Scoil Eoin, Crumlin, Dublin 12

Our History

Events of 1777

  • Washington defeats British at Princeton

  • Accession of Maria I of Portugal

  • In 1777 the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States

  • The Cornish language died out (however, click here for good news!)

  • The Second edition of Encyclopedia Britannica is published

  • The School for Scandal, play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, first performed

  • The code duello is adopted at the Clonmel Summer Assizes as the form for pistol duels in Ireland. It is both quickly denounced and widely adopted throughout the English-speaking world

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna

  • James Watt builds his first steam engine in Cornwall

  • On This Day In 1777 Alexander I (Alexander Pavlovitch), Emperor of all Russia was born. Emperor 1801-1825. Died: November 19, 1825

  • On December 17th 1777 France recognized American independence

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