On This Day

What Happened on March 14, 1757

Historical Events

  • On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for failing to come to aide of besieged British garrison

Famous Deaths

  • John Byng, English admiral executed by firing squad at 52 for neglecting his duty in defence of Minorca, dies at 53
1757 Highlights

About March 14, 1757

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 263 years, 8 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Pisces