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Historical Events In 1776

Monday, 25 October 2021

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

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

Jan 02   1st revolutionary flag displayed in the year 1776.  

Jan 02   Austria ends interrogation torture in the year 1776.  

Jan 02   First revolutionary flag displayed on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution on this day in history.  

Jan 05   On this day in history assembly of New Hampshire adopts its first state constitution  

Jan 06   On this day in history ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel  

Jan 10   In the year 1776 "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   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   Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31) in the year 1776.  

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

Feb 18   On this day in history john Parry, composer  

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

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

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

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

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   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   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   Luise, queen of Prussia/wife of Frederik Willem III was born in the year 1776.  

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   Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719) died on this day in history.  

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

Mar 26   In the year 1776 death of samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)  

Apr 19   In the year 1776 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   Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

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

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