Historical Events in July 1775

  • 3rd Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
  • 5th US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
  • 6th Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms," listing grievances but denying intent to be independent
  • 10th Horatio Gates issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army
  • 17th 1st military hospital approved

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22nd George Washington takes command of the Continental Army

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

AgreementMagna Carta

25th Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta

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26th United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 30th Captain Cook with Resolution returns to England