February 15

Event:
1764 The city of St. Louis is established as a settlement of the French on the Mississippi River.

1775 Giovanni Angelo Braschi is elected Pope Pius VI. He remained Pope until his death on August 29, 1799.

Celebrated Birth:
King Louis XV (b. 1710 – May 10, 1774) King of France.

John Witherspoon (b. 1723 – November 15, 1794) New Jersey member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence.

Abraham Clark (b. 1725 – September 15, 1794) New Jersey surveyor and lawyer, member of New Jersey provincial Congress, member of the Continental Congress, signer of 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 click: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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