January 7

Event:
1766
The British brig Polly arrives in New York with packages of stamped paper under the Stamp Act. The stamped paper is for use in New York and Connecticut. The ship is boarded by the ‘Liberty Boys’ who removes the paper, pour tar over it and creates a bonfire out of the paper.

1782 The Bank of North America, which has been chartered by the Continental Congress, opens. This is the first modern United States bank.

1785 Jean-Pierre Blanchard, a Frenchman and John Jeffries, from America, travels from Dover, England to Calais, France in hydrogen gas balloon. They are the first to cross the English Channel by air.

1789 The United States holds its first national election.

Birth:
1768
Joseph Bonaparte, who becomes King of Naples in 1806 and King of Spain in 1808.

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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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