October 11

Event:
1776
On Lake Champlain near Valcour Island, a British fleet led by Sir Guy Carleton defeats 15 American gunboats commanded by Benedict Arnold. Even though nearly all of Arnold’s ships are destroyed, the two day long battle helps give Patriot forces enough time to prepare defenses of New York City.

1779 Kazimierz Pulaski dies after being wounded while leading during a cavalry charge at the battle of Savannah. Pulaski was a notable member of the Polish gentry. He was the commander of the Bar Confederation against the Russian domination of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. When this failed, he moved to America to assist the American Army during the Revolutionary War.

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October 9

Event:
1776
The Mission San Francisco de Asís is founded as the sixth mission in the twenty-one mission chain in Alta California. Lt. José Joaquin Moraga and Father Francisco Palou at present day San Francisco.

1776 American forces under the command of General Horatio Gates defeat the British. The terms of the surrender required the captured British troops would march to Boston where they would return to England and not serve again in America.

1779 A combined American and French force attempts to recapture Savannah Georgia, but they fail.

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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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September 25

Event:
1773
Daniel Boone with his family and a group of about 50 emigrants begins the first attempt by Americans to establish a settlement in Kentucky.

1775 The British capture American Revolutionary War commander Ethan Allen. He is held for two years before being exchanged.

1780 Benedict Arnold after giving John André information on how the Fort at West Point and learning of André’s capture, flees to the British ship Vulture on the Hudson.

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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 6

Event:
1776
A hurricane hits Guadeloupe sinking 100 French and Dutch ships and killing more than 6000.

1781 The Battle of Groton Heights takes place in Connecticut. British forces aided by Benedict Arnold attacks Ft. Griswold and then set fire to New London and Groton Bank.

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July 6

Event:
1775
The Second Continental Congress approves the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms, a statement authored jointly by Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson. Obligatory professions of loyalty to the king were made, but it contained a thinly veiled threat that if matters were not made right, then independence was the likely consequence.

1776 The Pennsylvania Evening Post prints the Declaration of Independence. This is the first public printing of the document.

1777 The British under General John Burgoyne retakes Fort Ticonderoga. This is a major lost for the America.

1785 The dollar is chosen as the monetary unit for the United States. They are the first nation to adopt a decimal coinage system.

Birth:
1766
Alexander Wilson, Scottish-born naturalist.

Celebrated Birth:
John Paul Jones (b. 1747 – July 18, 1792) America naval hero.

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June 17

Event:
1775
The Battle of Bunker Hill. The British soldiers are sent North from Boston to Charlestown Peninsula. They are tasked with taking Bunker Hill but for some reason took procession on nearby Breed’s Hill. While considered a lost to the Colonials the British lost 1054 men while the Americans only lost 441. George Washington was not at battle since he had only been named Commander-in-chief two days earlier and was in route.

1777 The British force led by General John Burgoyne begins an invasion from Canada sailing down Lake Champlain towards Albany. The plan is for General William Howe to come north from New York and cut New England off from the rest of the colonies. Howe will decide instead to head south to invade Philadelphia.

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May 2

Event:
1776
France’s King Louis XVI commits one million dollars in arms and munitions to the Americans. This gives the American Revolutionary cause the foreign support they had been hoping for.

1777 American General David Wooster dies from wounds he received on April 27 at the Battle of Ridgefield.

Celebrated Birth:
Elias Boudinot (b. 1740 – October 24, 1821) member of Continental Congress, President of the United States in Congress Assembled under the Articles of Confederation.

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April 27

Event:
1777
At the Battle of Ridgefield, American Generals David Wooster and Benedict Arnold attempts to hold off the British. During the Battle General Wooster is wounded and will die five days later.

Celebrated Birth:
Edward Gibbon (b. 1737 (OS) – January 16, 1794) an English historian who published, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, between 1776 and 1788.

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