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Historical Events In 1776

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Dec 08   In the year 1776 george Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ  

Dec 19   On this day in history thomas Paine published his 1st "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls"  

Dec 19   Thomas Paine publishes his first "American Crisis" essay on this day in history.  

Dec 23   Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France on this day in history.  

Dec 23   Thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls" in the year 1776.  

Dec 25   On this day in history washington crosses Delaware & surprises & defeats 1,400 Hessians  

Dec 25   Washington crosses Delaware and surprises and defeats 1,400 Hessians on this day in history.  

Dec 26   Battle of Trenton-major British defeat in the year 1776.  

Dec 26   In the year 1776 johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian colonel/mercenary, dies in battle  

Dec 29   Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric in the year 1776.  

Dec 31   On this day in history rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors  

Dec 31   Rhode Island establishes wage and price controls to curb inflation Limit is $0.70 a day for carpenters, $0.42 for tailors on this day in history.  

Dec 31   On this day in history rhode Island establishes wage and price controls to curb inflation: Limit is $0.70 a day for carpenters, $0.42 for tailors  

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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   Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine) was born on this day in history.  

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   John Parry, composer was born in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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 in the year 1776.  

Mar 24   On this day in history death of john Harrison, English clockmaker (b. 1693)  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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