April 14

Event:
1775
Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage is ordered by the British crown to enforce the Coercive Acts and suppress “open rebellion” among colonists by using all necessary force.

1775 The Society for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage, the first American abolition society forms in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The first president was James Baldwin.

1785 John Harris and his son-in-law, William Maclay, who became a member of the first United States Senate, lays out the lots of the town that would become Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Birth:
1788
David G. Burnet, Texan leader.

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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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