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Historical Events In 1776

Saturday, 28 November 2020

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

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

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

Sep 17   On this day in history presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort  

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

Sep 21   In the year 1776 great fire in NY  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Oct 07   In the year 1776 crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.  

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 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

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   On this day in history battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ  

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

Nov 01   In the year 1776 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 on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

Dec 05   Phi Beta Kappa, first American scholastic fraternity, founded on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1776 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   Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831) was born on this day in history.  

Feb 18   John Parry, composer was born on this day in history.  

Feb 21   Vincenzo Lavigna, composer was born in the year 1776.  

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

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

Apr 19   Jacob Israel Emden, [Jacob ben Tswi], German rabbi, dies at 78 in the year 1776.  

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

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