1762 events in history

Jan 4 Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples
Mar 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
May 22 Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg
Jun 6 British forces begin a siege of Havana and temporarily capture the city in the Battle of Havana
Jun 9 British forces begin the Siege of Havana and capture the city during the Seven Years' War
Jul 17 Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III of Russia
Sep 15 Seven Years' War: Battle of Signal Hill
Oct 6 Seven Years' War: conclusion of the Battle of Manila between Britain and Spain, which resulted in the British occupation of Manila for the rest of the war