1756 in History



January 16 England and Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster
March 17 St. Patrick's Day 1st celebrated in New York City at Crown and Thistle Tavern
April 14 Governor Glen of South Carolina protests against 900 Acadia indians
May 1 France and Austria sign alliance
May 17 Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French and Indian War)
May 18 England declares war on France
June 4 Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania
June 20 146 British soldiers imprisoned in India-Black Hole of Calcutta-most die
June 20 India rebels defeat Calcutta on British army
June 27 French fleet conquer St. Philips Castle of Minorca
August 14 French capture Fort Oswego, New York
August 29 England and France meet in war
August 29 Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War
September 22 Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University
October 15 Saxon army surrenders to Prussia
December 6 British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India
December 31 Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles









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