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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1777 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1777
Ab urbe condita 2530
Armenian calendar 1226
Assyrian calendar 6527
Balinese saka calendar 1698–1699
Bengali calendar 1184
Berber calendar 2727
British Regnal year 17 Geo. 3 – 18 Geo. 3
Buddhist calendar 2321
Burmese calendar 1139
Byzantine calendar 7285–7286
Chinese calendar 丙申(Fire Monkey)
4473 or 4413
    — to —
丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
4474 or 4414
Coptic calendar 1493–1494
Discordian calendar 2943
Ethiopian calendar 1769–1770
Hebrew calendar 5537–5538
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1833–1834
 - Shaka Samvat 1698–1699
 - Kali Yuga 4877–4878
Holocene calendar 11777
Igbo calendar 777–778
Iranian calendar 1155–1156
Islamic calendar 1190–1191
Japanese calendar An'ei 6
Javanese calendar 1702–1703
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 11 days
Korean calendar 4110
Minguo calendar 135 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 309
Thai solar calendar 2319–2320
Tibetan calendar 阳火猴年
(male Fire-Monkey)
1903 or 1522 or 750
    — to —
(female Fire-Rooster)
1904 or 1523 or 751

1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1777th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 777th year of the 2nd millennium, the 77th year of the 18th century, and the 8th year of the 1770s decade. As of the start of 1777, the Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.



June 14: US Flag (had various star patterns)


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  • The 2nd edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
  • The code duello is adopted at the Clonmel Summer Assizes, as the form for pistol duels in Ireland. It is quickly denounced, but nevertheless widely adopted throughout the English-speaking world.
  • Kunsthochschule Kassel is founded in Germany.
  • A Time capsule in Spain hidden in a statue of Christ was written and put in the statue. It was then founded in 2017






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  1. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 331. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 

Further reading

  • John Blair; J. Willoughby Rosse (1856). "1777". Blair's Chronological Tables. London: H.G. Bohn – via Hathi Trust. 
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