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Historical Events In 1776

Saturday, 21 September 2019

Sep 12   Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Sep 17   In the year 1776 presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort  

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

Sep 21   Great fire in NY on this day in history.  

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   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 in the year 1776.  

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

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

Oct 11   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 on this day in history.  

Oct 11   On this day in history brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British  

Oct 12   British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx on this day in history.  

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" on this day in history.  

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   Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ on this day in history.  

Nov 01   Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California on this day in history.  

Nov 01   San Juan Capistrano Mission founded in California in the year 1776.  

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

Nov 16   1st gun salute on this day in history.  

Nov 16   Hessians capture Fort Washington, Manhattan on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75  

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) in the year 1776.  

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   On this day in history paul Friedrich Struck, composer  

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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 in the year 1776.  

Jan 24   On this day in history birth of ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)  

Feb 11   Joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31) was born in the year 1776.  

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

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 in the year 1776.  

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

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