Events in year of 1775

  • 01-11Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
  • 01-179 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol
  • 01-22Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland
  • 01-25Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)
  • 02-08Leidse U 400th anniversary dinner
  • 02-09English Parliament declares Mass colony is in rebellion
  • 02-15Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI
  • 02-22Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland
  • 03-061st Negro Mason in US initiated, Boston
  • 03-194 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)
  • 03-19Poland and Prussia sign trade agreement
  • 03-22Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the English parliament
  • 03-23Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death"
  • 04-141st abolitionist society in US organizes in Philadelphia
  • 04-18Paul Revere and William Dawes warn "British are coming!"
  • 04-18Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington
  • 04-19Minutemen Captain John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon
  • 04-19Revolution begins-Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"
  • 04-20British begin siege of Boston
  • 05-07Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria
  • 05-102nd Cont Congress convenes in Pa issues paper currency for 1st time
  • 05-102nd Continental Congress names George Washington, Supreme Commander
  • 05-10Green Mountain Boys capture Ft Ticonderoga NY - American Revolution
  • 05-20Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain
  • 06-07United Colonies change name to United States
  • 06-121st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)
  • 06-14US Army founded
  • 06-15George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army
  • 06-16Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress
  • 06-221st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)

People born in year of 1775

  • 01-21Manuel Garcia: Composer
  • 01-27Friedrich von Schelling: Germany -- Philosopher (Views on Christianity)
  • 01-28Peter the Great: Russia
  • 01-30Walter Savage Landor: Warwick, England -- Critic / writer (Imaginary Conversation)
  • 02-05Margaretha J de Neufville: Author (Small Pligten)
  • 02-09Farkas / Wolfgang Bolyai: Hungary -- Mathematician (parallel axiom)
  • 02-10Charles Lamb: London, England -- Critic / poet / essayist
  • 02-12Louise Catherine Johnson Adams: 1st lady (1825-1829)
  • 02-18Thomas Girtin: London, England -- Artist / watercolorist
  • 04-07Francis C Lowell: Founded 1st raw cotton-to-cloth textile mill
  • 04-11Charles-Francois Dumonchau: Composer
  • 04-21Alexander Anderson: United States -- Engraver / illustrator (Shakespeare)
  • 04-22Georg Hermes: German philosopher / theologist (Hermenianen)
  • 04-23Joseph Mallord Turner: England, United Kingdom -- Landscape painter (Shipwreck)
  • 05-01Jacob-Joseph-Balthasar Martinn: Composer
  • 05-21Lucien Bonaparte: Prince of Canino / Musignano
  • 06-13Antoni Henryk Radziwill: Composer
  • 07-05William Crotch: Composer
  • 07-17August Harder: Composer
  • 07-25Anna Symmes Harrison: Ohio, United States -- 9th 1st lady (1841)
  • 08-02Jose Angel Lamas: Composer
  • 08-17Philippe Libon: Composer
  • 08-25Charlotte J T: Infant of Portugal (Court in Rio de Janeiro)
  • 08-28Sophie Gail: Composer
  • 08-31Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa: Composer
  • 10-15Bernhard Henrik Crusell: Composer
  • 10-21Guiseppi Baini: Composer
  • 10-27Traugott Maximilian Eberwein: Composer
  • 11-15Georges-Julien Sieber: Composer
  • 11-27Joachim G le Sage ten Broek: Dutch notary / Catholic foreman / publicist

People died in year of 1775

  • 01-08John Baskerville: English printer / type designer, dies at 68
  • 01-10Jemeljan Pugatshov: Russian kosak leader / "Czar Peter III"
  • 01-11Yemelyan Pugachov: Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia
  • 01-15Giovanni Battista Sammartini: Composer
  • 06-11Egidio Romoaldo Duni: Italian composer, dies at 67
  • 08-06Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber: Composer, dies at 72
  • 09-07Johann Georg Holzbogen: Composer, dies at 48
  • 09-18Andrew Foulis: Bookseller / printer
  • 10-14Johann Jacob Rowalt: Composer, dies at 57
  • 11-16Marian Paradeiser: Composer, dies at 28
  • 11-29Lorenzo Somis: Composer, dies at 87
  • 12-28Peter A van de Parra: Governor-General of (Netherlands Indies), dies at 61
  • 12-31Richard Montgomery: General, dies fighting British

