On This Day

What Happened on October 18, 1776

Historical Events

  • Battle of Pelham: Colonel John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx
  • In a bar decorated with bird tail in Elmsford, New York, a customer requests a glassful of “those cock tails” from bartender Betsy Flanagan

Historic Event

Tadeusz Kościuszko receives a commission from US Congress as a colonel of engineers in the Continental Army

Military Leader and Statesman Tadeusz Kościuszko
Military Leader and Statesman
Tadeusz Kościuszko

1776 Highlights

About October 18, 1776

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 245 years and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Libra