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 19

Event:
1765
The American Stamp Act Congress meeting in New York adopts The Declaration of Rights and Grievances which raises fourteen points of colonial protest against the Stamp Act as well as only colonial assemblies had the right to tax the colonies and Parliament could not represent the colonist.

1781 Lord Cornwallis surrenders his British Army at Yorktown Virginia. His surrender is the beginning of the events that lead to the end of the war between Great Britain and the United States of America.

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October 18

Event:
1767 The survey team of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon completes their assignment to survey the newly established boundaries between the Province of Pennsylvania, the Province of Maryland, Delaware Colony and parts of Colony and Old Dominion of Virginia.

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October 15

Event:
1764
Edward Gibbon, while in Rome, observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter. This inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

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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 10

Event:
1774
The Battle of Point Pleasant. In Western Virginia the Shawnee are defeated and forced northward to the villages across the Ohio River.

1775 General William Howe becomes Commander-in-chief of the British Army in North America replacing Thomas Gage.

1780 A powerful hurricane approaches the Lesser Antilles and slowly passes through the islands. It possibly approached the Florida coastline on the 19th. The hurricane moved out to sea, after leaving 22,000 dead. It’s one of the deadliest Atlantic hurricanes in history. Eight British warships were sunk, and the island of Barbados was completely flattened.

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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 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 6

Event:
1781
The combined Americans and French forces begin the final siege against General Charles Cornwallis’ troops at Yorktown.

1786 Antonio Sacchini, Italian opera composer dies.

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October 5

Event:
1762
The Opera “Orfeo Ed Euridice” composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck, with libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi is produced in Vienna.

1763 Poland’s King August III dies.

1787 Thomas Stone dies. Stone was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland and signed the Declaration of Independence.

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