to easily view, search, zoom, print and save digital page images.
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January 22, 1760
The French led by the Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau are defeated by British general Sir Eyre Coote in the Battle of Wandiwash during the Seven Years' War.
January 28, 1760
The New Hampshire Grant of Pownal in Vermont is created by Benning Wentworth.
February 21-26, 1760
The town and castle of Carrickfergus is captured by François Thurot and his French Troops during the Seven Years' War.
February 27, 1760
A North Carolina militia at Fort Dobbs is attacked by Cherokee natives during the Seven Years' War.
March 20, 1760
Over 300 buildings are destroyed in the Great Fire of Boston, Massachusetts.
May - July, 1760
Tacky's War' begins in Jamaica as a slave rebellion.
June 4, 1760
Land is claimed in Nova Scotia from the Acadians by New England planters in the Great Upheaval.
July 3, 1760
A major fire is caused by a lightening trike at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard in England.
July 8, 1760
French forces are defeated by the British in the last naval battle in New France, the Battle of Restigouch, during the Seven Years' War.
July 19, 1760
The Spanish government receives a request to establish the city that becomes Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
July 31, 1760
Warburg is stormed by Ferdinand of Brunswick's Anglo-Hanoverian army in the Battle of Warburg during the Seven Years' War.
August 21, 1760
The establishment of the church of Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez takes place in Puerto Rico.
August 30, 1760
The Austrian army of Marshal Laudon is defeated by Frederick the Great in the Battle of Legnica during the Seven Years' War.
September 8, 1760
Montreal is captured by Jeffery Amherst in the Seven Years' War.
September 18, 1760
The official founding of the town of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico takes place.
October 16, 1760
A French army defeats Ferdinand of Brunswick back from the Rhine in the Battle of Kloster during the Seven Years' War.
October 25, 1760
George III ascends to the throne of Great Britain upon the death of his grandfather George II.
November 3, 1760
Daun's Austrian army is defeated by Frederick the Great in the Battle of Torgau during the Seven Years' War.