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1755 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1755
Ab urbe condita 2508
Armenian calendar 1204
Assyrian calendar 6505
Balinese saka calendar 1676–1677
Bengali calendar 1162
Berber calendar 2705
British Regnal year 28  Geo. 2   29  Geo. 2
Buddhist calendar 2299
Burmese calendar 1117
Byzantine calendar 7263–7264
Chinese calendar 甲戌年 (Wood  Dog)
4451 or 4391
乙亥年 (Wood  Pig)
4452 or 4392
Coptic calendar 1471–1472
Discordian calendar 2921
Ethiopian calendar 1747–1748
Hebrew calendar 5515–5516
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1811–1812
 - Shaka Samvat 1676–1677
 - Kali Yuga 4855–4856
Holocene calendar 11755
Igbo calendar 755–756
Iranian calendar 1133–1134
Islamic calendar 1168–1169
Japanese calendar Hōreki 5
Javanese calendar 1680–1681
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4088
Minguo calendar 157 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 287
Thai solar calendar 2297–2298
Tibetan calendar 阳木狗年
(male Wood-Dog)
1881 or 1500 or 728
(female Wood-Pig)
1882 or 1501 or 729
August 10: Expulsion of the Acadians begins A View of the Plundering and Burning of the City of Grymross, by Thomas Davies, 1758.JPG
August 10: Expulsion of the Acadians begins

1755 (MDCCLV) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar  and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1755th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 755th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 18th century, and the 6th year of the 1750s decade. As of the start of 1755, the Gregorian calendar was 11days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.







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