April 17

Event:
1778
The Continental Congress renames the Committee of Secret Correspondence to the Committee of Foreign Affairs. Even with its new name and responsibilities it only retains its intelligence functions since other committees conduct matters of diplomacy.

Celebrated Birth:
Taksin the Great (b. 1734 – April 7, 1782) King of Siam from 1767-1782.

Samuel Chase (b. 1741 – June 19, 1811) Lawyer in Maryland, Delegate to Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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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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