January 5 » Louis XV of France survives an assassination attempt by Robert-François Damiens, the last person to be executed in France by drawing and quartering, the traditional and gruesome form of capital punishment used for regicides.
March 14 » Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMSMonarch for breach of the Articles of War.
May 6 » Battle of Prague: A Prussian army fights an Austrian army in Prague during the Seven Years' War.
June 18 » Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years' War.
December 5 » Seven Years' War: Battle of Leuthen: Frederick II of Prussia leads Prussian forces to a decisive victory over Austrian forces under Prince Charles Alexander of Lorraine.
December 31 » Empress Elizabeth I of Russia issues her ukase incorporating Königsberg into Russia.
Weather March 16, 1757
The temperature on March 16, 1757 was about 4.0 °C. There was 24 mm of rainWind direction mainly northwest. Weather type: zeer betrokken regen.
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