On January 15, 1777, New Connecticut (present day Vermont) declared its independence. By: Redactor Poddy, Jan 16 Jan 14 New Years Day Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 5 − = Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.