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Year 1775 Timeline
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January 11, 1775    

Francis Salvador becomes 1st Jew elected to office in America (SC)

  
  
  
  
January 17, 1775    

9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests, Kalisk, Pol

  
  
  
  
January 17, 1775    

R B Sheridan's Rivals, premieres in London

  
  
  
  
January 22, 1775    

Marshal Oscar von Lubomirski expels Jews from Warsaw Poland

  
  
  
  
January 25, 1775    

Americans drag cannon up hill to fight British (Gun Hill Road, Bronx)

  
  
  
  
February 08, 1775    

Leidse U 400th anniversary dinner

  
  
  
  
February 09, 1775    

English Parliament declares Mass colony is in rebellion

  
  
  
  
February 15, 1775    

Angelo Braschi chosen as Pope Pius VI

  
  
  
  
February 22, 1775    

1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at œ10

  
  
  
  
February 22, 1775    

Jews expelled from outskirts of Warsaw Poland

  
  
  
  
March 06, 1775    

1st Negro Mason in US initiated, Boston

  
  
  
  
March 19, 1775    

4 people buried by avalanche for 37 days, 3 survive (Italy)

  
  
  
  
March 19, 1775    

Poland & Prussia sign trade agreement

  
  
  
  
March 22, 1775    

Edmund Burke presents his 13 articles to the English parliament

  
  
  
  
March 23, 1775    

Patrick Henry proclaims Give me liberty or give me death

  
  
  
  
April 14, 1775    

1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Phila

  
  
  
  
April 18, 1775    

Paul Revere & William Dawes warn British are coming!

  
  
  
  
April 18, 1775    

Paul Revere rides from Charleston to Lexington

  
  
  
  
April 19, 1775    

Minutemen Capt John Parker orders not to fire unless fired upon

  
  
  
  
April 19, 1775    

Revolution begins-Lexington Common, shot heard round the world

  
  
  
  
April 20, 1775    

British begin siege of Boston

  
  
  
  
April 23, 1775    

Opera Il R‚ Pastore is produced (Salzburg)

  
  
  
  
May 07, 1775    

Turkish state of Bukovina secedes from Austria

  
  
  
  
May 10, 1775    

2nd Cont Congress convenes in Pa issues paper currency for 1st time

  
  
  
  
May 10, 1775    

2nd Continental Congress names George Washington, supreme commander

  
  
  
  
May 10, 1775    

Green Mountain Boys capture Ft Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution

  
  
  
  
May 20, 1775    

Citizens of Mecklenburg County, NC declare independence of Britain

  
  
  
  
June 07, 1775    

United Colonies change name to United States

  
  
  
  
June 12, 1775    

1st naval battle of Revolution-Unity (US) captures Margaretta (Br)

  
  
  
  
June 14, 1775    

US Army founded

  
  
  
  
June 15, 1775    

George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army

  
  
  
  
June 16, 1775    

Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it is Breed's Hill)

  
  
  
  
June 16, 1775    

Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress

  
  
  
  
June 17, 1775    

Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill)

  
  
  
  
June 22, 1775    

1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)

  
  
  
  
June 23, 1775    

1st regatta held on Thames, England

  
  
  
  
July 03, 1775    

Washington takes command of Continental Army at Cambridge, Mass

  
  
  
  
July 06, 1775    

Congress issues Declaration of the Causes & Necessity of Taking up Arms, listing grievances but denying intent to be independent

  
  
  
  
July 10, 1775    

Horatio Gates, issues order excluding blacks from Continental Army

  
  
  
  
July 16, 1775    

John Adams graduates Harvard

  
  
  
  
July 17, 1775    

1st military hospital approved

  
  
  
  
July 22, 1775    

George Washington takes command of US troops

  
  
  
  
July 25, 1775    

Maryland issues currency depicting George III trampling Magna Carta

  
  
  
  
July 26, 1775    

1st Postmaster General: Benjamin Franklin of Pa takes office

  
  
  
  
July 30, 1775    

Capt Cook with Resolution returns to England

  
  
  
  
August 05, 1775    

1st Spanish ship, San Carlos, enters SF Bay

  
  
  
  
August 22, 1775    

King George III proclaims colonies to be in open rebellion

  
  
  
  
September 13, 1775    

Gotthold Lessing's Die Juden, premieres in Frankfurt-am-Main

  
  
  
  
September 25, 1775    

American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

  
  
  
  
October 08, 1775    

Officers decide to bar slaves & free blacks from Continental Army

  
  
  
  
October 12, 1775    

US Navy forms

  
  
  
  
October 13, 1775    

Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet

  
  
  
  
October 16, 1775    

Portland, Maine burned by British

  
  
  
  
October 23, 1775    

Continental Congress approves resolution barring blacks from army

  
  
  
  
October 27, 1775    

US Navy forms

  
  
  
  
October 30, 1775    

1st navy in US forms

  
  
  
  
November 07, 1775    

Lord Dunmore, promises freedom to male slaves who join British army

  
  
  
  
November 10, 1775    

Congress forms US Marine Corps

  
  
  
  
November 12, 1775    

General Washington forbids recruiting officers enlisting blacks

  
  
  
  
November 13, 1775    

American Revolutionary forces capture Montr‚al

  
  
  
  
November 14, 1775    

-15] Floods ravage Dutch coast provinces

  
  
  
  
November 28, 1775    

2nd Continental Congress formally establishes US Navy

  
  
  
  
November 29, 1775    

Sir James Jay invents invisible ink

  
  
  
  
December 03, 1775    

1st official US flag raising (aboard naval vessel Alfred)

  
  
  
  
December 22, 1775    

Continental navy organized with 7 ships

  
  
  
  
December 25, 1775    

Pope Pius VI encyclical on the problems of the pontificate

  
  
  
  
December 31, 1775    

Battle of Qu‚bec; Americans unable to take British stronghold

  
  
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