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1757British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr

1757 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 2
British troops occupy Calcutta India 
Jan 5
Failed assassination attempt on French King Louis XV by Damiens 
Jan 17
German Diet declares war on Prussia 
Mar 14
On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for neglecting his duty "Pour encourager les autres". 
Mar 17
Prince Mas Saïd of Mataram surrenders to Mangkubumi in Java 
Apr 6
British King George II fires minister William Pitt Sr 
May 1
Austria & France divide Prussia 
May 6
Battle of Prague: Frederick II of Prussia's forces defeat Austrian army 
Jun 18
Battle at Kolin Bohemia: Austrian army beats Prussia 
Jun 23
Robert Clive defeats army led by Suraja Dowlaat Plassey, wins control of Bengal 
Jul 26
Battle at Hastenbeck: French army beats Duke of Cumberland 
Aug 9
English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops 
Aug 19
Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30] 
Aug 30
Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19] 
Oct 16
Austrian troops occupy Berlin 
Nov 5
Battle at Rossbach (7 year war/French & Indian War) 
Nov 28
Britain condemns Convention of Kloster-Zeven 
Dec 5
Battle of Leuthen: Prussian army beats Austrians 
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