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