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Historical Events For 1776

Friday, 21 July 2017

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

Jan 01   General George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag on this day in history.  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history austria ends interrogation torture  

Jan 02   In the year 1776 first revolutionary flag displayed  

Jan 05   Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution on this day in history.  

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   "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, published in the year 1776.  

Jan 10   Thomas Paine publishes his famous pamphlet, Common Sense in the year 1776.  

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Jan 16   Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks on this day in history.  

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

Jan 24   Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga in the year 1776.  

Feb 08   On this day in history wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg  

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

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

Feb 18   John Parry, composer in the year 1776.  

Feb 21   In the year 1776 vincenzo Lavigna, composer  

Feb 23   On this day in history john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

Mar 02   Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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

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

Mar 16   Johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs in the year 1776.  

Mar 17   In the year 1776 british forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War  

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

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

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 on this day in history.  

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

Apr 01   In the year 1776 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 in the year 1776.  

Apr 04   On this day in history 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   On this day in history birth of ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel  

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

Feb 11   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Feb 21   On this day in history birth of vincenzo Lavigna, composer  

Feb 23   John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) was born in the year 1776.  

Mar 10   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1776 death of samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)  

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

Apr 22   Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer, dies at 67 in the year 1776.  

Apr 24   In the year 1776 carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84  

Apr 29   Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713) died on this day in history.  

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