September 2

Event:
1765
Henry Bouquet dies in Pensacola, West Florida possibly from yellow fever. Bouquet was a British army officer during the French and Indian War as well as Chief Pontiac’s rebellion. Bouquet ordered the construction of a new British garrison on the site of Fort Duquesne and is given credit for naming the garrison Fort Pitt. A village quickly grew up around it, now known as Pittsburgh.

1774 In protest to the of the Massachusetts Government Act, 4,000 patriots in Cambridge forced the lieutenant-governor of Massachusetts to resign from the council. The Massachusetts Government Act forbid the Massachusetts colonists from having public meeting without consent from the Royal Governor or in his absence the lieutenant-governor. Any topics discussed also had to be approved.

1785 Delaware is hit by a hurricane that leaves 181 dead. It is one of the few hurricanes on record in that state.

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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 goto: American Revolutionary Period: 1760-1789

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