November 9

Event:
1775
The Continental Congress adopts an oath of secrecy;
“RESOLVED, That every member of this Congress considers himself under the ties of virtue, honour and love of his country, not to divulge, directly or indirectly, any matter or thing agitated or debated in Congress, before the same shaft have been determined, without the leave of the Congress: nor any matter or thing determined in Congress, which a majority of the Congress shall order to be kept secret, And that if any member shall violate this agreement, he shall be expelled this Congress, and deemed an enemy to the liberties of America, and liable to be treated as such, and that every member signify his consent to this agreement by signing the same.”

Celebrated Birth:
Benjamin Banneker, originally Banna Ka, or Bannakay (November 9, 1731 – October 9, 1806) An African American mathematician, astronomer, clockmaker, urban planner, publisher. He would be part of the team that would design and lay out of the new capital of the United States in 1791.

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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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