What Happened In June 1776 In History

Historical Events for June, 1776

  • 7th » Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. The motion was seconded by John Adams and led to the United States Declaration of Independence.
  • 8th » American Revolutionary War: Battle of Trois-Rivières United States or American attackers are driven back at Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
  • 11th » The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston (chancellor) named Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a United States Declaration of Independence named declarat
  • 12th » The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
  • 15th » Delaware Separation Day: Delaware votes to suspend government under the Kingdom of Great Britain e.g British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.
  • 28th » Thomas Hickey (soldier) named Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.
  • 29th » First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet known as Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey
  • 29th » Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.

Famous Birthdays on June in 1776

  • 11th » John Constable, English painter (d. 1837)

Famous Deaths for June 1776

  • 10th » Hsinbyushin, Burmese king (b. 1736)
  • 10th » Leopold Widhalm, Austrian instrument maker (b. 1722)
  • 20th » Benjamin Huntsman, English businessman (b. 1704)

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