1775 in Canada

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Events from the year 1775 in Canada.


  • 1775-83: Demands by the American colonists that they be represented in the British Parliament lead to the outbreak of the American Revolution.
  • April 19 - The American War of Independence begins, at Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • May 1 - A bust of George III is found, in Montreal, adorned with beads, cross, and mitre, with the words "Pope of Canada: Sot of England." A reward of 500 guineas does not lead to apprehension of the culprit.
  • May 10 - Ethan Allen takes Fort Ticonderoga.
  • June 9 - Martial law is proclaimed in Canada.
  • August 21 - Generals Schuyler and Richard Montgomery, with 1,000 Americans come to Canada, and invite the inhabitants to rebel.
  • September 17 - Montgomery besieges St. Johns.
  • September 25 - Attempting to take Montreal, Ethan Allan and many of his 150 followers are captured, at Longue Pointe, and are sent to England.
  • October 18 - The Americans capture Chambly.
  • November 3 - Hindered by Colonel Warner, of Vermont, Governor Guy Carleton cannot relieve St. Johns, which surrenders to Montgomery.
  • November 3 - Invaders, under Benedict Arnold, reach the Chaudière, almost perishing, after 52 days in the woods, from the Kennebec.
  • November 12 - General Montgomery tells Montrealers that, being defenceless, they cannot stipulate terms; but promises to respect personal rights. He demands the keys of public stores, and appoints 9 a.m. tomorrow for the army's entrance, by the Recollet gate.
  • November 13 - The invaders appropriate royal stores.
  • Daniel Boone leads party of settlers into Kentucky.
  • Lexington and Concord open the Revolution.
  • James Cook reaches King Island, Norton Sound, Unalaska.
  • American troops capture Montreal, but, failing to take Quebec City or elicit local support, soon withdraw.