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

Person-of-interestMagna 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