Historical Events in March 1776

  • Mar 2 Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston
  • Mar 3 American commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau, Bahamas
  • Mar 4 The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Mar 9 Publication of the influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations" by Adam Smith

Economist and Philosopher Adam Smith
Economist and Philosopher
Adam Smith
  • Mar 17 British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War

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Mar 25 Continental Congress authorized a medal for George Washington

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington
  • Mar 28 Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.