Historical Events for Year 1775

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Jan 11th - Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)
Jan 17th - 9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol
Jan 17th - R B Sheridan's "Rivals," premieres in London
Jan 22nd - Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland
Jan 25th - Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)
Feb 8th - Leidse U 400th anniversary dinner
Feb 9th - English Parliament declares Mass colony is in rebellion
Feb 15th - Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI
Feb 22nd - 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents
Feb 22nd - Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland
Mar 6th - 1st Negro Mason in north America initiated, Boston
Mar 19th - 4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)
Mar 19th - Poland & Prussia sign trade agreement
Mar 22nd - Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the Westminster Parliament
Mar 23rd - Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death" in speech in favour of Virginian troops joining US Revolutionary war
Apr 11th - The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.
Apr 14th - 1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila
American Patriot Paul RevereAmerican Patriot Paul Revere Apr 18th - Paul Revere & William Dawes ride from Charleston to Lexington warning the "regulars are coming!"
Apr 19th - Minutemen Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon
Apr 19th - American Revolution begins - Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"
Apr 20th - British begin siege of Boston
Apr 23rd - Opera "Il RĂ© Pastore" is produced (Salzburg)
May 7th - Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria
May 10th - 2nd Continental Congress convenes in Pa issues paper currency for 1st time
May 10th - 2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington May 10th - Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution
May 17th - American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.
May 20th - Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence from Britain
Jun 12th - 1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)
Jun 14th - US Army founded
Jun 15th - George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army
Jun 17th - Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill)
Jun 22nd - 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
Jun 23rd - 1st regatta held on Thames, England
Jul 3rd - Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass
Jul 5th - US Congress adopts the Olive Branch Petition.
Jul 6th - Congress issues "Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms," listing grievances but denying intent to be independent
Jul 10th - Horatio Gates issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army
Jul 17th - 1st military hospital approved
Jul 22nd - George Washington takes command of US troops
Jul 25th - Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin Jul 26th - United States Post Office (U.S.P.O.) created in Philadelphia under Benjamin Franklin
Jul 30th - Captain Cook with Resolution returns to England
Aug 5th - 1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay
Aug 22nd - King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion
Sep 13th - Gotthold Lessing's "Die Juden," premieres in Frankfurt-am-Main
Sep 25th - American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
Oct 8th - Officers decide to bar slaves & free blacks from Continental Army
Oct 12th - US Navy forms
Oct 13th - Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet
American Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan AllenAmerican Revolutionary War Patriot Ethan Allen Oct 16th - Portland, Maine burned by British
Oct 18th - African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.
Oct 23rd - Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army
Oct 27th - US Navy forms
Oct 30th - 1st navy in US forms
Nov 7th - Lord Dunmore promises freedom to male slaves who join British army
Nov 10th - Congress forms US Marine Corps
Nov 12th - General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks
Nov 13th - American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal
Nov 14th - -15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces
Poet Phillis WheatleyPoet Phillis Wheatley Nov 28th - 2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy
Nov 29th - Sir James Jay invents invisible ink
Dec 3rd - 1st official US flag raised (Grand Union Flag) aboard naval vessel USS Alfred
Dec 5th - At Fort Ticonderoga, Henry Knox begins his historic transport of artillery to Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dec 22nd - Continental navy organized with 7 ships
Dec 25th - Pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate
Dec 31st - Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold

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