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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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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