September 20

Event:
1768
England sends two regiments numbering about 700 men to Boston to keep order. This was done after a request by Francis Bernard, the Governor of Massachusetts.

1777 British General William Howe ambushes American General Anthony Wayne, Paoli camp. 53 Americans are killed and over 100 wounded in the raid. The use of the bayonet coupled with the notion that the British stabbed or burned the Americans who tried to surrender, made martyrs of those maimed and killed at Paoli. The affair was termed the Paoli Massacre by George Washington.

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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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