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June 1776 in History

Events in History


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Jun 7 Richard Lee (Virginia) moves Declaration of Independence in Continental Congress

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Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
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Jun 11 Continental Congress creates committee to draft a Declaration of Independence with Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston as members

3rd US President Thomas Jefferson
3rd US President
Thomas Jefferson
American Founding Father Robert R. Livingston
American Founding Father
Robert R. Livingston
United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • Jun 12 Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
  • Jun 28 Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress
  • Jun 28 Charleston, South Carolina repulses British sea attack
  • Jun 29 Mission Dolores founded at San Francisco Bay by Lieutenant José Joaquin Moraga and Francisco Palóu

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Jun 29 Virginia state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made governor

American Revolutionary and Founding Father Patrick Henry
American Revolutionary and Founding Father
Patrick Henry

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 11 John Constable, English landscape painter (Hay Wain), born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England (d. 1837)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 10 Leopold Widhalm, Austrian luthier, dies at 53
  • Jun 20 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer, dies at 72
  • Jun 27 Thomas Hickey, plan to hand George Washington to British, executed
  • Jun 28 Thomas Hickey, American sergeant convicted of treason, hanged