On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1775

Historical Events

Historic Event

Second Continental Congress drafts the Olive Branch Petition to King George III

Famous Birthdays

  • William Crotch, English composer, born in Norwich, Norfolk, England (d. 1847)
1775 Highlights

About July 5, 1775

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 246 years, 5 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer