On This Day

Historical Events in January 1777

Victory in Battle

Jan 3 General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, New Jersey

  • Jan 12 Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in California
  • Jan 15 People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
  • Jan 16 Vermont declares independence from New York
  • Jan 18 San Jose in California founded
  • Jan 25 Americans drag cannon up hill of Kingsbridge Road to fight British, prompting a name change to Gun Hill Road (Bronx, New York)

Historic Event

Jan 26 Captain James Cook stops in Van Diemen's Land (now Tasmania) with Resolution, for supplies, on his 3rd trip to Pacific Ocean