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Date Event
Jan 16
England & Prussia sign Treaty of Westminster 
Mar 17
St Patrick's Day 1st celebrated in NYC at Crown & Thistle Tavern 
Apr 14
Gov Glen of SC protests against 900 Acadia indians 
May 1
France & Austria sign alliance 
May 17
Britain declares war on France (7 Years' or French & Indian War) 
May 18
England declares war on France 
Jun 4
Quakers leave assembly of Pennsylvania 
Jun 20
Black Hole of Calcutta - 146 British soldiers imprisoned in small dungeon in Calcutta, India where most die 
Jun 20
Siraj ud-Daulah Nawab of Bengal takes Calcutta from the British 
Jun 27
French fleet conquer St Philips Castle of Minorca 
Jul 30
Bartolomeo Rastrelli presents the newly-built Catherine Palace to Empress Elizabeth and her courtiers. 
Aug 14
French capture Fort Oswego, NY 
Aug 29
England & France meet in war 
Aug 29
Prussian Libya occupies Saxson: beginning 7 years War 
Sep 8
French and Indian War: Kittanning Expedition. 
Sep 22
Nassau Hall opens at Princeton University 
Oct 15
Saxon army surrenders to Prussia 
Dec 6
British troops under Robert Clive occupy Fulta India 
Dec 31
Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles 
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