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Historical Events For 1776

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Jan 01   On this day in history gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag  

Jan 01   General George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag in the year 1776.  

Jan 02   1st revolutionary flag displayed in the year 1776.  

Jan 02   In the year 1776 austria ends interrogation torture  

Jan 02   First revolutionary flag displayed in the year 1776.  

Jan 05   On this day in history assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution  

Jan 05   On this day in history assembly of New Hampshire adopts its first state constitution  

Jan 06   In the year 1776 ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel  

Jan 10   On this day in history "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, published  

Jan 10   Thomas Paine publishes his famous pamphlet, Common Sense on this day in history.  

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Jan 16   Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks in the year 1776.  

Jan 24   Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine) in the year 1776.  

Jan 24   On this day in history henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.  

Feb 08   Wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg on this day in history.  

Feb 11   Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31) in the year 1776.  

Feb 17   On this day in history 1st volume of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall of Roman Empire" published  

Feb 18   John Parry, composer in the year 1776.  

Feb 21   Vincenzo Lavigna, composer in the year 1776.  

Feb 23   John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) on this day in history.  

Mar 02   Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston in the year 1776.  

Mar 03   US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas in the year 1776.  

Mar 04   The American War of Independence: The Americans capture "Dorchester Heights" dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts on this day in history.  

Mar 09   Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith on this day in history.  

Mar 10   Luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III in the year 1776.  

Mar 16   Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs on this day in history.  

Mar 17   British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War in the year 1776.  

Mar 25   Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington on this day in history.  

Mar 25   On this day in history continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington  

Mar 28   Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco in the year 1776.  

Mar 31   Abigail Adams wrote her famous "Remember the ladies" letter to her husband, John, urging him to include women as he helped construct the US Constitution. He didn't in the year 1776.  

Apr 01   In the year 1776 friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig  

Apr 01   On this day in history ships carrying 1,124 United Empire Loyalists arrive at Halifax from Boston; many with the British Army; in all, 40,000 Americans remain loyal.  

Apr 03   Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College on this day in history.  

Apr 04   In the year 1776 continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke, first American capture of British armed vessel  

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Famous Birthdays In 1776

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 06   Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel was born in the year 1776.  

Jan 24   In the year 1776 birth of ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)  

Feb 11   In the year 1776 birth of joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31)  

Feb 11   On this day in history birth of ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)  

Feb 18   John Parry, composer was born in the year 1776.  

Feb 21   In the year 1776 birth of vincenzo Lavigna, composer  

Feb 23   In the year 1776 birth of john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

Mar 10   In the year 1776 birth of luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III  

Famous Deaths In 1776

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Mar 05   Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694) died in the year 1776.  

Mar 10   Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719) died in the year 1776.  

Mar 24   In the year 1776 death of john Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693)  

Mar 26   On this day in history death of samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)  

Apr 19   Jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78 in the year 1776.  

Apr 22   Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Apr 24   Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Apr 29   In the year 1776 death of edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)  

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