Historical Events in December 1777

  • Dec 2 British General Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4

Historic Event

Dec 8 Captain James Cook leaves Society Islands

  • Dec 16 Articles of Conferation (US 1st constitution) ratified by 1st state Virginia
  • Dec 17 France recognizes independence of British colonies in America
  • Dec 17 George Washington's army returns to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 18 1st US national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating British General Burgoyne's surrender
  • Dec 19 Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania for the winter
  • Dec 24 Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook