March 4

Event:
1769
Charles Messier, French Astronomer, documents the Orion Nebula.

1776 The Continental Army of George Washington takes the Dorchester Heights. This gives Washington a commanding view of Boston and its harbor.

1777 The Continental Congress moves back to Philadelphia. Congress had left for Baltimore in December because of the advancement of the British across New Jersey.

1778 New Hampshire ratifies the Articles of Confederation.

1789 The government under the Constitution, the first United States Congress, meets at Federal Hall in New York. They declare the Constitution of the United States to be in effect.

Celebrated Birth:
Kazimierz Pulaski
(b. 1745 – October 11, 1779) Polish soldier and politician, who fought for the Americans during the Revolutionary War. His death was from wounds suffered at he Battle of Savannah.

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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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