December 1

Event:
1768
The Danish Frigate Fredensborg sinks off the coast of Tromøy in Arendal. When the frigate was built in Copenhagen she was named Cron Prindz Christian after the prince who was to become king Christian VII of Denmark and Norway, and was fitted out as a slave ship. After an unsuccessful stint in the triangular trade, her operational area was limited to the Caribbean, where she sailed as a trader until 1756. The ship was then purchased by another Danish company and renamed Fredensborg after one of the Danish-Norwegian trading stations on the African Gold Coast.

Celebrated Birth:
Oliver Wolcott (b. 1726 – December 1, 1797) Connecticut member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

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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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