1777 in History – What happened in year 1777

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

In history, year 1777 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 1777.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1777 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 januaryAmerican Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Sun Pink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.
12 januaryMission Santa Clara de Asís, a Spanish mission that formed the basis of both the city of Santa Clara, California and Santa Clara University, was established.
15 januaryThe Republic of New Connecticut declared its independence from several jurisdictions and land claims of the British colonies of New Hampshire and New York.
13 aprilAmerican Revolutionary War British and Hessian forces conducted a surprise attack against a Continental Army outpost at Bound Brook, New Jersey.
26 aprilAmerican Revolutionary War Sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington rode forty miles through the night to warn militiamen under the control of her father that British troops were planning to invade Danbury, Connecticut.
27 aprilAmerican Revolutionary War-British Army regulars defeated Patriot militias in the Battle of Ridgefield, galvanizing resistance in the Connecticut Colony.
02 julyVermont became the first American territory to end slavery. Vermont is a New England state in the northeastern part of United States. Its area is covered with 75% of forests. Vermont is the leader in production of maple syrup in the United States.
06 julyAmerican Revolutionary War-American troops at Fort Ticonderogain New York retreated from the advancing British forces, causing anuproar in the American public since the fort was widely believed to bevirtually impregnable.
07 julyAmerican Revolutionary War-British forces caught up withAmerican troops withdrawing from Ticonderoga and captured over 200 men.
31 julyThe Second Continental Congress passed a resolution allowingFrench nobleman Marquis de Lafayette to enter the American revolutionaryforces as a Major General.
06 augustAmerican Revolutionary War-The Battle of Oriskany, one of thebloodiest battles in the North American theater of the war, was foughtabout six miles (10 km) east of Fort Stanwix, New York.
16 augustAmerican Revolutionary War-The Americans, led by General JohnStark, routed British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at theBattle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.
27 septemberAmerican Revolutionary War-Lancaster, Pennsylvania, became thecapital of the United States for one day as members of the ContinentalCongress fled Philadelphia, which had been captured by the British.
06 octoberAmerican Revolutionary War-British forces under the command of General Sir Henry Clinton captured Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery, andthen dismantled the Hudson River Chain.
29 novemberEl Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first civil settlementin the Spanish colony of Alta California, was founded as a farmingcommunity.
24 decemberAn expedition led by English explorer James Cook reaches Christmas Island, the largest coral atoll in the world.
12 MayThe first advertisement for ice cream was released. The ad appeared in the New York Gazette, when confectioner Philip Lenzi announced that ice cream was available almost every day. Records kept by a Chatham Street, New York, businessman state that President George Washington spent about $ 200 for snow
02 JulySlavery was abolished in the city of Vermont, USA.
16 AugustAmerica defeated Britain in the Battle of Bennington.
18 DecemberNational Thanksgiving Day was celebrated for the first time in America.
24 DecemberCaptain James Cook discovered Kirimati Christmas Island).
03 JanuaryGeorge Washington's army defeated the British Army in New Zealand.
12 JanuaryThe mission was founded in Santa Clara de Assis California.
05 FebruaryGeorgia became the first US state to eliminate both migration and birthright.
08 MarchThe regiments of Eggbach and Beirut were sent to the city of Oxenfurt to support Great Britain in an uprising in the American Revolutionary War.
20 AprilNew York adopted the new constitution as an independent state.
12 MayThe first ice cream advertisement shown on television was Philip Lenji-New York Gadget).
14 JuneAmericans adopted their flag at Philadelphia Congress.
08 JulyVermont introduced the new constitution, making it the first American state to abolish slavery.
28 AugustAmerican Revolutionary War: The Battle of Cooch's Bridge took place near Newark, Delaware.

Famous birthdays in the year 1777:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 NovemberFortunat Alojzy Gonzaga Żółkowski / Actor / Poland
03 February John Cheyne / Author / Scotland
04 DecemberJuliette Récamier / Business Woman / France
07 SeptemberHeinrich Stölzel / Composer / Germany
10 March Louis Hersent / Painter / France
12 February Bernard Courtois / Academic / France
12 AprilHenry Clay / Politician / United States of America
12 MayMary Reibey / Business Woman / Australia
12 February Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué / Poet / Germany
14 NovemberNathaniel Claiborne / Politician / United States of America
14 DecemberDu Pre Alexander / Politician / Ireland
14 AugustHans Christian Ørsted / Chemist / Denmark
16 SeptemberNathan Mayer Rothschild / Banker / Germany
17 March Patrick Brontë / Author / United Kingdom
17 March Roger B. Taney / Politician / United States of America
18 OctoberHeinrich von Kleist / Poet / Germany
26 February Matija Nenadović / Historian / Serbia
27 JulyThomas Campbell / Poet / France
29 AugustHyacinth / Religious Leader / Russia
30 AprilCarl Friedrich Gauss / Mathematician / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1777:

YearName / Profession / Country
NA NABabu Kunwar Singh / Freedom Fighter / India
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