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1776 in the United States

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Events from the year 1776 in the United States. This year is celebrated in the United States as the official beginning of its nationhood, with the Declaration of Independence issued on July 4.

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Contents

Incumbents

Events

January

February

  • February 27 – American Revolution: Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge: North Carolina Loyalists charge across Moore's Creek bridge near Wilmington to attack what they mistakenly believe to be a small force of rebels. Several loyalist leaders are killed in the ensuing battle. The patriot victory virtually ends all British authority in the town.

March

April

May

June

June 28: The United States Declaration of Independence is presented to the Congress
June 28: The United States Declaration of Independence is presented to the Congress

July

  • July 2 – American Revolution: The final (despite minor revisions) U.S. Declaration of Independence is written. The Continental Congress passes the Lee Resolution.
  • July 3 – American Revolution: British troops first land on Staten Island, which will become the longest occupied land for the duration of the conflict.
  • July 4 – American Revolution: United States Declaration of Independence. The United States officially declares independence from the British Empire.
  • July 8 – American Revolution: The Liberty Bell rings for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
  • July 9 – American Revolution: An angry mob in New York City topples the equestrian statue of George III in Bowling Green.
  • July 29 – Francisco Silvestre Vélez de Escalante, Francisco Atanasio Domínguez, and eight other Spaniards set out from Santa Fe on an eighteen-hundred mile trek through the American Southwest. They are the first Europeans to explore the vast region between the Rockies and the Sierras.[2]

August

September

  • September 1 – Invasion of Cherokee Nation by 6,000 patriot troops from Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina begins. The troops destroy thirty-six Cherokee towns.[3]
  • September 7 – American Revolution: World's first submarine attack. American submersible craft Turtle attempts to attach a time bomb to the hull of British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship HMS Eagle in New York Harbor.
  • September 11 – American Revolution: The British and Americans meet at the Staten Island Peace Conference seeking to end the revolution. The meeting is brief and unsuccessful.
  • September 15 – American Revolution: British land on Manhattan at Kip's Bay.
  • September 16 – American Revolution: Battle of Harlem Heights is fought, and won, making it Washington's first battle field victory.
  • September 22 – American Revolution: Nathan Hale executed in New York City for espionage.

October

November

December

Ongoing

Births

January–June

July–December

Deaths

See also

References

  1. ^ "Timeline of the American Revolutionary War". Independence Hall. Archived from the original on May 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-01.
  2. ^ Saunt, Claudio (2014). West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, p. 95. W. W. Norton & Company, New York. ISBN 9780393240207.
  3. ^ Saunt, Claudio (2014). West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, p. 27. W. W. Norton & Company, New York. ISBN 9780393240207.

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