On This Day

Historical Events in July 1775

  • Jul 3 George Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Jul 5 Second Continental Congress drafts the Olive Branch Petition to King George III

Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms

Jul 6 Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms", listing grievances but denying intent to be independent

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Jul 10 Horatio Gates issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army

  • Jul 17 1st military hospital approved

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Jul 26 US Continental Congress creates United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin

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Jul 30 Captain James Cook with Resolution returns to England