Year 1756 in History

Events in History

  • 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
  • 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
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Historical Figures Who Died in 1756

  • Apr 16 Jacques Cassini, French astronomer, dies at 79
  • Jul 9 Pieter Langendijk, Dutch painter, etcher and playwright (Wiskunstenaars), dies at 72
  • Jul 24 George Vertue, engraver, dies
  • Dec 8 William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington, British statesman and diplomat
  • Dec 11 Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress as the spouse of Emperor Charles VII, dies at 55

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