Historical Events For Year 1760

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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.
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January 28, 1760

The New Hampshire Grant of Pownal in Vermont is created by Benning Wentworth. Read More

February 21-26, 1760

The town and castle of Carrickfergus is captured by François Thurot and his French Troops during the Seven Years' War.
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February 27, 1760

A North Carolina militia at Fort Dobbs is attacked by Cherokee natives during the Seven Years' War.
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March 20, 1760

Over 300 buildings are destroyed in the Great Fire of Boston, Massachusetts. Read More

May - July, 1760

Tacky's War' begins in Jamaica as a slave rebellion. Read More

June 4, 1760

Land is claimed in Nova Scotia from the Acadians by New England planters in the Great Upheaval.
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July 3, 1760

A major fire is caused by a lightening trike at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard in England. Read More

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.
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July 19, 1760

The Spanish government receives a request to establish the city that becomes Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
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July 31, 1760

Warburg is stormed by Ferdinand of Brunswick's Anglo-Hanoverian army in the Battle of Warburg during the Seven Years' War.
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August 21, 1760

The establishment of the church of Our Lady of Candlemas of Mayagüez takes place in Puerto Rico.
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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.
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September 8, 1760

Montreal is captured by Jeffery Amherst in the Seven Years' War. Read More

September 18, 1760

The official founding of the town of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico takes place. Read More

October 16, 1760

A French army defeats Ferdinand of Brunswick back from the Rhine in the Battle of Kloster during the Seven Years' War.
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October 25, 1760

George III ascends to the throne of Great Britain upon the death of his grandfather George II.
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November 3, 1760

Daun's Austrian army is defeated by Frederick the Great in the Battle of Torgau during the Seven Years' War.
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