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Historical Events In 1776

Sunday, 23 February 2020

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   In the year 1776 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   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   In the year 1776 ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel  

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

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   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 in the year 1776.  

Feb 08   Wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg on this day in history.  

Feb 11   On this day in history joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31)  

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

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

Feb 21   Vincenzo Lavigna, composer in the year 1776.  

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

Mar 02   Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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   Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington on this day in history.  

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

Mar 28   Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history friedrich von Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig  

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 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   Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel was born in the year 1776.  

Jan 24   In the year 1776 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   In the year 1776 birth of john Parry, composer  

Feb 21   In the year 1776 birth of vincenzo Lavigna, composer  

Feb 23   In the year 1776 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   Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694) died in the year 1776.  

Mar 10   Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719) died in the year 1776.  

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

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

Apr 19   On this day in history jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78  

Apr 22   On this day in history 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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