March 10 » French Huguenot Jean Calas, who had been wrongly convicted of killing his son, dies after being tortured by authorities; the event inspired Voltaire to begin a campaign for religious tolerance and legal reform.
May 5 » Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg.
June 24 » Battle of Wilhelmsthal: The British-Hanoverian army of Ferdinand of Brunswick defeats French forces in Westphalia.
July 9 » Catherine the Great becomes Empress of Russia following the coup against her husband, Peter III.
July 17 » Former emperor Peter III of Russia is murdered.
September 15 » Seven Years' War: Battle of Signal Hill.
Weather August 20, 1762
The temperature on August 20, 1762 was about 15.0 °C. There was 48 mm of rainWind direction mainly west-southwest. Weather type: regen geheel betrokken.
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