Historical Events in August 1776

AgreementUnited States Declaration of Independence

Aug 2 Formal signing of the US Declaration of Independence by 56 people (date most accepted by modern historians)

  • Aug 10 American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.
  • Aug 27 British defeat Americans in Battle of Long Island
  • Aug 29 Americans withdraw from Manhattan to Westchester
  • Aug 30 Continental Army evacuates Long Island and falls back to Manhattan, NYC