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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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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