On This Day

What Happened on October 26, 1776

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

1776 Highlights

About October 26, 1776

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 243 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Scorpio