April 27

Event:
1777
At the Battle of Ridgefield, American Generals David Wooster and Benedict Arnold attempts to hold off the British. During the Battle General Wooster is wounded and will die five days later.

Celebrated Birth:
Edward Gibbon (b. 1737 (OS) – January 16, 1794) an English historian who published, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, between 1776 and 1788.

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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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