February 5

South Carolina ratifies the Articles of Confederation.

1782 A combined French and Spanish forces defeats the British and captures the Mediterranean island of Minorca.

Celebrated Birth:
James Otis (b. 1725 – May 23, 1783) – Massachusetts Delegate to Stamp Congress 1765, the phrase “Taxation without Representation is Tyranny” is attributed to him.

For a Spiral Bound book with information on events that happened on each day of the year during the American Revolutionary Period click: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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