< MDCCLXXVI = 1776 >
Events in 1776
|12 January:|| ||The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 11 days.|
|21 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|19 February:|| ||At this Chinese New Year the Ram makes room for the Year of the Monkey.|
|9 March:|| ||The magnum opus of the Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations”, considered the foundation of modern economic theory, is published in London.|
|3 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|7 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|26 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|7 June:|| ||Richard Lee of Virginia introduces a resolution to the Second Continental Congress of the British colonies proposing independence for the American colonies, adopted on 2 July.|
|4 July:|| ||The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.|
|27 Augustus:|| ||The first major fight in the American Revolutionary War following the United States Declaration of Independence is fought by 30000 soldiers on Long Island.|
|17 September:|| ||The Presidio of San Francisco is founded by the Spanish authority in Alta California.|
|23 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|3 October:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1190 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|2 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|21 December:|| ||The English Royal Colony of North Carolina, established in 1729 from the Province of North Carolina founded in 1660, is reorganized into the State of North Carolina.|
|24 December:|| ||Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.|
People in 1776
Voltaire, Daniel Bernoulli, Benjamin Franklin, Leonhard Euler, Carolus Linnaeus, Carlo Goldoni, Ruđer Bošković, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Thomas Chippendale, Adam Smith, John Smeaton, Immanuel Kant, James Cook, Catherine the Great, Josiah Wedgwood, Charles Messier, George Washington, Joseph Haydn, Taksin, James Watt, Rama I, Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Edward Gibbon, John Hancock, William Herschel, Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, Eise Eisinga, Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier, Johann Christian Fabricius, Alessandro Volta, Jacques Charles, Giuseppe Piazzi, Francisco Goya, Jacques-Louis David, Edward Jenner, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, James Madison, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, Louis XVI, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, Marie Antoinette, Ernst Chladni, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gilbert du Motier, William Blake, Maximilien Robespierre, Horatio Nelson, Friedrich Schiller, Robert Burns, Luigi Cherubini, Marie Tussaud, Joseph Niépce, Robert Fulton, Francis II, Muhammad Ali, Napoleon Bonaparte, André-Jacques Garnerin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Richard Trevithick, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Clemens von Metternich, Francis Beaufort and André-Marie Ampère celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1776 was a leap year starting on a Monday, just like 1680, 1720 and 1748 in the century before it and 1816, 1844 and 1872 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1776 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 21 September 2017.