December 1775 in History

Events in History

  • Dec 3 First official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred
  • Dec 5 At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Dec 22 Continental navy organized with 7 ships
  • Dec 25 Pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate
  • Dec 31 Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 14 Philander Chase, American founder of Kenyon College (d. 1852)
  • Dec 14 Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, British admiral (d. 1860)

Person of interestJane Austen

Dec 16 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), born in Steventon, England (d. 1817)

Novelist Jane Austen
Jane Austen

Deaths in History

  • Dec 7 Charles Saunders, British admiral
  • Dec 28 Peter A van de Parra, gov-gen of (Neth Indies), dies at 61
  • Dec 31 Richard Montgomery, General in Continental Army during American Revolutionary War, dies in attack on Quebec