Historical Events for Year 1777

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Jan 3rd - General George Washington's revolutionary army defeats British forces at Battle of Princeton, NJ
Jan 12th - Mission Santa Clara de Asis founded in Calif
Jan 15th - People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
Jan 16th - Vermont declares independence from NY
Jan 18th - San Jose California, founded
Feb 5th - Georgia becomes 1st US state to abolish both entail & primogeniture
Feb 13th - Marquis de Sade arrested without charge, imprisoned in Vincennes fortress
Feb 16th - Messier adds M53 to his catalog (globular cluster in Coma Berenice)
Feb 21st - British ambassador Joseph Yorke demands dismissal of Governor John de Graaff for saluting US flag
Mar 8th - Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.
Philosopher and Writer Marquis de SadePhilosopher and Writer Marquis de Sade Apr 14th - NY adopts new constitution as an independent state
Apr 16th - Battle of Bennington-New England's Green Mountain Boys rout British
Apr 20th - New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
Apr 26th - Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia
May 1st - RB Sheridan's "School for Scandal" premieres in London
May 12th - 1st ice cream advertisement (Philip Lenzi-NY Gazette)
May 13th - University library at Vienna opens
Jun 13th - Leonard Norcross patents a submarine diving suit
Jun 13th - Marquis de Lafayette lands in US
Jun 14th - Continental Congress adopts Stars & Stripes replacing Grand Union flag
Jul 6th - British Gen Burgoyne captures Fort Ticonderoga from Americans
Jul 7th - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Hubbardton
Jul 8th - Vermont introduces new constitution making it 1st US state to abolish slavery
Jul 31st - Marquis de Lafayette, 19, made major-general of Continental Army
Aug 4th - Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes 1st circus
Aug 16th - Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
Aug 28th - American Revolutionary War - Battle of Cooch's Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.
Sep 3rd - Cooch's Bridge - Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.
Sep 11th - Battle of Brandywine, Pa; Americans lose to British
Sep 19th - Battle of Freeman's Farm (Bemis Heights) or 1st Battle of Saratoga
Sep 20th - Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacked Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims that the British gave no quarter led to the engagement becoming known (from an American perspective) as the "Paoli Massacre."
Sep 25th - British general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
Sep 27th - British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution
Sep 30th - Congress, flees to York Pa, as British forces advance
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington Oct 4th - Battle of Germantown: Gen George Washington's troops attack and are defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania
Oct 7th - Americans beat British in 2nd Battle of Saratoga & Battle of Bemis Heights
Oct 15th - Mjr James Graves Simcoe appointed commandant of Queen's Rangers (Penn)
Oct 17th - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY
Nov 15th - Articles of Confederation adopted by Continental Congress
Dec 2nd - British Gen Howe plots attack on Washington's army for Dec 4
Dec 8th - Captain Cook leaves Society Islands
Dec 17th - France recognizes independence of British colonies in America
Dec 17th - George Washington's army returns to Valley Forge, Pa
Dec 18th - 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender
Dec 19th - Washington settles his troops at Valley Forge, Pa for winter
Captain/Explorer James CookCaptain/Explorer James Cook Dec 24th - Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook

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