August 30

Event:
1776
George Washington realizing that his position on Long Island (present day Brooklyn) is untenable moves by sea to Manhattan Island.

1781 The French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat the British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in Revolutionary War. This cuts off General Cornwallis from being able to escape by sea from Virginia.

*****
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

Advertisements
Published in: on August 30, 2009 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://thisdayarp.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/august-30/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: