May 4

Event:
1775
Rhode Island declares independence form Britain. Two months later in Philadelphia the Continental Congress will declare the 13 colonies independent with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Birth:
1772
Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, German encyclopedia publisher and editor, who published the first edition of what is now published as the Brockhaus encyclopedia.

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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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