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Historical Events For 1776

Sunday, 26 February 2017

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

Jan 01   In the year 1776 general George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag  

Jan 02   On this day in history 1st revolutionary flag displayed  

Jan 02   In the year 1776 austria ends interrogation torture  

Jan 02   First revolutionary flag displayed in the year 1776.  

Jan 05   In the year 1776 assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution  

Jan 05   Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its first state constitution in the year 1776.  

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

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

Jan 10   On this day in history thomas Paine publishes his famous pamphlet, Common Sense.  

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

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

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   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   On this day in history john Parry, composer  

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   In the year 1776 americans begin shelling British troops in Boston  

Mar 03   In the year 1776 uS commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas  

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

Mar 09   In the year 1776 publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Apr 04   Continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke, first American capture of British armed vessel on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1776

Famous People Born In This Year In History

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

Jan 24   On this day in history birth of ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)  

Feb 11   Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1776 birth of john Parry, composer  

Feb 21   Vincenzo Lavigna, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

Mar 10   Luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 24   On this day in history death of john Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693)  

Mar 26   In the year 1776 death of samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)  

Apr 19   Jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78 on this day in history.  

Apr 22   On this day in history johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer, dies at 67  

Apr 24   Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84 in the year 1776.  

Apr 29   On this day in history death of edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)  

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