1763 in History
February 10 Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to England
February 12 John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs
February 15 Austria, Prussia and Saxony sign Peace of Hubertusburg
April 30 London Journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower
May 16 James Boswell's 1st meeting with Samuel Johnson
May 16 Samuel Johnson meets his future biographer James Boswell in London
October 7 George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north and west of Alleghenies to white settlement
November 15 Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania and Maryland
November 16 English journalist John Wilkes injured at duel
December 2 Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing U.S. synagogue)