May 1754: Washington defeats French in a surprise attack (the first battle) and builds Fort Necessity.
May 8-9, 1756: Declarations of War – War is officially declared between Great Britain and France.
July 1754: The French take Fort Necessity
July 25, 1759,: British take Fort Niagara; French abandon Crown Point. British now control entire western frontier.
June 1755: The British seize Acadia (Nova Scotia).
Sept 8, 1760: Montreal falls to the British; letters are signed finishing the surrender of Canada. Sept 15, 1760: Functional end of the war. British flag is raised over Detroit, effectively ending the war.