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Historical Events For 1776

Sunday, 04 December 2016

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   1st revolutionary flag displayed on this day in history.  

Jan 02   In the year 1776 austria ends interrogation torture  

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   In the year 1776 assembly of New Hampshire adopts its first state constitution  

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

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

Jan 10   In the year 1776 thomas Paine publishes his famous pamphlet, Common Sense.  

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

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

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   In the year 1776 wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg  

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

Feb 17   1st volume of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall of Roman Empire" published in the year 1776.  

Feb 18   John Parry, composer on this day in history.  

Feb 21   In the year 1776 vincenzo Lavigna, composer  

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

Mar 02   In the year 1776 americans begin shelling British troops in Boston  

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

Mar 10   On this day in history luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III  

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   In the year 1776 continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington  

Mar 25   Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington in the year 1776.  

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   Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig in the year 1776.  

Apr 01   Ships carrying 1,124 United Empire Loyalists arrive at Halifax from Boston; many with the British Army; in all, 40,000 Americans remain loyal in the year 1776.  

Apr 03   Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College in the year 1776.  

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

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

Feb 11   In the year 1776 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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1776 death of yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694)  

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

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

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   In the year 1776 johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer, dies at 67  

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 in the year 1776.  

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