Historical Events For 1776
Monday, 27 March 2017
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 In the year 1776 1st revolutionary flag displayed
Jan 02 Austria ends interrogation torture on this day in history.
Jan 02 In the year 1776 first revolutionary flag displayed
Jan 05 Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution in the year 1776.
Jan 05 Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its first state constitution on this day in history.
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 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) 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 Wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg in the year 1776.
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 John Parry, composer in the year 1776.
Feb 21 Vincenzo Lavigna, composer in the year 1776.
Feb 23 John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) in the year 1776.
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 in the year 1776.
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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1776 continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington
Mar 28 In the year 1776 juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
Mar 31 In the year 1776 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.
Apr 01 Friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig in the year 1776.
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 Continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke, first American capture of British armed vessel on this day in history.