On This Day

What Happened in 1776

Historical Events

  • Jan 10 "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine published, advocating American independence
  • Mar 9 Adam Smith publishes the influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations"

Did You Know?

In a bar decorated with bird tail in Elmsford, New York, a customer requests a glassful of “those cock tails” from bartender Betsy Flanagan

On October 18, 1776

Famous Weddings

  • Oct 7 Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.