What Happened in 1775

  • Paul Revere Is Sent To Philadelphia

    The story is that Captain Morris did not have the public spirit Morris rather doubtfully hoped he had. he did not wish any ingenious Yankee setting... Read more

  • Western Theater Of The American Revolutionary War

    The Western theater of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) was the area of conflict west of the Appalachian Mountains, the region which... Read more

  • Southern Theater Of The American Revolutionary War

    The Southern theater of the American Revolutionary War was the central area of operations in North America in the second half of the American... Read more

  • Count Giovanni Braschi (Pius VI) elected Pope

    Pope Pius VI (27 December, 1717 – 29 August, 1799), born Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi, Pope from 1775 to 1799, was born at Cesena. The earlier... Read more

  • Patrick Henry Delivers "Give Me Liberty" Speech

    Henry went on to serve as a member of the first Virginia Committee of Correspondence, which facilitated inter-colonial cooperation, and as a... Read more

  • The Ride Of Paul Revere

    The role for which he is most remembered today was as a night-time messenger on horseback just before the battles of Lexington and Concord. His... Read more

  • Siege of Boston

    In the immediate aftermath of the battles of the 19th, the Massachusetts militia, under the loose leadership of William Heath, who was superseded... Read more

  • Battles of Lexington and Concord

    The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military engagements of the American Revolutionary War. They were fought on April 19, 1775, in... Read more

  • Gunpowder Incident

    The Gunpowder Incident (or Gunpowder Affair) was a conflict early in the American Revolutionary War between Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of... Read more

  • Second Continental Congress

    In May 1775, with Redcoats once again storming Boston, the Second Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia. The questions were different... Read more

  • Capture of Fort Ticonderoga

    On May 10, 1775, Fort Ticonderoga was captured by a small force of American Patriots led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold. They surprised... Read more

  • Battle Of Chelsea Creek

    The Battle of Chelsea Creek was the second military engagement of the Boston campaign of the American Revolutionary War. It is also known as the... Read more

  • Invasion Of Canada

    The Invasion of Canada in 1775 was the first major military initiative by the newly-formed Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.... Read more

  • Battle Of Machias

    The Battle of Machias was the first naval engagement of the American Revolutionary War. It took place on June 11–12, 1775, in and around the port... Read more

  • George Washington Is Appointed Commander In Chief Of The Continental Army

    On June 16, 1775, George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress. That same day, the... Read more

  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    On the night of June 16, 1775, a detail of American troops acting under orders from Artemas Ward moved out of their camp, carrying picks, shovels,... Read more

  • The Spanish Ship San Carlos Enters The San Francisco Bay

    On August 5, 1775, the Spanish ship San Carlos, commanded by Juan Manuel de Ayala, entered what would soon be called San Francisco Bay. Unnoticed... Read more

  • Battle of Gloucester (1775)

    The Battle of Gloucester was a minor battle fought during the American Revolutionary War in Gloucester, Massachusetts on August 8, 1775. Captain... Read more

  • Newfoundland Hurricane of 1775

    A storm struck the eastern coast of Newfoundland on September 9, 1775. It is uncertain if this storm was the remnants of the hurricane that had... Read more

  • Siege Of Fort St. Jean

    The Siege of Fort St. Jean (also called St. John or St. John's) was conducted by American Brigadier General Richard Montgomery on the town and fort... Read more

  • Battle of Longue-Pointe

    Allen and his men crossed the St. Lawrence on the night of the 24th, landing at Longue-Pointe. The inhabitants he met there were friendly, but he... Read more

  • Johnny Appleseed Is Born

    Jonathan Chapman, born in Leominster, Massachusetts, on September 26, 1775, came to be known as "Johnny Appleseed." Chapman earned his nickname... Read more

  • Burning Of Falmouth

    The Burning of Falmouth (October 18, 1775) was an attack by a fleet of Royal Navy vessels on the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts (site of the... Read more

  • US Marine Corps founded

    The history of the United States Marine Corps begins with the founding of the Continental Marines in 1775 to conduct ship-to-ship fighting, provide... Read more

  • Montreal Is Captured

    General Richard Montgomery led American troops in the capture of Montreal on November 13, 1775. The American presence in Canada proved short-lived.... Read more

  • Battle Of Kemp's Landing

    The Battle of Kemp's Landing, also known as the Skirmish of Kempsville, was a battle in the American Revolutionary War that occurred on November... Read more

  • Battle Of Great Bridge

    The Battle of Great Bridge was fought December 9, 1775, in the area of Chesapeake, Virginia, during the American Revolutionary War. The victory by... Read more

  • Battle Of Quebec

    The Battle of Quebec was an attempt on December 31, 1775, by American colonial forces to capture the city of Quebec, drive the British military... Read more