October 20

Event:
1774
The Continental Association is created by The First Continental Congress to enforce boycotts in an attempt to force repeal of the objectionable legislation. This is to be done by creating and enforcing a total boycott against trade with Britain, Ireland and the British West Indies.

1781 The Patent of Tolerance, which provides limited freedom of worship, is approved by the Habsburg Monarchy in Austria.

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October 14

Event:
1773
East India Company tea ships’ cargo is burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1774 Congress approves Declaration of Rights and Grievances.

1780 George Washington names Nathanael Greene commander of the Southern Army. Greene takes command on December 2, 1780 at Charlotte, North Carolina.

Celebrated Birth:
Francis Lightfoot Lee (b. 1734 – January 11, 1797) Virginian, member of Virginia House of Burgesses, member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence.

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October 13

Event:
1775
The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy. The original intent was to intercept the supply of arms and provisions to British soldiers. George Washington had already informed Congress that he had assumed command of several ships. Other governments of the colonies had outfitted their own warships.

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October 7

Event:
1763
The Proclamation Line, which forbids settlement west of Appalachian Mountains to prevent clashes between the colonists and Native Americans, is established. 10,000 British troops are stationed in the colonies to enforce compliance.

1765 The Stamp Act Congress convenes in New York City to petition the King for the repeal of the Stamp Act. Nine colonies send representatives with 27 delegates.
Massachusetts – James Otis, Oliver Partridge, Timothy Ruggles;
Rhode Island – Metcalf Bowler, Henry Ward;
Connecticut – Eliphalet Dyer, David Rowland, William Samuel Johnson;
New York – Robert R. Livingston, John Cruger, Phillip Livingston, William Bayard, Leonard Lispenard;
New Jersey – Robert Odgen, Hendrick Fisher, Joseph Borden;
Pennsylvania – John Dickinson, John Morton, George Bryan;
Delaware – Thomas McKean, Caesar Rodney;
Maryland – William Murdock, Edward Tilgman, Thomas Ringgold;
South Carolina – Thomas Lynch, Chrisopher Gadsden, John Rutledge.
The Massachusetts Assembly had sent a letter to the House of Representatives or burgesses of all colonies inviting them to meet to consult. It was arranged to start on the first Monday of October. Timothy Ruggles was elected chairman beating James Otis by a single vote. It ends on October 25.

1769 British Explorer Captain James Cook discovers New Zealand.

1776 Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.

1777 The Continental Congress begins working on the Articles of Confederation. The Articles are completed on November 15, 1777

1777 American forces under Major General Horatio Gates repelled the British General John Burgoyne’s attempt to take their fortified position on the Bemis Heights in Western New York.

1780 The Battle of King’s Mountain in South Carolina. American troops led by Isaac Shelby and John Sevier defeated Major Patrick Ferguson and one-third of General Cornwallis’ army. After this battle Cornwallis abandons plans to invade North Carolina.

1787 The German Born Henry Muhlenberg, founder of the U.S. Lutheran Church, dies.

Celebrated Birth:
William Samuel Johnson (b. 1727 – November 14, 1819) Connecticut delegate to Stamp Congress 1765, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the Constitution of the United States.

Caesar Rodney (b. 1728 – June 29, 1784) Delaware delegate to Stamp Congress 1765, member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, President of Delaware.

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October 3

Event:
1776
Trying to halt the depreciation of paper money in the colonies The Continental Congress approves a loan to borrow 5 million dollars.

1778 British explorer Captain James Cook anchors off the coast of Alaska.

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September 28

Event:

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.

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September 19

Events:
1777
The Continental Congress seeing that the British under General Howe could soon enter the city of Philadelphia leaves the city. They first settle in Lancaster and then later at York.

1777 The Battle of Saratoga. In North Western New York, British forces under General John Burgoyne and American forces under the command of General Horatio Gates begins. The British was trying to separate New England from the other states by capturing the Hudson Valley.

1778 The Continental Congress passes the first United States Budget.

Celebrated Birth:
Charles Carroll (b. 1739 – November 14, 1832) Maryland committee of Safety, member of the Second Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of independence, and Senator from Maryland.

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September 18

Event:
1769
The first American-built piano is reported by the Boston Gazette. It is built by John Harris.

1775 The Continental Congress creates a Secret Committee. The purpose of this committee was to obtain military supplies and distribute them in secret. It included selling gunpowder to privateers that were chartered by Congress.

Celebrated Birth:
George Read (b. 1733 – September 21, 1798) Delaware member of Continental Congress, even though he felt Lee’s Resolution for Independence too hasty and voted against it, he signed the Declaration of Independence, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the United States Constitution.

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September 17

Events:
1774
The Suffolk Resolves is endorsed by the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. Congress declares opposition to the Coercive Acts saying they should ‘not be obeyed’ and promotes the formation of militias.

1778 The first treaty between the United States and Delaware Indian tribes is signed at Fort Pitt, Pennsylvania. The treaty gave the United States permission to travel through Delaware territory and called for the Delawares to afford American troops whatever aid they might require in their war against Britain, including the use of their own warriors. This was in exchange for “articles of clothing, utensils and implements of war”.

1787 The last day of the Philadelphia (Constitution) Convention. The final draft of the Constitution is signed by 39 of the 42 delegates still present and the Convention adjourned.

1787 Prussian troops conquer Gorinchem, Netherlands.

Celebrated Birth:
John Rutledge (b. 1739 – July 18, 1800) South Carolina delegate to Stamp Congress 1765, delegate to the Continental Congress, member of the Constitutional Convention, signed the United States Constitution.

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September 16

Event:
1776
The Battle of Harlem Heights. American forces pushed back the British on northern Manhattan. This gained them a measure of confidence after a series of loses.

1782 The Seal of the United States is used for the first time by Charles Thomson, Secretary of the Continental Congress. It is used to verify signatures on a document that authorized George Washington to negotiate an exchange of prisoners. The Secretary remained in procession of the seal until the Constitution installed a new American Government in 1789 at which time it passed to the Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson.

1787 The Prussian Army in an attempt to win a battle with the Utrecht marches on Amsterdam only to find the Utrecht’s have already left.

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