1777 in History – What happened in year 1777

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.

Know what happened in 1777:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
06 OctoberAmerican Revolutionary War-British forces under the command ofGeneral Sir Henry Clinton captured Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery, andthen dismantled the Hudson River Chain.
07 July American Revolutionary War-British forces caught up withAmerican troops withdrawing from Ticonderoga and captured over 200 men.
07 OctoberAmerican Revolutionary War-The British suffered a decisivedefeat at the Second Battle of Saratoga, generally regarded as a turningpoint in the war.
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.
22 AugustAmerican Revolutionary War-Benedict Arnold used a devious ruseto convince the British that a much larger force was arriving, causingthem to abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix (reconstructed fort pictured).
31 July The Second Continental Congress passed a resolution allowingFrench nobleman Marquis de Lafayette to enter the American revolutionaryforces as a Major General.
29 NovemberEl Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first civil settlementin the Spanish colony of Alta California, was founded as a farmingcommunity.
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 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.
13 AprilAmerican Revolutionary War-British and Hessian forcesconducted a surprise attack against a Continental Army outpost at BoundBrook, New Jersey.
27 AprilAmerican Revolutionary War-British Army regulars defeatedPatriot militias in the Battle of Ridgefield, galvanizing resistance inthe Connecticut Colony.
02 JanuaryAmerican Revolutionary War-American forces under the commandof George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of theAssunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.
02 January American Revolutionary War-American forces under the commandof George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of theAssunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.
03 SeptemberAmerican Revolutionary War-The British Army and their Hessianallies defeated an American militia in the Battle of Cooch's Bridge.
06 OctoberAmerican Revolutionary War-British forces under the command of General Sir Henry Clinton captured Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery, and then dismantled the Hudson River Chain.
12 January Mission Santa Clara de Asís (pictured), a Spanish mission thatformed the basis of both the city of Santa Clara, California and SantaClara University, was established.
15 January The Republic of New Connecticut declared its independence fromseveral jurisdictions and land claims of the British colonies of NewHampshire and New York.
16 AugustAmerican Revolutionary War-The Americans, led by General JohnStark, routed British and Brunswick troops under Friedrich Baum at the Battle of Bennington in Walloomsac, New York.
24 DecemberAn expedition led by English explorer James Cook reachedChristmas Island (pictured), the largest coral atoll in the world.
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.
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.
31 JulyThe Second Continental Congress passed a resolution allowingFrench nobleman Marquis de Lafayette to enter the American revolutionaryforces as a Major General.
02 JanuaryAmerican Revolutionary War: American forces under the command of George Washington repulsed a British attack at the Battle of the Assunpink Creek near Trenton, New Jersey.
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.


List of 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
10 March Louis Hersent / Painter / France
12 AprilHenry Clay / Politician / United States of America
12 February Bernard Courtois / Academic / France
14 DecemberDu Pre Alexander / Politician / Ireland
14 AugustHans Christian Ørsted / Chemist / Denmark
14 NovemberNathaniel Claiborne / Politician / United States of America
15 JuneDavid Daniel Davis / Academic / United Kingdom
16 SeptemberNathan Mayer Rothschild / Banker / Germany
17 March Roger B. Taney / Politician / United States of America
18 MayJohn George Children / Chemist / United Kingdom
18 OctoberHeinrich von Kleist / Poet / Germany
20 JuneJean-Jacques Lartigue / Bishop / Canada
23 JulyPhilipp Otto Runge / Painter / Germany
24 JuneJohn Ross / Explorer / Scotland
26 February Matija Nenadović / Historian / Serbia
27 JulyThomas Campbell / Poet / France
31 March Charles Cagniard de la Tour / Engineer / France

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1777:

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

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