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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1756 AD

January

January 16: England and Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster

March

March 17: St. Patrick's Day 1st celebrated in New York City at Crown and Thistle Tavern

April

April 14: Governor Glen of South Carolina protests against 900 Acadia indians

May

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

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

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

September 22: Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University

October

October 15: Saxon army surrenders to Prussia

December

December 6: British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India
December 31: Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles
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