August 21

Event:
1772
King Gustav III completes his overthrow of the Sweden Parliament and in full regalia appear to takes his seat on the throne. He gives a speech that is viewed as one of the masterpieces of Swedish oratory.

1776 The Continental Congress enacted the first espionage act. It read;
‘RESOLVED, That all persons not members of, nor owing allegiance to, any of the United States of America, as described in a resolution to the Congress of the 29th of June last, who shall be found lurking as spies in or about the fortification or encampments of the armies of the United States, or of any of them, shall suffer death, according to the law and usage of nations, by sentence of a court martial, or such ether punishment as such court martial may direct.’

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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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