1775 in History – What happened in year 1775

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.

Know what happened in 1775:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
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.
05 July The Second Continental Congress of Britain's Thirteen Coloniesadopted the Olive Branch Petition in the hopes of avoiding war withGreat Britain.
07 November Lord 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 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.
10 November The United States Marine Corps was founded as the ContinentalMarines by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress during theAmerican Revolutionary War.
23 March American Revolution-Patrick Henry made his 'Give me Liberty, or give me Death!' speech to the Virginia House of Burgesses, urging military action against the British Empire.
25 September Ethan Allen and a small force of American and Quebec militiafailed in their attempt to capture Montreal from British forces.
09 DecemberAmerican Revolutionary War-After their loss in the Battle ofGreat Bridge, British authorities were forced to evacuate from theColony of Virginia.
11 SeptemberAmerican Revolutionary War-Benedict Arnold's expeditiondeparted from Cambridge, Massachusetts as part of the invasion ofQuebec.
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.
19 AprilThe American Revolutionary War began with the Battles ofLexington and Concord in the British colony of Massachusetts.
31 DecemberAmerican Revolutionary War-At the Battle of Quebec, British forces repulsed an attack by the Continental Army to capture Quebec Cityand enlist French Canadian support.
05 DecemberAmerican Revolutionary War-Continental Army Colonel Henry Knoxarrived at Fort Ticonderoga in New York to arrange the transport of 60tons of artillery that would be used to strengthen the Siege of Boston.
08 DecemberAmerican Revolutionary War-After their loss in the Battle of Great Bridge, British authorities were forced to evacuate from the Colony of Virginia.
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 Continental Marines by a resolution of the Second Continental Congress during the American Revolutionary War.
11 SeptemberAmerican Revolutionary War-Benedict Arnold's expedition departed from Cambridge, Massachusetts, as part of the invasion of Quebec.
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.
18 AprilAmerican Revolutionary War-Colonists Paul Revere, William Dawes, and Samuel Prescott began a 'midnight ride' from Boston toLexington to warn residents about the impending arrival of British troops.
23 MarchAmerican Revolution-Patrick Henry made his 'Give me liberty,or give me death!' speech to the House of Burgesses of Virginia, urgingmilitary action against the British Empire.
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.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1775:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 SeptemberJuan Martín Díez / General / Spain
09 February Farkas Bolyai / Academic / Hungary
09 JulyMatthew Lewis / Author / United Kingdom
10 February Charles Lamb / Poet / United Kingdom
10 MayAntoine Charles Louis de Lasalle / General / France
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 DecemberFrançois-Adrien Boieldieu / Painist / France
16 DecemberJane Austen / Novelist / United Kingdom
21 MayLucien Bonaparte / Politician / France
21 OctoberGiuseppe Baini / Composer / Italy
21 AprilAlexander Anderson / Illustrator / United States of America
23 JulyÉtienne-Louis Malus / Mathematician / France
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

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1775:

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

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