August 3

Event:
1780
Benedict Arnold is named Commander of West Point, after convincing George Washington that this command was best for him. Washington had wanted him to have a field command, but Arnold wanted the command of West Point to complete an arrangement he had made with the British.

1783 Mount Asama in central Japan erupts killing 35,000 people.

Celebrated Birth:
Nicholas Gilman (b. 1755 – May 2, 1814) New Hampshire member of the Continental Congress, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the Constitution of the United States.

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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 goto: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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