1762 in History
January 4 England declares war on Spain and Naples
January 15 Fraunces Tavern opens in New York City
February 2 Thomas Arnes opera "Artaxerxes," premieres in London
February 12 English fleet occupies Martinique
March 17 1st St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City
April 5 British take Grenada, West Indies, from French
April 24 Russia and Prussia signs peace treaty
May 5 Russia and Prussia sign peace treaty
May 22 Sweden and Prussia sign peace treaty
June 15 Austria uses 1st paper currency
June 28 1st reported counterfeiting attempt, Boston
June 28 Russian tsarina Catharina II grabs power
June 29 Russian Czar Peter III divorces his wife Catharina II
July 10 Roubiliacs monument for Handel unveiled at Westminster Abbey
August 14 English fleet occupies Havana
August 22 1st female (Ann Franklin) U.S. newspaper editor, Newport RI, Mercury
October 5 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced (Vienna)
October 6 English troops occupy Manila Philippines
November 3 England and Spain signs Treaty of Paris
November 3 Spain acquires Louisiana
December 9 British parliament accept Treaty of Paris
December 21 James Cook marries Elizabeth Batts
December 31 Mozart family moves from Vienna to Salzburg