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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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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