February 6

Event:
1770
The fifth Liberty Pole is erected it the city of New York on a plot of land owned by Isaac Sears. The pine mast was over 60 feet long with the first 40 feet encased with iron bars and encircled with ½ inch iron hoop, to prevent the British was cutting it down as they have done with the last four. At the top of the pole was a gilt vane bearing the word Liberty. It stood at that location until the British took control of the city in 1776.

1778 The Alliance between France and the United States is signed. The Treaty recognizes the United States as an independent nation. It promotes trade between the two countries and created a military alliance against Great Britain.

1778 New York ratifies the Articles of Confederation.

1788 Massachusetts becomes the sixth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

Celebrated Birth:
Charles Lee (b. 1732 – October 2, 1782) American general, Lee’s actions helped to lose the battle of Monmouth and was he was court-martial by General Washington for disobeying orders, Fort Lee is named after him.

Aaron Burr, Jr. (b. 1756 – September 14, 1836) American soldier during the Revolutionary War.

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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 click: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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