January 15

Event:
1777
The area now known as Vermont declares the region independent as the Republic of New Connecticut. Its independence is not recognized by any other government. The treaty of Paris, ending the Revolutionary War defined boundaries of the United States that entirely included Vermont within United States territory. Vermont thereafter continued peacefully unrecognized until 1788, and finally in 1791 was admitted into the United States as the 14th state.

1782 Superintendent of Finance, Robert Morris, goes before the United States Congress to recommend the establishment of a national mint and the use of a decimal coinage.

Celebrated Birth:
Phillip Livingston (b. 1716 – June 12, 1778) New York delegate to Stamp Congress 1765, member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence.

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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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