November 15

Event:
1777
The Articles of Confederation, which creates a Union between the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts-bay Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia is approved by the Continental Congress. Maryland will be the last to ratify in on March 1, 1781. John Hanson in 1781 is the first elected President of the United States in Congress Assembled under these Articles.

Celebrated Birth:
William Herschel (b. 1738 – August 25, 1822) German-born British astronomer and composer and discoverer of the planet Uranus.

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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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