On This Day

What Happened in 1776

Important Events in 1776

  • 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"

More Historical Events

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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 People in 1776

World Leaders in 1776

Famous Weddings in 1776

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