January 8

Event:
1775
John Baskerville dies. Baskerville was a printer in Birmingham, England.

1789 John “Jack” Broughton dies. Broughton was an English bare-knuckle fighter. He developed a set of rules for the fights and these rules are regarded as the foundation for the sport.

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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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