What Happened in October 1776

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Historical Events

  • Oct 11 Brigadier-General Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British during the Battle of Valcour Island (American Revolutionary War)
  • Oct 12 British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx
  • Oct 18 In a bar decorated with bird tail in Elmsford, New York, a customer requests a glassful of “those cock tails” from bartender Betsy Flanagan
  • Oct 18 Battle of Pelham: Colonel John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Benjamin Franklin departs for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin

BattleBattle of Interest

Oct 28 Battle of White Plains: George Washington retreats to New Jersey

First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington

Famous Weddings

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

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 17 Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681)