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Historical Events In 1776

Sunday, 23 February 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   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   In the year 1776 great fire in NY  

Sep 22   On this day in history 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   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   In the year 1776 crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.  

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

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   In the year 1776 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   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   In the year 1776 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   Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ in the year 1776.  

Nov 01   On this day in history mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California  

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

Nov 14   In the year 1776 henri Dutrochet, discovered & named process of osmosis  

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   Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ on this day in history.  

Nov 22   Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75 in the year 1776.  

Nov 26   Dov Baer of Mezhirech, hassidic rabbi, dies on this day in history.  

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 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   On this day in history birth of ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel  

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

Feb 11   On this day in history birth of joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31)  

Feb 11   In the year 1776 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   In the year 1776 birth of john Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)  

Mar 10   On this day in history 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   Yeongjo of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1694) died in the year 1776.  

Mar 10   Élie Catherine Fréron, French critic (b. 1719) died on this day in history.  

Mar 24   In the year 1776 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 on this day in history.  

Apr 24   On this day in history carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84  

Apr 29   Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713) died on this day in history.  

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