Events in year of 1776

  • 01-01Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag
  • 01-021st revolutionary flag displayed
  • 01-02Austria ends interregation torture
  • 01-05Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution
  • 01-10"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine, published
  • 01-16Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
  • 03-02Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
  • 03-03US commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau Bahamas
  • 03-17British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
  • 03-25Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington
  • 04-03Washington receives honorary Ll.D. degree from Harvard College
  • 04-12Halifax resolution for independence adopted by North Carolina
  • 04-15Duchess of Kingston found guilty of bigamy
  • 05-01Adam Weishaupt founds secret society of Illuminati
  • 05-02France and Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels
  • 05-04Rhode Island declares independence from England
  • 05-12Turgot, French Minister of Finance, resigns
  • 06-07Richard Lee (VA) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress
  • 06-10Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence
  • 06-11Continental Congress create a committee to draft Declaration of Independence
  • 06-12Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
  • 06-23Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to US Congress
  • 06-28Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack
  • 06-29Va state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made Governor
  • 07-011st vote on Declaration of Independence
  • 07-02Continental Congress resolves "these United Colonies are & of right ought to be Free & Independent States"
  • 07-04Declaration of Independence-US gains independence from Britain
  • 07-06Dec of Ind announced on front page of "PA Evening Gazette"
  • 07-08Colonel John Nixon gave 1st public reading of Declaration of Independence (Philadelphia)
  • 07-12Captain Cook departs with Resolution for 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean

People born in year of 1776

  • 01-06Ferdinand von Schill: Prussian officer / rebel
  • 01-24Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann: German writer / judge / composer (Undine)
  • 02-11Joannis Capodistrias: Greek Governor of Troezen (1827-31)
  • 02-18John Parry: Composer
  • 02-21Vincenzo Lavigna: Composer
  • 02-23John Walter II: London, England -- Chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47)
  • 03-10Luise: Queen of Prussia / Wife of Frederik Willem III
  • 03-16Johan G Verstolk van Soelen: Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 04-08Thaddaus Weigl: Composer
  • 04-26Joan M Kemper: Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)
  • 05-04Johann Friedrich Herbart: Germany -- Philosopher / psychologist
  • 05-10George Thomas Smart: Composer
  • 05-12Juan Bros y Bertomel: Composer
  • 05-13Charles Ots: Composer
  • 05-13Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa: Composer
  • 06-01John George Schetky: Composer
  • 06-11John Constable: England, United Kingdom -- Landscape painter (Hay Wain)
  • 08-04Wenzel Sedlak: Composer
  • 08-15Gottlieb Schick: German painter (Apollo under the Hirten)
  • 08-15Ignaz Xaver von Seyfried: Composer
  • 08-16Philipp Jakob Riotte: Composer
  • 09-27Maria E J Versfelt: Actress / mistress (General Moreau & Marshal Ney)
  • 11-14Henri Dutrochet: Discovered and named process of osmosis
  • 12-06Paul Friedrich Struck: Composer
  • 12-29Charles Macintosh: Scotland, United Kingdom -- Patented waterproof fabric

People died in year of 1776

  • 04-19Jacob Israel Emden [Jacob ben Tswi]: German rabbi, dies at 78
  • 04-22Johann Adolph Scheibe: German music theroist / composer, dies at 67
  • 04-24Carolus van de Abeele: Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84
  • 04-24Giuseppi Paolucci: Composer, dies at 49
  • 05-13Anton de Haen: Medical Ratio medendi, dies at 71
  • 07-01Francis Salvador: 1st Jew to die in American Revolutionary War
  • 09-22Nathan Hale: US captain / patriot / spy, hanged by British at 21
  • 11-22Johann Caspar Simon: Composer, dies at 75
  • 11-26Dov Baer of Mezhirech: Hassidic rabbi
  • 12-26Johann Gottlieb Rall: Hessian Colonel / mercenary, dies in battle