July 3

1767 Norway’s oldest newspaper, Adresseavisen, is printed for the first time.

1775 George Washington takes command of the Colonial Army at Cambridge, near Boston.

1778 The Wyoming Valley Massacre, an encounter between American Patriots and Loyalists accompanied by Iroquois raiders takes place near Wilkes-Barre, Pa. It ends in a terrible defeat of the local colonists.

1778 Prussia declares war on Austria.

1778 Anna Maria Walburga Mozart, the mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, dies

Celebrated Birth:
John Singleton Copley (b. 1738 – September 9, 1815) American artist, famous for his portraits of colonial New England persons.

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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