November 10

British Commander-in-Chief Thomas Gage is recalled to England, and Major General Howe replaces him as acting Commander-in-Chief of the British Army occupying America.

1775 The Continental Congress passes a resolution creating the Continental Marines. They are to serve as landing troops for the recently created Continental Navy. Upon the end of the war the Marines were disbanded in April of 1783 but were reformed on July 11, 1798.

1777 Cornstalk, a Shawnee chief who worked to keep his people neutral, was killed by angry soldiers along with his son, and two other Shawnees.

1778 The American settlement in Cherry Valley, New York is massacred by Loyalist and Indians.

1779 Joseph Hewes dies. Hewes was a North Carolina signer of Declaration of Independence and first Secretary of Navy.

1782 Americans retaliate against Loyalist and Indian forces by attacking a Shawnee Indian village in the Ohio territory.

Celebrated Birth:
Oliver Goldsmith (b. 1730 – April 4, 1774) Irish writer and physician known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield published in 1766. Although he once told a biographer that his birth date was November 29 in either 1731 or 1730.

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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