On This Day

May 10, 1775 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • American Revolution: Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga, New York
  • Second Continental Congress convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and issues paper currency for 1st time

Appointment of Interest

Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia names George Washington Supreme Commander

Birthdays in History

  • Robert Gray, Sea Captain (d. 1806)

Deaths in History

  • Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, dies at 23
1775 in History