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Historical Events In 1776

Sunday, 27 September 2020

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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

Jan 06   Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel on this day in history.  

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

Jan 10   On this day in history thomas Paine publishes his famous pamphlet, Common Sense.  

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

Jan 24   Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine) in the year 1776.  

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

Feb 08   In the year 1776 wolfgang von Goethes' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg  

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

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) in the year 1776.  

Mar 02   On this day in history americans begin shelling British troops in Boston  

Mar 03   In the year 1776 uS commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas  

Mar 04   In the year 1776 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   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 on this day in history.  

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

Mar 25   In the year 1776 continental Congress authorizes a medal for General George Washington  

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   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 on this day in history.  

Apr 03   On this day in history washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College  

Apr 04   In the year 1776 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   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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1776.  

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   In the year 1776 death of yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694)  

Mar 10   On this day in history death of Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719)  

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

Mar 26   Samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725) died in the year 1776.  

Apr 19   In the year 1776 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   In the year 1776 death of edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)  

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