June 23

Event:
1780
At the Battle of Springfield, in New Jersey, American forces defeat the British. With the British now concentrating more on the War in the South this was the last major engagement in the North.

1786 The Emperor of Morocco signs The Treaty of Friendship and Amity, also called the Treaty of Marrakech. The treaty is delivered to Thomas Barclay, who conducted the treaty negotiations to sign on June 28. Binding for 50 years, the Treaty was signed by Thomas Jefferson at Paris on January 1, 1787, and John Adams at London on January 25, 1787 and ratified on July 18, 1787 by the Continental Congress. The treaty marked the beginning of diplomatic relations between the two countries and it was the first treaty between any Arab, Muslim, or African State and the United States.

Birth:
1763
Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of Napoléon Bonaparte.

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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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