What Happened in June 1756

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Historical Events

  • Jun 4 Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
  • Jun 20 Black Hole of Calcutta: 146 British soldiers, Anglo-Indian soldiers and Indian civilians are imprisoned in a small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die from suffocation and heat exhaustion
  • Jun 20 Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British
  • Jun 27 French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 6 John Trumbull, American painter (Declaration of Independence), born in Lebanon, Connecticut (d. 1843)
  • Jun 8 Cornelis van Foreest, Dutch politician, Mayor of Alkmaar, born in Alkmaar, Netherlands (d. 1823)
  • Jun 17 Pierre-Joseph Cambon, French member of Committee of Salut Public
  • Jun 20 Joseph Martin Kraus, German composer, born in born in Miltenberg am Main, Bavaria (d. 1792)