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What Happened in 1777

Important Events in 1777

  • Jan 3 General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, New Jersey
  • Jul 8 Vermont introduces new constitution making it the 1st US state to abolish slavery

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Did You Know?

Flag of the United States flown in battle for the 1st time at Cooch's Bridge, Delaware, a skirmish during American Revolutionary War

On September 3, 1777


Famous People in 1777

World Leaders in 1777

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Famous People Who Died in 1777

  • Jan 1 Emanuele Barbella, Neapolitan composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 10 Spranger Barry, Irish Shakespearean actor, dies at 57
  • Jan 12 Hugh Mercer, Scottish military officer (fought in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War), dies of his wounds at the Battle of Princeton at 50
  • Feb 9 Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (b. 1706)
  • Feb 24 Joseph, King of Portugal (1750-77), dies at 62

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