This Day in History: 1757-06-23

(23 June) The Battle of Plassey was fought between the East India Company and the Nawabs of Bengal at Plassey (now in West Bengal, India). The last independent Nawab of Bengal, Siraj ud-Daulah lost the battle and was executed on 2 July 1757 on the orders of Mir Meerun, son of one of his generals, Mir Jafar.