April 16

Event:
1780
The University of Münster in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded.

1782 George Washington establishes an American army headquarters at Newburgh, New York.

1783 Christian Mayer dies. He was a Czech astronomer who studied binary stars.

Celebrated Birth:
Henry Clinton (b. 1738 – December 23, 1795) British General, in 1788 replaced William Howe as Commander-in-chief in North America and the war ended while he was Commander-in-chief.

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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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