September 28


1779 Samuel Huntington of Connecticut becomes the seventh President of the Continental Congress. He replaced John Jay, who left to become Ambassador to Spain. He is President when the Articles of Confederations takes effect becoming the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled. He serves until July 9, 1781 when ill health forces him to resign.

1781 The combined American/French army of nearly 17,000 men begin the siege of Yorktown. French cannons bombard Cornwallis and his 9000 men day and night while the Allied lines slowly advance and encircle them.

1785 Sixteen year old Napoleon Bonaparte graduates from the military academy in Paris. Out of the class of 51 he is 42nd.

1787 The United States Constitution as created at the Philadelphia (Constitutional) Conference is voted by the Continental Congress to be submitted to the thirteen United States for ratification.

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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