Today in History for October 1776
Events 1 - 7 of 7
9th - Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
11th - Brig Gen Arnold's Lake Champlain fleet defeated by British
12th - British Brigade begins guarding Throgg Necks Road in Bronx
18th - In a NY bar decorated with bird tail, customer orders "cock tail"
18th - Battle of Pelham: Col John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in Bronx
26th - Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.
28th - Battle of White Plains; Washington retreats to NJ
Weddings 1 - 1 of 1
7th - Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.
Deaths 1 - 1 of 1
17th - Pierre François le Courayer, French theologian (b. 1681)