September 23

Event:
1779
John Paul Jones, aboard the Bonhomme Richard, captures the British man-of-war Serapis near the English coast. During the battle when the British demanded his surrender Jones responded “ I have not yet begun to fight!”.

1780 British spy John Andre arrested as a spy by American soldiers near Tarrytown, New York exposing Benedict Arnold’s treason.

Birth:
1771
Emperor Kōkaku, the 119th imperial ruler of Japan.

Celebrated Birth:
Empress Go-Sakuramachi (b. 1740 – December 24, 1813) the 117th imperial ruler of Japan and last of eight Empresses.

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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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