On This Day

March 1757 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 16 Bengt Lidner, Swedish poet (Medea, Yttersa Domen)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Edward Moore, English writer & dramatist (The Gamester), dies at 44
  • Mar 8 Thomas Blackwell, Scottish classical scholar, dies at 55
  • Mar 14 John Byng, English admiral executed by firing squad at 52 for neglecting his duty in defence of Minorca, dies at 53