September 18

Event:
1769
The first American-built piano is reported by the Boston Gazette. It is built by John Harris.

1775 The Continental Congress creates a Secret Committee. The purpose of this committee was to obtain military supplies and distribute them in secret. It included selling gunpowder to privateers that were chartered by Congress.

Celebrated Birth:
George Read (b. 1733 – September 21, 1798) Delaware member of Continental Congress, even though he felt Lee’s Resolution for Independence too hasty and voted against it, he signed the Declaration of Independence, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the United States Constitution.

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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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