March 31

1774 The Boston Port Act becomes law. It orders that the port of Boston to be closed until full restitution for the destroyed tea is made. The act also moved the state capital from Boston to Salem. This is the first of the acts that the colonist called the Intolerable Acts.

1776 In a letter to her husband, John Adams, Abigail Adams wrote; ”I long to hear that you have declared an independancy–and by the way in the new Code of Laws which I suppose it will be necessary for you to make I desire that you would Remember the Ladies, and be more generous and favourable to them than your ancestors. Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the Husbands. Remember all Men would be tyrants if they could.”

1782 Mission San Buenaventura is founded, on Easter Sunday, by the Spanish Franciscan friar Junípero Serra. It is the ninth mission in the twenty-one mission chain in California. The Mission is located in Ventura, California and is the last founded by Father Serra.

Celebrated Birth:
Franz Joseph Haydn (b. 1732 – May 31, 1809) German-born Austrian composer. He is called the ‘Father of the Symphony’.

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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