What Happened in January 1776

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Historical Events


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Jan 1 Gen George Washington hoists Continental Union Flag

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Jan 2 1st revolutionary flag displayed
  • Jan 2 Austria ends interregation torture
  • Jan 5 Assembly of New Hampshire adopts its 1st state constitution

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Jan 10 "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • Jan 16 Continental Congress approves enlistment of free blacks
  • Jan 18 James Wright, Royal Governor of Georgia, is placed under house arrest by Major Joseph Habersham
  • Jan 24 Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the artillery that he has transported from Fort Ticonderoga.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 6 Ferdinand von Schill, Prussian officer/rebel
  • Jan 24 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)