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Historical Events In 1776

Thursday, 06 May 2021

Jan 01   Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag in the year 1776.  

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

Jan 02   On this day in history 1st revolutionary flag displayed  

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   "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.  

Jan 16   In the year 1776 continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks  

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

Jan 24   In the year 1776 henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.  

Feb 08   Wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg in the year 1776.  

Feb 11   In the year 1776 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   In the year 1776 john Parry, composer  

Feb 21   In the year 1776 vincenzo Lavigna, composer  

Feb 23   In the year 1776 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   On this day in history uS commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas  

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   Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith in the year 1776.  

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

Mar 16   In the year 1776 johan G Verstolk van Soelen, Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs  

Mar 17   British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War in the year 1776.  

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

Mar 25   Continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington on this day in history.  

Mar 28   In the year 1776 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 on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1776 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   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   On this day in history birth of john Parry, composer  

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

Mar 10   In the year 1776 death of Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)  

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

Mar 26   On this day in history death of samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)  

Apr 19   Jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78 in the year 1776.  

Apr 22   Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer, dies at 67 in the year 1776.  

Apr 24   Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84 in the year 1776.  

Apr 29   Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713) died in the year 1776.  

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