April 22

Event:
1774
In New York a mob boosted by the events in Boston, which have been termed the Boston Tea Party, boards a ship loaded with tea and destroys the contents.

1788 Inventor James Hargreaves dies. In 1764, he realized that if a number of cotton spindles were placed upright and side by side, several threads might be spun at once. This he called the spinning jenny.

Celebrated Birth:
Eleazar Wheelock (b. 1711 – April 24, 1779) American Congregational minister, orator, educator, and founder of Dartmouth College.

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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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