1775 in History – What happened in year 1775

✅ Published on April 1st, 2009 in 18th Century in History

In history, year 1775 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1775.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1775 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 marchAmerican Revolution: Patrick Henry made his 'Give me liberty, or give me death!' speech to the House of Burgesses of Virginia, urging military action against the British Empire.
18 aprilAmerican Revolutionary War-Colonists Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott began a 'midnight ride' from Boston to Lexington to warn residents about the impending arrival of British troops.
19 aprilThe American Revolutionary War began with the Battles of Lexington and Concord in the British colony of Massachusetts.
10 mayAmerican Revolutionary War-Delegates from the ThirteenColonies met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to convene the SecondContinental Congress, which would serve as the de facto nationalgovernment of the future United States.
11 juneThe Battle of Machias, the first naval engagement of theAmerican Revolutionary War, took place in and around the port of Machiasin what is now eastern Maine.
14 juneThe United States Army was founded as the Continental Army byan act of the Continental Congress.
17 juneAmerican Revolutionary War-British forces took Bunker Hilloutside of Boston, Massachusetts.
11 septemberAmerican Revolutionary War-Benedict Arnold's expeditiondeparted from Cambridge, Massachusetts as part of the invasion ofQuebec.
25 septemberEthan Allen and a small force of American and Quebec militiafailed in their attempt to capture Montreal from British forces.
07 novemberLord Dunmore, the royal governor of the British Colony ofVirginia, signed a proclamation promising freedom for slaves of Patriotsif they joined the British Armed Forces.
10 novemberThe United States Marine Corps was founded as the ContinentalMarines by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress during theAmerican Revolutionary War.
05 decemberAmerican Revolutionary War-Continental Army Colonel Henry Knoxarrived at Fort Ticonderoga in New York to arrange the transport of60 tons of artillery that would be used to strengthen the Siege ofBoston.
09 decemberAmerican Revolutionary War-After their loss in the Battle ofGreat Bridge, British authorities were forced to evacuate from theColony of Virginia.
31 decemberAmerican Revolutionary War-At the Battle of Quebec, British forces repulsed an attack by the Continental Army to capture Quebec City And enlist French Canadian support.
14 JuneThe US Army was established.
22 JulyGeorge Washington commanded the US Army. George Washington was the first President of the United States.
26 OctoberBahadurshah Zafar, the last emperor of the Mughals was born in India.
29 NovemberSir James J invented invisible ink.
22 JanuaryFrench physicist and mathematician André Ampere was born. He created an electronic telegraph and detected the intensity of electric motion and made an instrument to measure it.
09 FebruaryBritain declared its American colony of Massachusetts as a rebel.
19 AprilBeginning of the American Revolution.
11 JanuaryFrancis Salvador became the first Julie elected to office in the US.
09 FebruaryThe British Parliament declared the Massachusetts Colony as a rebel.
19 MarchPoland and Prussia signed trade agreements.
14 AprilThe first genealogical organization was held in Philadelphia, USA.
07 MayThe Turkish state of Bukovina was separated from Austria.
17 JuneIn the Battle of Bunker Hill, the Britis army defeated the Continental Army of Nena America but suffered heavy losses. The Continental Army quickly reorganized itself and the struggle for internal independence continued.
17 JulyFirst military hospital approval received.
22 AugustKing George III declared colonies to join the open rebellion.
25 SeptemberCaptured American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen.

Famous birthdays in the year 1775:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 SeptemberJuan Martín Díez / General / Spain
06 AugustDaniel O'Connell / Politician / Ireland
09 JulyMatthew Lewis / Author / United Kingdom
10 MayAntoine Charles Louis de Lasalle / General / France
10 February Charles Lamb / Poet / United Kingdom
12 JuneKarl Freiherr von Müffling / Field Marshal / Prussia
13 JuneAntoni Radziwiłł / Politician / Lithuania
14 DecemberThomas Cochrane / Politician / Scotland
14 DecemberPhilander Chase / Educator / United States of America
16 DecemberJane Austen / Novelist / United Kingdom
16 DecemberFrançois-Adrien Boieldieu / Painist / France
20 January André-Marie Ampère / Mathematician / France
21 OctoberGiuseppe Baini / Composer / Italy
21 MayLucien Bonaparte / Politician / France
21 AprilAlexander Anderson / Illustrator / United States of America
26 AugustWilliam Joseph Behr / Academic / Germany
27 January Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling / Philosopher / Germany
28 DecemberJean-Gabriel Eynard / Banker / Switzerland
30 January Walter Savage Landor / Poet / United Kingdom
31 AugustAgnes Bulmer / Poet / United Kingdom

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1775:

YearName / Profession / Country
24 March Muthuswami Dikshitar / Poet / India
24 OctoberBahadur Shah Zafar / Freedom Fighter / India
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