Year 1774 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 5 Twelve of the thirteen American colonies adopt a trade embargo against Great Britain at the first Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 14 1st Continental Congress makes Declaration of Colonial Rights in Philadelphia
  • Dec 14 First incident of American Revolution - 400 New Hampshire militiamen successfully attack Fort William and Mary
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Historical Marriages

  • Apr 28 Chief Justice John Jay (28) weds Sarah Van Brugh Livingston (17)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1774

  • Jan 21 Mustafa III, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1717). Reigns 1757 to 1774. Dies at 56
  • Feb 4 Charles Marie de La Condamine, French mathematician and geographer (b. 1701)
  • Apr 4 Oliver Goldsmith, Irish novelist and dramatist (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 45
  • Apr 23 Christian Wilhelm Ernst Dietrich, German painter, dies at 61
  • May 4 Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-L√ľneburg, dies at 59

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