On This Day

Historical Events in 1757

  • Jan 2 British troops occupy Calcutta India
  • Jan 5 Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens
  • Jan 17 German Diet declares war on Prussia
  • Mar 14 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
  • Mar 17 Prince Mas Saïd of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java

Historic Event

Apr 6 British King George II dismisses minister William Pitt the Elder, Secretary of State for the Southern Department

  • May 1 Austria and France divide Prussia
  • May 6 Battle of Prague: Frederick II of Prussia's forces defeat Austrian army
  • Jun 18 Battle at Kolin Bohemia: Austrian army beats Prussia
  • Jun 23 Robert Clive defeats army led by Suraja Dowlaat Plassey, wins control of Bengal
  • Jul 26 Battle at Hastenbeck: French army beats Duke of Cumberland
  • Aug 9 English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
  • Aug 19 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30]
  • Aug 30 Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19]
  • Oct 16 Austrian troops occupy Berlin
  • Nov 5 Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War)
  • Nov 28 Britain condemns Convention of Kloster-Zeven
  • Dec 5 Battle of Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians