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Historical Events Happened In 1776

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

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

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

Jan 02   1st revolutionary flag displayed on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history austria ends interrogation torture  

Jan 02   On this day in history first revolutionary flag displayed  

Jan 05   In the year 1776 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   In the year 1776 "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, published  

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

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

Jan 24   Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine) on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history john Parry, composer  

Feb 21   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Mar 04   In the year 1776 the American War of Independence: The Americans capture "Dorchester Heights" dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.  

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   On this day in history johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs  

Mar 17   British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 28   On this day in history juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.  

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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1776.  

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 People Born In This Year In History

Jan 06   Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel was born on this day in history.  

Jan 24   In the year 1776 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 in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

Mar 10   On this day in history death of Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)  

Mar 24   John Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693) died in the year 1776.  

Mar 26   Samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725) died in the year 1776.  

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

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

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

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