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The events that have occurred throughout the course of history have contributed to the creation of our world and each of the similarities and differences within it. Each year holds important and influential events that have left an impact. Some such events from the year 1762 include the declaration of war on Spain and Naples by Britain, the Treaty of St. Petersburg putting an end to the war between Russia and Prussia, the Treaty of Hamburg taking Sweden out of the war against Prussia, the defeat of Marshal Daun by Frederick the Great in his last major battle, the Battle of Burkersdorf, the end of the Battle of Havana taking place upon the surrender of Havana to Great Britain during the Seven Years' War, 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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War is declared on Spain and Naples by Britain. Read More
Upon the succession of Peter II to the Russian throne peace negotiations are immediately opened with the Prussians.
Ahmed Shah Abdali's forces carry out the Great Holocaust of the Sikhs in Punjab. Read More
The war between Russia and Prussia ends upon the signing of the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
Sweden is taken out of the war against Prussia by the Treaty of Hamburg. Read More
French forces are defeated in Westphalia by an Anglo-Hanoverian army in the Battle of Wilhelmsthal.
Upon the deposition of Peter III, his wife Catherine II becomes empress of Russia. Read More
Marshal Daun is defeated in Silesia by Frederick in this last major battle, the Battle of Burkersdorf.
The end of the Battle of Havana takes place upon Spain's surrender of Havana to Great Britain during the Seven Years' War.
Emperor Momozono is succeeded by Empress Go-Sakuramachi to the throne of Japan. Read More
The French are defeated by British troops in the Battle of Signal Hill. Read More
Manila is taken from the Spanish by the British East India Company in the Battle of Manila.
Marshal Serbelloni's Austrian army is defeated by Frederick the Great's brother Prince Henry of Prussia in the Battle of Freiberg.
A secret agreement is made in which Louisiana is ceded from Louis XV of France to Charles III of Spain by the Treaty of Fontainebleau.
Tap into that historic information without the hassle of manually sorting through mounds of papers. All of these 1762 events have been preserved in various newspapers and can be researched using our extensive newspaper collection of 167+ million of pages with detailed documentation of many of the World's most prominent historical events.
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