August 30

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

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