November 16

Event:
1764
Chief Pontiac surrenders to the British. Pontiac, like other Indian leaders, was unhappy with the new British policies that began after the signing of the treaty that ended the French Indian War. Taking advantage of this dissatisfaction, Pontiac planned a resistance. He hoped to drive British soldiers and settlers away, and to revive the French and Indian alliance.

1775 Edmund Burke pleads American case in Parliament.

1776 The Battle of Fort Washington. General George Washington reluctantly and unwisely allowed the soldiers at Fort Washington to make a stand against a superior British army.

Celebrated Birth:
James McHenry (b. 1753 – May 3, 1816) Maryland statesman, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the Constitution of the United States and the namesake of Fort McHenry.

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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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