1763 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1763 in Great Britain.
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- 10 February - Seven Years' War/French and Indian War: The Treaty of Paris ends the war and France cedes Canada to Great Britain.
- 1 March - Charles Townshend becomes President of the Board of Trade in the British government.
- May - George Grenville becomes Prime Minister following the resignation of the Earl of Bute.
- 9 May - Pontiac's Rebellion begins when Chief Pontiac leads an attack on the British garrison at Fort Detroit.
- 16 May - James Boswell is introduced to Samuel Johnson at Thomas Davies's bookshop in London.
- 2 June - 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.
- 7 July - The British East India Company declare Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal, to be deposed.
- 2 August - Mir Qasim routed at Odwa Nala.
- 5 August - Pontiac's Rebellion: at the Battle of Bushy Run, British forces led by Henry Bouquet defeat American Indians in the Pennsylvania backcountry.
- 7 October - Royal Proclamation of 1763 is made by George III, regulating westward expansion of British North America and stabilizing relations with indigenous peoples of the Americas.
- November - Parliament decides that John Wilkes' article in The North Briton — criticising George III's speech in praise of the Treaty of Paris — is a seditious libel.
- 24 November - Thomas Bayes's theorem is first announced (posthumously).
- John Barrow's A New and Impartial History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Signing of Preliminaries of Peace, 1762.
- 2 January - John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville, statesman (born 1690)
- 11 February - William Shenstone, poet (born 1714)
- 3 May - George Psalmanazar, impostor (born c.1679)
- 21 August - Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, statesman (born 1710)
- 26 September - John Byrom, English poet (born 1692)
Full date unknown
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 322. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- "Murshidabad". Retrieved 2012-02-29.
- A Letter from the Late Reverend Mr. Thomas Bayes, F.R.S. to John Canton, M.A. and F.R.S. (PDF)
- "Icons, a portrait of England 1750-1800". Archived from the original on 17 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-25.
- Merwin, Henry (1911). The Life of Bret Harte. Houghton Mifflin. p. 4.
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