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Historical Events In 1776

Monday, 10 May 2021

Dec 08   In the year 1776 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" on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1776.  

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

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

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

Dec 26   On this day in history battle of Trenton-major British defeat  

Dec 26   Johann Gottlieb Rall, Hessian colonel/mercenary, dies in battle in the year 1776.  

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 on this day in history.  

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.  

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.  

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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   In the year 1776 birth of joannis Capodistrias, Greek governor of Troezen (1827-31)  

Feb 11   Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831) was born in the year 1776.  

Feb 18   John Parry, composer was born in the year 1776.  

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 on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history death of samuel Ward, American politician (b. 1725)  

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

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