April 13

England’s Lord North extends the New England Restraining Acts to the colonies of South Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. The act forbids trade with all other countries other than Britain and Ireland.

Richard Trevithick, English inventor who in 1799 was the first to make a steam engine work.

Celebrated Birth:
Isaac Low (b. 1735 – July 25, 1791) American merchant from New York City. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774. He opposed armed conflict with Great Britain and after the Declaration of Independence he would abandoned the cause and remain loyal to the Crown.

Thomas Jefferson (b. 1743 – July 4, 1826) served in Virginia House of Burgess, member of Continental Congress, primary author and a signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Virginia, minister to France.

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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