October 16

Event:
1775
The City of Portland, now in the State of Maine but part of Massachusetts at the time, is burned by the British.

Celebrated Birth:
Jonathan Dayton (b. 1760 – October 9, 1824) New Jersey member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the Constitution of the United States.

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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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