On This Day

What Happened on September 5, 1774

Historical Events

  • The 1st Continental Congress, a meeting of delegates from 12 of the 13 British colonies that later became the United States, convenes at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia
  • Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • With the meeting of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia becomes the 1st capital of United States
1774 Highlights

About September 5, 1774

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 245 years, 10 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo