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Historical Events In 1776

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Sep 12   Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission in the year 1776.  

Sep 15   On this day in history british forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during Revolution  

Sep 15   British forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during the Revolution in the year 1776.  

Sep 17   Presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort on this day in history.  

Sep 21   In the year 1776 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down  

Sep 21   On this day in history great fire in NY  

Sep 22   In the year 1776 american patriot, captain Nathan Hale executed for spying  

Sep 22   On this day in history nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by British at 21  

Sep 24   1st St Leger horesrace held at Doncaster on this day in history.  

Sep 27   In the year 1776 maria E J Versfelt, actress/mistress (General Moreau & Marshal Ney)  

Oct 07   Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg on this day in history.  

Oct 09   Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay on this day in history.  

Oct 09   Spanish missionaries first settle in what is now San Francisco, California on this day in history.  

Oct 11   On this day in history battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, New York. Although defeated, the American flotilla delayed the British advance and caused it to fall back into winter quarters.  

Oct 11   Brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British in the year 1776.  

Oct 12   British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx in the year 1776.  

Oct 12   On this day in history british Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in the Bronx  

Oct 18   In a NY bar decorated with bird tail, customer orders "cock tail" in the year 1776.  

Oct 26   Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution in the year 1776.  

Oct 27   On this day in history a Danish fort in the Virgin Islands becomes the first foreign nation to salute the U.S. flag when it recognizes a U.S. schooner.  

Oct 28   Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ in the year 1776.  

Nov 01   On this day in history mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California  

Nov 01   On this day in history san Juan Capistrano Mission founded in California  

Nov 14   On this day in history henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis  

Nov 16   In the year 1776 1st gun salute  

Nov 16   On this day in history hessians capture Fort Washington, Manhattan  

Nov 18   In the year 1776 hessians capture Fort Lee, NJ  

Nov 18   On this day in history hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ  

Nov 22   Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

Nov 26   On this day in history dov Baer of Mezhirech, hassidic rabbi, dies  

Nov 30   Capt Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea) on this day in history.  

Dec 05   On this day in history 1st US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William & Mary College), forms  

Dec 05   On this day in history phi Beta Kappa, first American scholastic fraternity, founded  

Dec 06   Paul Friedrich Struck, composer on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1776

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 06   In the year 1776 birth of ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel  

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

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

Feb 21   On this day in history birth of vincenzo Lavigna, composer  

Feb 23   John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) was born in the year 1776.  

Mar 10   On this day in history 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   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   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   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 on this day in history.  

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