July 14

Event:
1771
Mission San Antonio de Padua is founded by the Spanish Franciscan friar Junípero Serra. It is the third mission in the twenty-one mission chain in Alta California.

Celebrate Birth:
Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin (b. 1743 – July 20, 1816) Russian poet whose works are traditionally assigned to the literary Classicism with his best verse full of antitheses and conflicting sounds.

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July 13

Event:
1761
Tokugawa Ieshige, the ninth shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, dies.

1772 The HMS Resolution, under the command of Captain James Cook, sets sail from Plymouth, England.

1787 The Continental Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance establishing governing rules for the Northwest Territory. It also establishes procedures for the admission of new states and limits the expansion of slavery.

Birth:
1770
Alexander Dmitriyevich Balashov, Russian general and statesman.

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July 12

Event:
1776
At the request of the British, General Washington meets with British General Howe’s representatives in New York and listens to vague offers of clemency for the American rebels. Washington politely declines, then leaves.

Celebrated Birth:
Josiah Wedgwood (b. 1730 – January 3, 1795) English potter, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery.

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July 11

Event:
1776
Captain James Cook begins his third Pacific expedition.

1780 A French force under the command of Count de Rochambeau arrives in Newport, Rhode Island with 6000 French soldiers. A British blockade will keep them there for almost a year.

Birth:
1767
John Quincy Adams, the son of John Adams and sixth President of The United States.

Celebrated Birth:
Pierce Butler (b. 1744 – February 15, 1822) South Carolina member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the United States Constitution.

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July 10

Event:
1776
A statue of King George III is pulled down in New York City. The lead from the statue is melted and turned into musket balls

1778 Louis XVI, King of France, officially declares war against the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1781 Thomas McKean of Delaware becomes the second President of the United States in Congress Assembled under the Articles of Confederation. He replaces Samuel Huntington, who resigned due to poor health. It was while he was serving that Congress received information of the British surrender from George Washington. His term ended on November 4, 1781 when John Hanson of Maryland took office.

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July 9

Event:
1776
George Washington receives a copy of the Declaration of Independence from the Second Continental Congress and has it read to his troops.

1776 The New York assembly votes to authorize its delegates to the Congress to vote in favor of independence. As a result an angry mob in New York City topples the equestrian statue of George III.

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July 8

Event:
1776
The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence is held before a huge crowd in Philadelphia.

1777 The Continental frigate Hancock is captured by the British ships Rainbow and Flora. The prisoners are taken to Halifax.

1778 General George Washington enters West Point and sets up headquarters.

1781 The abolishment of slavery in Massachusetts is upheld by the State Supreme Court.

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July 7

Event:
1770
The Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russia and the Ottoman Empire.

1776 Silas Dean arrives in Paris France. The Committee of Secret Correspondence had sent him on a secret mission, even kept secret from the Continental Congress, to procure clothing and munitions for an army of 25,000.

1777 The Battle of Hubbardton, an engagement in the Saratoga campaign is fought. British forces under General Simon Fraser caught up with the American rear guard of the forces withdrawing from Fort Ticonderoga. It was the only battle of the revolution fought on Vermont soil.

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