Category Archives: 1760s

Treaty of Paris signed, formally ending the Seven Years’ War 250 years ago today (1763)

Video: 'History: Seven Years' War'

(Thursday, February 10, 1763) — Britain, Spain and France signed the Treaty of Paris today, ending the Seven Years’ War (also known as the French and Indian War in North America), which involved most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines.

First St. Patrick’s Day parade held in New York City 250 years ago today (1762)

Video: St Patricks Day Parade in New York City (video tour)

(Wednesday, March 17, 1762) — The first St. Patrick’s Day parade took place today when Irish soldiers serving in the English military marched through New York City. Along with their music, the parade helped the soldiers to reconnect with their Irish roots, as well as fellow Irishmen serving in the English army.