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Historical Events Happened In 1776

Thursday, 24 April 2014

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

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

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   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.  

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

Jan 24   On this day in history 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   On this day in history joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31)  

Feb 17   On this day in history 1st volume of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall of Roman Empire" published  

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 31   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Feb 11   Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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   Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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