What Happened in January 1757

Historical Events

  • Jan 2 British troops occupy Calcutta India
  • Jan 5 Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
  • Jan 17 German Diet declares war on Prussia

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 3 Johann Abraham Sixt, composer
  • Jan 11 Samuel Bentham, English mechanical engineer (d. 1831)
  • Jan 16 Samuel McIntire, woodcarver/architect (architect of Salem)
  • Jan 19 Augusta Reuss-Ebersdorf, German Princess (d. 1831)
  • Jan 28 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle, French scientist and man of letters (b. 1657)
  • Jan 9 Louis Bertrand Castel, French mathematician (b. 1688)
  • Jan 19 Thomas Ruddiman, Scottish classical scholar (b. 1674)