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Historical Events In 1776

Sunday, 28 February 2021

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

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   On this day in history austria ends interrogation torture  

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

Jan 05   Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

Jan 10   Thomas Paine publishes his famous pamphlet, Common Sense in the year 1776.  

Jan 16   Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks on this day in history.  

Jan 24   In the year 1776 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   In the year 1776 wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg  

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 in the year 1776.  

Feb 18   In the year 1776 john Parry, composer  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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 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   In the year 1776 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 on this day in history.  

Apr 04   On this day in history continental Navy frigate Columbus captures HM Tender Hawke, first American capture of British armed vessel  

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

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   John Parry, composer was born in the year 1776.  

Feb 21   Vincenzo Lavigna, composer was born in the year 1776.  

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   Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694) died on this day in history.  

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

Mar 24   John Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693) died on this day in history.  

Mar 26   Samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725) died on this day in history.  

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

Apr 22   On this day in history johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer, dies at 67  

Apr 24   On this day in history carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84  

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

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