Historical Events in December 1777

  • Dec 2 British General Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4

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Dec 8 Captain James Cook leaves Society Islands

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • Dec 17 France recognizes independence of British colonies in America
  • Dec 17 George Washington's army returns to Valley Forge, Pa
  • Dec 18 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender
  • Dec 19 Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge, Pa for winter
  • Dec 24 Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook