April 26

Event:
1777 Upon learning that British Troops are burning Danbury, Connecticut Sybil Ludington, the 16 year old daughter of the militia commander, rode a 40 mile trip to announce it to the minutemen. She avoided both British Troops and Highwaymen as she traveled through Carmel, Mahopac, Kent Cliffs, Farmers Mills and finally back home.

1782 Seven Thousand Loyalist leave New York. The number of Loyalist that has left the United States to Canada reaches 100,000.

Birth:
1785 John James Audubon, Franco-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He painted, catalogued, and described the birds of North America.

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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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