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Historical Events In 1776

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

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 in the year 1776.  

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

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   Nathan Hale, US captain/patriot/spy, hanged by British at 21 in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

Oct 09   Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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

Oct 12   In the year 1776 british Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx  

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

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

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

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   1st gun salute in the year 1776.  

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

Nov 18   Hessians capture Fort Lee, NJ on this day in history.  

Nov 18   In the year 1776 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   Phi Beta Kappa, first American scholastic fraternity, founded in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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

Feb 11   In the year 1776 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   In the year 1776 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 in the year 1776.  

Famous Deaths In 1776

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Mar 05   On this day in history 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   On this day in history death of samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)  

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   Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84 on this day in history.  

Apr 29   Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713) died in the year 1776.  

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