On This Day

What Happened in 1774

Historical Events

  • Sep 5 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 14 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
  • Dec 14 First incident of American Revolution - 400 New Hampshire militiamen successfully attack Fort William and Mary
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1774 in Music

  • Apr 19 CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" premieres in Paris

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Famous People Who Died in 1774

  • Jan 21 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1717). Reigns 1757 to 1774. Dies at 56
  • Jan 30 František Tůma, Czech composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 30 Jean-Pierre Guignon [Giovanni Pietro Ghignone], Italian-French violinist and composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 4 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • Feb 10 Florian Leopold Gassmann, Bohemian composer, dies at 44

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