On This Day

What Happened on June 20, 1756

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British

Famous Birthdays

  • Joseph Martin Kraus, German composer, born in Miltenberg am Main, Bavaria (d. 1792)
1756 Highlights

About June 20, 1756

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 265 years, 5 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Gemini