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Notable Historical Events - 1775

1775George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army

1775African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.

1775George Washington takes command of US troops

1775Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"

1775United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin

1775American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

17752nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander

1775John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress

1775 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 11
Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC) 
Jan 17
9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol 
Jan 17
R B Sheridan's "Rivals," premieres in London 
Jan 22
Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland 
Jan 25
Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx) 
Feb 8
Leidse U 400th anniversary dinner 
Feb 9
English Parliament declares Mass colony is in rebellion 
Feb 15
Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI 
Feb 22
1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents 
Feb 22
Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland 
Mar 6
1st Negro Mason in north America initiated, Boston 
Mar 19
4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy) 
Mar 19
Poland & Prussia sign trade agreement 
Mar 22
Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the Westminster Parliament 
Mar 23
Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death" in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war 
Apr 11
The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place. 
Apr 14
1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila 
Apr 18
Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!" 
Apr 19
Minutemen Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon 
Apr 19
American Revolution begins - Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world" 
Apr 20
British begin siege of Boston 
Apr 23
Opera "Il Ré Pastore" is produced (Salzburg) 
May 7
Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria 
May 10
2nd Continental Congress convenes in Pa issues paper currency for 1st time 
May 10
2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander 
May 10
Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution 
May 17
American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada. 
May 20
Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence from Britain 
May 24
John Hancock is unanimously elected President of the Continental Congress 
Jun 12
1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br) 
Jun 14
US Army founded 
Jun 15
George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army 
Jun 17
Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill) 
Jun 22
1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000) 
Jun 23
1st regatta held on Thames, England 
Jul 3
Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass 
Jul 5
US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition. 
Jul 6
Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms," listing grievances but denying intent to be independent 
Jul 10
Horatio Gates issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army 
Jul 17
1st military hospital approved 
Jul 22
George Washington takes command of US troops 
Jul 25
Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta 
Jul 26
United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin 
Jul 30
Captain Cook with Resolution returns to England 
Aug 5
1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay 
Aug 22
King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion 
Sep 13
Gotthold Lessing's "Die Juden," premieres in Frankfurt-am-Main 
Sep 25
American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured 
Oct 8
Officers decide to bar slaves & free blacks from Continental Army 
Oct 12
US Navy forms 
Oct 13
Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet 
Oct 16
Portland, Maine burned by British 
Oct 18
African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery. 
Oct 23
Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army 
Oct 27
US Navy forms 
Nov 7
Lord Dunmore promises freedom to male slaves who join British army 
Nov 10
Congress forms US Marine Corps 
Nov 11
Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war 
Nov 12
General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks 
Nov 13
American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal 
Nov 14
-15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces 
Nov 28
2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy 
Nov 29
Sir James Jay invents invisible ink 
Dec 3
1st official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred 
Dec 5
At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
Dec 22
Continental navy organized with 7 ships 
Dec 25
Pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate 
Dec 31
Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold 
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