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Historical Events In 1776

Thursday, 26 May 2022

Sep 12   On this day in history 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   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   5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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   Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay in the year 1776.  

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

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   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 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   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 on this day in history.  

Oct 28   Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ on this day in history.  

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

Nov 01   In the year 1776 san Juan Capistrano Mission founded in California  

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

Nov 16   1st gun salute in the year 1776.  

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

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

Nov 30   On this day in history capt Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)  

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

Dec 05   In the year 1776 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   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 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 on this day in history.  

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   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   Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694) died in the year 1776.  

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   Samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725) died in the year 1776.  

Apr 19   On this day in history 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   In the year 1776 carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84  

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

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