November 24

Event:
1781
James Caldwell, an American clergyman, who fought in the Battle of Springfield, is killed by an American sentry in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Caldwell had refused to have a package inspected. The sentry, James Morgan, is hanged for murder on January 29, 1782 in Westfield, New Jersey. There are rumors that he had been bribed to kill the chaplain.

Birth:
1784
Zachary Taylor, 12th President of the United States.

1787 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer of Silent Night.

Celebrated Birth:
Junípero Serra (b. 1713 – August 28, 1784) Majorcan Franciscan friar who founded the mission chain in Alta California.

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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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