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Historical Events Happened In 1776

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   Austria ends interrogation torture on this day in history.  

Jan 02   On this day in history first revolutionary flag displayed  

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

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

Jan 06   On this day in history ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel  

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

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

Jan 16   On this day in history continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks  

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) on this day in history.  

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   Vincenzo Lavigna, composer on this day in history.  

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

Mar 02   On this day in history americans begin shelling British troops in Boston  

Mar 03   US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Mar 17   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

Apr 01   Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig on this day in history.  

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   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   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   John Parry, composer was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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   On this day in history death of yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694)  

Mar 10   Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719) died on this day in history.  

Mar 24   John Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693) died on this day in history.  

Mar 26   Samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725) died on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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.