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Historical Events for Year 1776 - Our 235th Anniversary!!!

posted 7/3/2011 2:14:08 PM |
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I did add some quips here and there, just for the fun of it-

Jan 1st - Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag
Jan 2nd - 1st revolutionary flag displayed
Jan 2nd - Austria ends interrogation torture
Jan 5th - Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution
Jan 10th - "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, published
Jan 16th - Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
Jan 24th - Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.

Feb 8th - 'Johann Wolfgang von Goethe' "Stella," premieres in Hamburg
Feb 17th - 1st volume of Gibbon's "Decline & Fall of Roman Empire" published

Mar 2nd - Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
Mar 3rd - US Commodre Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas
Mar 4th - The American War of Independence: The Americans capture "Dorchester Heights" dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.
Mar 9th - Publication of the economics book The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith.
Mar 17th - British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
Mar 25th - Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
Mar 28th - Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio (park) of San Francisco.

Apr 1st - Friedrich_Maximilian_Klinger's "Sturm und Drang," premieres in Leipzig- Hmmm... hopefully no relation to the Klinger we know!!
Apr 3rd - Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College
Apr 7th - Captain John Barry and the USS Lexington captures the Edward.
Apr 12th - Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina
Apr 15th - Duchess of Kingston found guilty of bigamy

May 1st - Johann Adam Weishaupt founds secret society of Illuminati
May 2nd - France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
May 4th - Rhode Island declares independence from England
May 12th - Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune, French minister of Finance, resigns

Jun 7th - Richard Bland Lee (VA) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress
Jun 10th - Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence
Jun 11th - Continental Congress create a committee to draft Declaration of Independence
Jun 12th - Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
Jun 23rd - Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to US Congress
Jun 28th - Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack
Jun 29th - Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
Jun 29th - Virginia state constitution adopted & Patrick Henry made governor

Jul 1st - 1st vote on Declaration of Independence
Jul 2nd - NJ gave all adults who could show a net worth of 50 pounds right to vote
Jul 2nd - Continental Congress resolves "these United Colonies are & of right ought to be Free & Independent States"
Jul 4th - Declaration of Independence-US gains independence from Britain
Jul 6th - Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "PA Evening Gazette"
Jul 8th - Col John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Declaration of Independence (Phila) Good grief- a possible distant relative?? Naw... couldn't be
Jul 9th - Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops (NY)
Jul 11th - Captain James Cook begins his third voyage
Jul 12th - Captain James Cook departs with Resolution for 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean

Aug 2nd - Formal signing of Declaration of Independence
Aug 10th - American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
Aug 27th - British defeat Americans in Battle of Long Island
Aug 29th - Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester
Aug 30th - US army evacuates Long Island/falls back to Manhattan, NYC

Sep 6th - Hurricane hits Martinique; 100 French & Dutch ships sinks; 600 die
Sep 6th - 1st (failed) submarine attack (David Bushnell's "Turtle" attacks British sailboat "Eagle" in Bay of NY)
Sep 6th - Hurricane hits Guadeloupe, killing more than 6000.

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Jul 3 @ 2:37PM  
Sep 9th - Continental Congress renames "United Colonies," "US"
Sep 10th - George Washington asks for a spy volunteer, Nathan Hale volunteers
Sep 12th - Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission
Sep 15th - British forces capture Kip's Bay Manhattan during Revolution
Sep 17th - Presidio of SF forms as a Spanish fort
Sep 17th - The Presidio of San Francisco is founded in New Spain.
Sep 21st - 5 days after British take NY, a ¼ of city burns down
Sep 21st - Great fire in NY
Sep 21st - Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested
Sep 24th - 1st St Leger horesrace held at Doncaster
Sep 24th - St Leger horse race run for 1st time

Oct 7th - Crown Prince Paul of Russia (dorky looking dude) marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
Oct 9th - Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
Oct 11th - Brig Gen Arnold's (AKA: Benedict_Arnold Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British
Oct 12th - British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx
Oct 18th - In a NY bar decorated with bird tail, customer orders "cock tail" Heh... 'Cockfail was here!'
Oct 18th - Battle of Pelham: Col. John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx
Oct 26th - Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
Oct 28th - Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ

Nov 1st - Mission San Juan Capistrano founded in California
Nov 16th - 1st gun salute - for US Andrea Doria at Ft St Eustatius
Nov 16th - British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution
Nov 18th - Hessians capture Ft Lee, NJ
Nov 30th - Captain Cook begins 3rd & last trip to Pacific (South Sea)

Dec 5th - 1st US fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa (William & Mary College), forms
Dec 8th - George Washington's retreating army crosses Delaware River from NJ
Dec 19th - Thomas Paine published his 1st "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls"
Dec 23rd - Continental Congress negotiates a war loan of $181,500 from France
Dec 23rd - Thomas Paine writes "These are the times that try men's souls"
Dec 25th - Washington crosses Delaware & surprises & defeats 1,400 Hessians
Dec 26th - Battle of Trenton-major British defeat
Dec 26th - George Washington defeats Hessians at Trenton
Dec 31st - Rhode Island establishes wage & price controls to curb inflation: Limit is 70 cents a day for carpenters, 42 cents for tailors!

Monday is a day of BBQs with friends and relatives but please remember our veterans, men and women who gave their lives and are serving our country today keeping our country and us free!!


Jul 3 @ 5:14PM  
Holy Shit !!!

Jul 3 @ 6:26PM  
Been busy haven't ya?

Jul 4 @ 1:04AM  

Very nice post Sir


Monday is a day of BBQs with friends and relatives but please remember our veterans, men and women who gave their lives and are serving our country today keeping our country and us free!!

And thank you very much for that, Definately worth a kudo.

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