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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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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