October 1

Event:
1767
The New York Restraining Act is passed. The New York assembly would not comply with the Quartering Act and the Act dissolves the New York Assembly.

1768 British troops under General Thomas Gage occupy Boston.

1788 Nguyen Hue, leader of a peasant uprising known as the Tay Son Rebellion, declares himself emperor of Vietnam. Upon his death in 1792 his ten-year-old son, Nguyen Phuc Anh, follows him in succession. There will be a political and leadership vacuum until he finally establishes himself as emperor and the first of the Nguyen Dynasty that will last from 1802 – 1945.

Birth:
1781
James Lawrence, naval hero during the War of 1812 whose dying command was ‘Don’t give up the ship’.

Celebrated Birth:
Richard Stockton (b. 1730 – February 21, 1781) New Jersey member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence.

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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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