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1757 1758 1759 - 1760 - 1761 1762 1763
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1730s 1740s 1750s - 1760s - 1770s 1780s 1790s
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17th century - 18th century - 19th century
1760 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar).
- March 20 - The "Great Fire" of Boston destroys 349 buildings.
- June 4 - Great Upheaval: New England planters arrive to claim land in Nova Scotia Canada taken from the Acadians.
- July 8 - French and Indian War: Battle of the Ristigouche - British defeat French forces in last naval battle in New France.
- October 9 - Seven Years War - Russian troops enter Berlin
- October 25 - George III of the United Kingdom ascends to the throne.
- Russian army briefly occupies Berlin and Königsberg.
- Abu Dhabi is founded. (Approximate date)
- Tacky's rebellion occurs in Jamaica.
- March 1 - François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French Revolutionary leader (suicide) (d. 1794)
- May 10 - Johann Peter Hebel, German poet (d. 1826)
- May 28 - Alexandre, Vicomte de Beauharnais, French politician and general (d. 1794)
- August 22 - Pope Leo XII (d. 1829)
- September 14 - Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer (d. 1842)
- Karl Bottiger, German archaeologist (d. 1835)
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