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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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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