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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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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