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 Governor Glen of South Carolina protests against 900 Acadia indians
  • May 1 France and 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

Would You Believe?

Giacomo Casanova escapes from prison in Venice by climbing onto the roof

On October 31, 1756

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 25 Eliza Haywood, English actress and novelist (Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry), dies at 63
  • Mar 13 Johann Melchior Conradi, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 23 Georg Gottfried Wagner, German composer, dies at 57
  • Apr 10 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
  • Apr 15 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, German composer, dies at 29
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