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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For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period click: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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