Historical Events in July 1775

  • Jul 3 Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
  • Jul 5 Second Continental Congress drafts the Olive Branch Petition to King George III.
  • 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

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Jul 22 George Washington takes command of the Continental Army

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

AgreementMagna Carta

Jul 25 Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta

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Jul 26 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
  • Jul 30 Captain Cook with Resolution returns to England