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1763Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow

1763 Historical Events
Date Event
Feb 10
Treaty of Paris ends French-Indian War, surrendering Canada to Britain 
Feb 12
John Casteret appointed British minister of foreign affairs 
Feb 15
Austria, Prussia & Saxony sign Treaty of Hubertusburg, marking the end of the French and Indian War and of the Seven Years War 
Apr 30
Member of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower of London, charged with seditious libel 
May 16
Samuel Johnson 1st meets his future biographer James Boswell in London 
Jun 2
Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort. 
Aug 5
Pontiac's War: Battle of Bushy Run - British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat Chief Pontiac's Indians at Bushy Run. 
Sep 1
Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow 
Oct 7
George III of Great Britain issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north & west of Alleghenies to white settlement 
Nov 15
Charles Mason & Jeremiah Dixon begin surveying Mason-Dixon Line between Pennsylvania & Maryland 
Nov 16
English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel 
Dec 2
Touro shul of Newport RI dedicated (oldest existing US synagogue) 
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