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Historical Events In 1776

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Dec 08   On this day in history george Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ  

Dec 19   Thomas Paine published his 1st "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls" in the year 1776.  

Dec 19   On this day in history thomas Paine publishes his first "American Crisis" essay  

Dec 23   On this day in history continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France  

Dec 23   In the year 1776 thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls"  

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

Dec 25   In the year 1776 washington crosses Delaware and surprises and defeats 1,400 Hessians  

Dec 26   Battle of Trenton-major British defeat on this day in history.  

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

Dec 29   Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric on this day in history.  

Dec 31   Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors in the year 1776.  

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  

Dec 31   Rhode Island establishes wage and price controls to curb inflation: Limit is $0.70 a day for carpenters, $0.42 for tailors in the year 1776.  

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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   In the year 1776 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   In the year 1776 birth of vincenzo Lavigna, composer  

Feb 23   John Walter II, London, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47) was born on this day in history.  

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   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   Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theroist/composer, dies at 67 on this day in history.  

Apr 24   Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84 in the year 1776.  

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

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