Category Archives: 1760s

U.S. President John Quincy Adams born in Braintree, Massachusetts 250 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1767)


Video: 'John Quincy Adams - Mini Biography'

(Friday, July 11, 1767)John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States (1825-1829), was born today to John Adams, the second President of the United States (1797-1801), and his wife Abigail. second First Lady of the United States (1797-1801), in a part of Braintree, Massachusetts, that is now Quincy. Continue reading U.S. President John Quincy Adams born in Braintree, Massachusetts 250 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1767)

U.S. President Andrew Jackson born on Carolinas border 250 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1767)


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(Sunday, March 15, 1767)Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States (1829-1837), was born today in the Waxhaw settlement along the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Continue reading U.S. President Andrew Jackson born on Carolinas border 250 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Mar 15 1767)

Unpopular Stamp Act goes into effect 250 years ago today (Nov 1 1765)


Video: 'Stamp Act of 1765'

(Friday, November 1, 1765)The Stamp Act, requiring that many printed materials be produced on stamped paper produced in London, went into effect today, prompting stiff resistance from American colonists.

Stamp Act Congress adopts ‘Declaration of Rights and Grievances’ 250 years ago today (Oct 19 1765)


Video: 'History Brief: The Stamp Act is Repealed'

(Saturday, October 19, 1765, during the American Revolution) — The Stamp Act Congress, meeting today in New York, adopted a declaration of rights and liberties, stating that taxes passed without representation violated their rights as Englishmen.

Patrick Henry denounces Stamp Act before Virginia’s House of Burgesses 250 years ago today (May 29 1765)

(Wednesday, May 29, 1765) — Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act today before Virginia’s House of Burgesses, saying “Caesar had his Brutus, Charles I his Cromwell, and George III… (Henry was interrupted by cries from the opposition)… may profit by their example. If this be treason, make the most of it.”

First medical school in North America established 250 years ago today (May 3 1765)

(Friday, May 3, 1765) — The first school of medicine in the American colonies, the Medical School of the College of Philadelphia (now the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania), was founded today.

Britain approves unpopular Quartering Act 250 years ago today (Mar 24 1765)


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(Sunday, March 24, 1765) — Parliament approved the Quartering Act today, which outlined the terms by which British soldiers would be furnished with free room and board in the American colonies. It went into force when King George III gave his royal assent on May 15, 1765.

British Parliament passes unpopular Stamp Act 250 years ago today (Mar 22 1765)


Video: 'The Stamp Act of 1765'

(Friday, March 22, 1765) — The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act 1765 today to raise money from the American colonies, which fiercely resisted the tax. The Stamp Act was repealed a year later.

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.