August 15

Event:
1776
– The first Hessian troops, a group of German mercenaries, join British forces on Staten Island. They were first used at the Battle of Long Island and continued until the end of the war.

Birth:
1769
– Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

1771 – Walter Scott, Scottish historical novelist and poet.

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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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