What Happened in 1777

Significant Events

  • Jan 3 General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ
  • Jul 8 Vermont introduces new constitution making it the 1st US state to abolish slavery
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US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes flag, designed by Francis Hopkinson, replacing the Grand Union flag

On June 14, 1777


World Leaders in 1777

Famous People in 1777

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Emanuele Barbella, composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 10 Spranger Barry, Irish Shakespearean actor, dies at 57
  • Jan 12 Hugh Mercer, Scottish military officer (fought in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War), dies of his wounds at the Battle of Princeton at 50
  • Feb 9 Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (b. 1706)
  • Feb 24 King Joseph I of Portugal (b. 1714)
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