April 6

Event:
1776
The Continental Congress declares the colonial shipping ports open to all traffic except the British.

1776 The first major sea battle between the American and British. The Americans had little success at this battle.

1782 Rama I is crowned King of Siam. King Taksin will be overthrown in a coup d’état, declared mad and later executed.

1789 The United States Senate meets for the first time. It is five weeks later than originally planned. One of their first orders of business was to meet with the House of Representatives to count the electoral ballots to formally make George Washington the first President.

Celebrated Birth:
William Blount (b. 1749 (N.S.) – March 21, 1800) North Carolina member of Continental Congress, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the United States Constitution.

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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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