January 20

Event:
1779
English Actor, playwright and theatre manager David Garrick dies.

1781 There is a Mutiny among American troops at Pompton, New Jersey. The rebellion is ended seven days later by a 600-man force sent by General George Washington. Three of the leaders are put to death by firing squad for mutiny.

1782 Great Britain signs a preliminary peace treaty with France and Spain.

Birth:
1775 André-Marie Ampère, French physicist who worked with the science of electromagnetism. The term for electrical current Ampere or Amp is named for him.

Celebrated Birth:
King Charles III of Spain (b. 1716 – December 14, 1788)

Richard Henry Lee (b. 1732–June 19, 1794) Virginian, member of House of Burgess, member of Continental Congress, delivered to Second Continental Congress the Resolution for Independence, signed the Declaration of Independence, the sixth President of the United States in Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation.

*****
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

Advertisements
Published in: on January 20, 2010 at 12:07 am  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://thisdayarp.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/january-20/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: