July 31

Event:
1777 – Continental Congress declares that Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette services be accepted.

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July 30

Event:
1771
Thomas Gray, English poet dies.

Birth:
1763
Samuel Rogers, English poet

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July 29

Birth:
1763
Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral.

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July 28

Event:
1774
New York appoints Philip Livingston, Isaac Low, John Alsop, James Duane and John Jay as delegates to the First Continental Congress. The Congress is scheduled to begin meeting in Philadelphia in September.

Celebrated Birth:
William Hooper (b. 1742 – October 14, 1790) North Carolina Lawyer, member General Assembly of North Carolina, member of Continental Congress, signed Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Heywood (b. 1746 – March 6, 1809) South Carolina Lawyer, member of Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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July 27

Events:
1770
Robert Dinwiddie, British colonial Governor of Virginia, dies.

1777 Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette arrives in Philadelphia and offers his military service to the Continental Congress.

1778 British and French fleets fight to a standoff at the mouth of the English Channel near the island of Ushant.

1781 French spy Francis Henry de la Motte executed in Tyburn prison in England for high treason. He had been found guilty of running an operation which sent secret naval intelligence to France.

Birth:
1768
Charlotte Corday, French aristocrat who killed Jean-Paul Marat.

1781 Mauro Giuliani, Italian composer.

1784 Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet.

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July 26

Event:
1775
The Continental Congress appoints Benjamin Franklin as Postmaster General, the first to hold this post.

1788 New York becomes the eleventh state to ratify the United States Constitution.

Birth:
1782
John Field, Irish composer best known for being the first composer to write nocturnes.

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July 25

Celebrated Birth:
Henry Knox (b. 1750 – October 25, 1806) the chief artillery officer of the Continental Army and United States Secretary of War.

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July 6

Event:
1775
The Second Continental Congress approves the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms, a statement authored jointly by Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson. Obligatory professions of loyalty to the king were made, but it contained a thinly veiled threat that if matters were not made right, then independence was the likely consequence.

1776 The Pennsylvania Evening Post prints the Declaration of Independence. This is the first public printing of the document.

1777 The British under General John Burgoyne retakes Fort Ticonderoga. This is a major lost for the America.

1785 The dollar is chosen as the monetary unit for the United States. They are the first nation to adopt a decimal coinage system.

Birth:
1766
Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born naturalist.

Celebrated Birth:
John Paul Jones (b. 1747 – July 18, 1792) America naval hero.

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July 5

Event:
1775 The Second Continental Congress makes a final effort to seek reconciliation with Britain and end the fighting. The chief advocate of this effort was John Dickinson, a conservative delegate from Pennsylvania, who authored the Olive Branch Petition. The appeal is directed to George III personally. It issues a sharp protest against repressive British policies and asks the king to halt the war, repeal the Coercive Acts to bring about reconciliation. The king refused to receive the petition when it arrived to him in August of 1775.

1776 John Hancock president of the Second Continental Congress orders that copies of the Declaration of Independence be sent to the states.

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July 4

Event:
1776
At a little after 11 o’clock, after many hours of debate during the previous two days and thirty-nine revisions to the committee’s draft, including the deletion of language that denounced King George III for promoting the slave trade, the Declaration of Independence was approved. John Hancock, as President of Congress, and Charles Thompson, Secretary of Congress signed the document. The New York again delegation abstained from the vote, but approved the Declaration five days later.

1776 The Continental Congress forms a committee to design a seal to be used by Congress. After six years and three committees, Charles Thomson, Secretary of Congress, presented a seal using elements of previous attempts for approval on June 20, 1782. It is first used on September 16, 1782 to verify signatures that authorized George Washington to negotiate prisoners exchange with the British.

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