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Can you name the things related to events of the 1760s, 1860s and 1960s?

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October 25, 1760This English king's reign begins
June 3, 1761This planet transits the sun as seen from Earth
1762His Du contrat social; ou Principes du droit politique is published
February 10-15, 1763The Treaty of Paris and Treaty of Hubertusburg bring this conflict to a close
October 15, 1764According to some accounts, this History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire author conceives of the project
November 1, 1765Also known as the Duties in American Colonies Act, it comes into force
July 30, 1766Pitt the _____ becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain (Wade Boggs approves)
January 7, 1767Thomas Clap, the first president of this Connecticut college, dies
August 26, 1768This English captain leaves on the first of three Pacific voyages
August 15, 1769This future French emperor is born in Ajaccio on Corsica
October 17, 1860This still-running golf tournament is held for the first time
May 13, 1861She issues a 'proclamation of neutrality' regarding the war in America
March 30/31, 1862The first of two volumes of this Victor Hugo novel is published
July 1-3, 1863The decisive battle of the American Civil War is fought outside this Pennsylvania town
November 8, 1864Lincoln defeats this former Union general in the U.S. presidential election
April 14, 1865He assassinates President Lincoln
January 1866Publication of this Dostoevsky novel begins
March 30, 1867Russia sells this 586,000-square mile territory to the United States for approx. $7 million
January 7, 1868The Hougoumont docks at Fremantle, carrying the last of the convicts ferried to this continent
1869A version of this Russian's periodic table is published in a German chemistry periodical
May 1, 1960Gary Powers is shot down over Soviet airspace while flying one of these spy planes
January 17, 1961Outgoing U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower warns of this 'complex' in his Farewell Address
December 25, 1962Gregory Peck stars as Atticus Finch in the film adaptation of this Harper Lee novel
November 2, 1963This South Vietnamese president is killed in a coup
October 14, 1964This Soviet premier is ousted and replaced by Leonid Brezhnev
January 24, 1965This former British Prime Minister passes away
July 30, 1966England beats West Germany, 4-2, winning this event
January 15, 1967The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in the first of these games
March 31, 1968This U.S. president announces that he will not run for reelection
October 5, 1969This comedy troupe's Flying Circus debuts on BBC One

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