What Happened in 1756

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Historical Events

  • Jan 16 Britain & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
  • Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day is first celebrated in NYC at the Crown & Thistle Tavern
  • Apr 14 Gov Glen of SC protests against 900 Acadia indians
  • May 1 France & Austria sign alliance
  • May 17 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
  • May 18 Great Britain declares war on France
  • Jun 4 Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
  • Jun 20 Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die
  • Jun 20 Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British
  • Jun 27 French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca
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Did You Know?

Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die

On June 20, 1756


World Leaders in 1756

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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 25 Eliza Haywood, English actress and writer (b. 1693)
  • Mar 13 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 23 Georg Gottfried Wagner, composer, dies at 57
  • Apr 10 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
  • Apr 13 Johann T Gottlieb Goldberg, German klavecinist/composer, dies at 29
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