February 28

Event:
1788
Thomas Cushing dies. Cushing was a Massachusetts, delegate to the First Continental Congress. At first Cushing was not in support of independence from Britain and his views on independence caused him to be removed from Congress by Massachusetts in early 1776. He did finally support independence and served the Continental Army as commissary general.

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February 27

Event
1776
The Battle of Moore’s Bridge Creek in North Carolina. As part of the British war strategy, General William Howe instructed General Henry Clinton to open a front in the American South. The prime target was Charleston, South Carolina. It was hoped that a show of force would rally the area’s considerable loyalist population to the cause. Clinton’s army was to arrive by sea from Boston and join a force being sent from Great Britain, in the waters off Cape Fear, North Carolina. Before the plan could unfold, an important confrontation occurred outside of Wilmington, North Carolina. Royal Governor Josiah Martin had raised an army of 1,600 Crown supporters, including Scottish Highlanders and former Regulators. This army, commanded by Donald MacDonald sought out a smaller rebel force thought to be camped along Moore’s Creek. When the Loyalist soldiers arrived, they found that their quarry had withdrawn across a bridge after taking up its planks and greasing its supports. Armed primarily with pikes and broadswords, the Loyalists unwisely decided to advance across the compromised structure. The Patriots under Richard Caswell and Alexander Lillington opened fire quickly leveling the struggling soldiers. The “battle” ended quickly.
When Clinton arrived in the area in mid-March there was no Loyalist army waiting to join him.

1778 Connecticut ratifies the Articles of Confederation.

1782 The British House of Commons votes against further war in America.

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February 26

Event:
1778
Georgia ratifies the Articles of Confederation.

Celebrated Birth:
Gian Francesco Albani (b. 1720 – September 15, 1803) Roman Catholic Cardinal who appeared to be pro-Austrian and anti-French.

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February 25

Event:
1781
American general Nathanael Greene crosses the Dan River on his way to his March 15th confrontation with Lord Charles Cornwallis at Guilford Court House, North Carolina.

Birth:
1778
José Francisco de San Martín Matorras, An Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America’s struggle for independence from Spain.

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February 24

Event:
1777
Joseph I, King of Portugal, dies.

Celebrated Birth:
John Burgoyne (b. 1723 – August 4, 1792) British general who led the British troops in Western New England.

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February 23

Event:
1778
Friedrich Wilhelm Rudolf Gerhard August von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge and sets up a training program for the American Army under the leadership of George Washington.

1781 George Taylor, signer of the Declaration of Independence, dies

Celebrated Birth:
Mayer Amschel Rothschild (b. 1744 – September 19, 1812) founder of the Rothschild family banking empire.

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February 22

Birth:
1778
Rembrandt Peale, American portrait painter famous for his portraits of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.


Celebrated Birth:

George Washington (b. 1732 NS – December 14, 1799) Virginian, Commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, member of the Constitution Convention serving as President of the Convention, signed the United States Constitution, first President of the United States.

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February 21

Event:
1788 Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer, dies. He observed the return of the comet that Edmond Halley had predicted in 1705 to return in 1758.

Celebrated Birth:
Peter III (b. 1728 – July 17, 1762) Russian Tsar and husband of Catherine the Great.

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February 20

Event:
1773
King Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia dies and is succeeded by his son Victor Amadeus III.

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February 19

Event:
1779
Nicholas Van Dyke, Continental Congress member from Delaware and President of Delaware, dies

Celebrated Birth:
David Garrick (b. 1717 – January 20, 1779) English actor, playwright and theatre manager.

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