Historical Events in 1756

  • 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

Historic Event

May 7 Burmese King Alaungphaya sends his Golden Letter on rolled gold to King George II of Great Britain detailing trade proposals [1]

  • May 17 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War)
  • May 18 Great Britain declares war on France at the start of the Seven Years' War
  • 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
  • Jul 30 Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers in Russia
  • Aug 14 French capture Fort Oswego, NY
  • Aug 29 England & France meet in war
  • Aug 29 Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War
  • Sep 8 Kittanning Expedition:s 30-40 Lenape Indians killed by Pennsylvania Provincial troops during French and Indian War
  • Sep 22 Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University
  • Oct 15 Saxon army surrenders to Prussia

Historic Event

Oct 31 Giacomo Casanova escapes from prison in Venice by climbing onto the roof

  • Dec 6 British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta, India
  • Dec 31 Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles