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  • 4 - The American Declaration of Independence is signed. The Doctor later claimed to have participated in drafting the document, convincing the authors to add the reference to "the pursuit of happiness" and kept a copy of the first draft in a tuxedo pocket. (DW: The Lazarus Experiment - deleted scene)
1775 18th century

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  • May 1st, 1707: The 1707 Act of Union is signed, uniting England (including Wales) and Scotland into the Kingdom of Great Britain. [1]
  • July 4th, 1776: The United States of America is founded with the signing of the Declaration of Independence from the British Empire. By 2271, the United States will be made up of 56 different states from the North American continent. [2]

References and Notes

  1. Historical accounts
  2. TOS novel: A Flag Full of Stars


Title Series Date Media Notes Image
Home is the Hunter

Chapters 3, 8, 11, 16, 21, 25, 29, 36, 39. 42, 46 & 49
The Original Series April 1746 novel
Enterprise Logs

The Veil at Valcour
Star Trek 11 October 1776 short story


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1776 is a musical written by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone which opened on Broadway in 1969 and was adapted into a film version in 1972. It tells the story of the American colonies' Second Continental Congress in the days in which its members would debate upon the conditions of declaring independence from England. Historically, the script attempts to depict an accurate portraiture of the events, having used texts and documents from the time including transcripts and letters written by those involved, all amongst a myriad of songs, monologues and heated (sometimes deliberately comical) debate. The three central figures are John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson.

In 1982, the Muppets would spoof the musical in a segment filmed for the I Love Liberty television special. Kermit identifies their play by name as 1776 and certain Muppets play historical characters who specifically use dialogue from the play (such as "Are you calling me a madman, you fribble!") and recreate scenes such as a brawl between John Adams and John Dickinson after a volley of name-calling. The scene ends not in a song from the musical, but with a rendition of "Brotherhood of Man" from How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.


  • Gary Beach played Edward Rutledge during the original Browadway run, from 1971 until 1972
  • Betty Buckley played Martha Jefferson in the original 1969 Broadway production
  • Pat Hingle played Benjamin Franklin in the 1997 Broadway revival
  • David Huddleston understudied Benjamin Franklin in the 1997 revival
  • Stuart Pankin played Samuel Chase in a 2001 Reprise! production
  • Rex Robbins played Roger Sherman in the 1972 film
  • Robert Westenberg played Dr. Lyman Hall in the 1997 revival

External links

  • Internet Broadway Database
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