1778 Calendar

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February
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What Happened In Year 1778?

  • January 18, 1778 – James Cook is the first known European to discover the Hawaiian Islands, which he names the “Sandwich Islands”.
  • February 5, 1778 – South Carolina becomes the first state to ratify the Articles of Confederation.
  • February 14, 1778 – The United States Flag is formally recognized by a foreign naval vessel for the first time, when French Admiral Toussaint-Guillaume Picquet de la Motte rendered a nine gun salute to USS Ranger, commanded by John Paul Jones.
  • February 23, 1778 – American Revolution: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help to train the Continental Army.
  • May 1, 1778 – American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
  • June 28, 1778 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Monmouth is fought between the American Continental Army under George Washington and the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton.
  • July 3, 1778 – American Revolutionary War: British forces kill 360 people in the Wyoming Valley massacre.
  • July 4, 1778 – American Revolutionary War: American forces under George Clark capture Kaskaskia during the Illinois campaign.
  • July 10, 1778 – American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • July 27, 1778 – American Revolution: First Battle of Ushant – British and French fleets fight to a standoff.
  • August 21, 1778 – American Revolutionary War: British forces begin besieging the French outpost at Pondicherry.
  • August 26, 1778 – The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
  • August 29, 1778 – American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
  • September 17, 1778 – The Treaty of Fort Pitt is signed. It is the first formal treaty between the United States and a Native American tribe (the Lenape or Delaware Indians).
  • September 19, 1778 – The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
  • October 3, 1778 – British Captain James Cook anchors in Alaska.
  • November 11, 1778 – Cherry Valley Massacre: Loyalists and Seneca Indian forces attack a fort and village in eastern New York during the American Revolutionary War, killing more than forty civilians and soldiers.
  • November 26, 1778 – In the Hawaiian Islands, Captain James Cook becomes the first European to visit Maui.
  • December 15, 1778 – American Revolutionary War: British and French fleets clash in the Battle of St. Lucia.
  • December 29, 1778 – American Revolutionary War: 3,000 British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell capture Savannah, Georgia.

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