1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1776th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 776th year of the 2nd millennium, the 76th year of the 18th century, and the 7th year of the 1770s decade. As of the start of 1776, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1776 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1776
Ab urbe condita2529
Armenian calendar1225
Assyrian calendar6526
Balinese saka calendar1697–1698
Bengali calendar1183
Berber calendar2726
British Regnal year16 Geo. 3 – 17 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar2320
Burmese calendar1138
Byzantine calendar7284–7285
Chinese calendar乙未年 (Wood Goat)
4473 or 4266
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4474 or 4267
Coptic calendar1492–1493
Discordian calendar2942
Ethiopian calendar1768–1769
Hebrew calendar5536–5537
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1832–1833
 - Shaka Samvat1697–1698
 - Kali Yuga4876–4877
Holocene calendar11776
Igbo calendar776–777
Iranian calendar1154–1155
Islamic calendar1189–1190
Japanese calendarAn'ei 5
Javanese calendar1701–1702
Julian calendarGregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar4109
Minguo calendar136 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar308
Thai solar calendar2318–2319
Tibetan calendar阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
1902 or 1521 or 749
    — to —
(male Fire-Monkey)
1903 or 1522 or 750
July 4: American Declaration of Independence.

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September–October edit

September 22: British hang spy Nathan Hale in New York City.

November–December edit

December 26: Capture of the Hessians at Trenton

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Births edit

Deaths edit

James Gabriel Montresor
John Harrison
Jacques Saly
Duchess Maria Anna Josepha of Bavaria
Countess Palatine Francisca Christina of Sulzbach
David Hume

References edit

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