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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 17th century18th century19th century
Decades: 1740s  1750s  1760s  – 1770s –  1780s  1790s  1800s
Years: 1773 1774 177517761777 1778 1779
1776 by topic:
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ArchaeologyArchitectureArtLiterature (Poetry) – MusicScience
CanadaGreat BritainUnited States
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Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
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1776 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1776
Ab urbe condita 2529
Armenian calendar 1225
Assyrian calendar 6526
Bahá'í calendar −68 – −67
Bengali calendar 1183
Berber calendar 2726
British Regnal year 16 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2320
Burmese calendar 1138
Byzantine calendar 7284–7285
Chinese calendar 乙未(Wood Goat)
4472 or 4412
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4473 or 4413
Coptic calendar 1492–1493
Discordian calendar 2942
Ethiopian calendar 1768–1769
Hebrew calendar 5536–5537
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1832–1833
 - Shaka Samvat 1698–1699
 - Kali Yuga 4877–4878
Holocene calendar 11776
Igbo calendar 776–777
Iranian calendar 1154–1155
Islamic calendar 1189–1190
Japanese calendar An'ei 5
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4109
Minguo calendar 136 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2319

Year 1776 (MDCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar.






July 4: American Declaration of Independence.


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





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  • Historic Letters of 1776
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