August 20

Event:
1774
In route to Philadelphia to attend the First Continental Congress Massachusetts delegates John Adams, Samuel Adams, Thomas Cushing, and Robert Treat Paine, stopped in New York. While there they toured the city and are introduced to some prominent political figures of the area.

1780 The Battle of Great Savannah/Nelson’s Ferry at Great Savannah, South Carolina.

1781 George Washington having heard that the French with 3,000 troops were heading to the Chesapeake Bay area begins to move his troops from New York south to fight Cornwallis in Virginia.

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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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