October 8

Event:
1775
American military officers decides to bar slaves and free blacks from serving in the Continental Army. Later this will change.

1778 British General John Burgoyne in an attempt to save his troops retreats to fortifications within Saratoga, New York. He would be forced to surrender on October 17.

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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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