On This Day

Historical Events in March 1776

  • Mar 2 American troops begin shelling the British in Boston
  • Mar 3 American commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau, Bahamas
  • Mar 4 American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts

Historic Publication

Mar 9 Adam Smith publishes the influential economics book "The Wealth of Nations"

  • Mar 17 British forces evacuate Boston to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War

Historic Event

Mar 25 Continental Congress authorizes a medal for George Washington

  • Mar 28 Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco