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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1730s  1740s  1750s  – 1760s –  1770s  1780s  1790s
Years: 1762 1763 176417651766 1767 1768

Year 1765 (MDCCLXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Saturday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar.


  • The first true restaurant opens in Paris, where a tavern-keeper named Boulanger sells cooked dishes at an all-night place on the Rue Bailleul
  • Nicholas Cugnot pioneers the automobile with a three-wheel gun tractor
  • James Watt supersedes the 1705 Newcomen engine with a more effective steam engine
  • In Lisbon, the auto-da-fé parade (often an excuse for violence against Jews or Christian 'heretics') is abolished
  • Josef II becomes Holy Roman Emperor
  • Horace Walpole publishes The Castle of Otranto
  • The birth of Mary Bryant, one of the first successful escapees from the fledging Australian penal colony.


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