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Historical Events In 1776

Thursday, 02 April 2020

Sep 12   In the year 1776 nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission  

Sep 15   In the year 1776 british forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during Revolution  

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

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

Sep 21   On this day in history 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down  

Sep 21   Great fire in NY in the year 1776.  

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

Sep 22   In the year 1776 nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by British at 21  

Sep 24   1st St Leger horesrace held at Doncaster in the year 1776.  

Sep 27   On this day in history maria E J Versfelt, actress/mistress (General Moreau & Marshal Ney)  

Oct 07   Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg in the year 1776.  

Oct 09   On this day in history mission Dolores founded by SF Bay  

Oct 09   Spanish missionaries first settle in what is now San Francisco, California in the year 1776.  

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

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

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

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

Oct 27   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 in the year 1776.  

Oct 28   In the year 1776 battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ  

Nov 01   In the year 1776 mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California  

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

Nov 14   Henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis in the year 1776.  

Nov 16   In the year 1776 1st gun salute  

Nov 16   Hessians capture Fort Washington, Manhattan in the year 1776.  

Nov 18   On this day in history 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 in the year 1776.  

Nov 26   Dov Baer of Mezhirech, hassidic rabbi, dies in the year 1776.  

Nov 30   In the year 1776 capt Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)  

Dec 05   1st US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William & Mary College), forms in the year 1776.  

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   Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel was born on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine) was born on this day in history.  

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

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   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   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   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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1776 jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78  

Apr 22   Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer, dies at 67 in the year 1776.  

Apr 24   Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84 in the year 1776.  

Apr 29   In the year 1776 death of edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)  

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