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 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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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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October 4

Event:
1767
William V of Orange, the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, marries Prussian princess Wilhelmina, sister of King Frederick William II of Prussia.

1777 The Battle of Germantown. General George Washington leads a surprise attack on the British camp outside Philadelphia. The Battle appeared to be going well, but the weather caused confusion that helped to turn the tide of battle. Once again the Americans were forced to retreat.

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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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October 2

Event:
1780
John André, who was found guilty of being behind American lines “under a feigned name and in a disguised habit”, is executed as a spy by hanging. André had met with Benedict Arnold and received information that he was to give to the British on how they could capture the fort at West Point.

1782 Charles Lee, American General of the Revolutionary War dies. Fort Lee, New Jersey is named after the Fort that carried his name.

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October 1

Event:
1767
The New York Restraining Act is passed. The New York assembly would not comply with the Quartering Act and the Act dissolves the New York Assembly.

1768 British troops under General Thomas Gage occupy Boston.

1788 Nguyen Hue, leader of a peasant uprising known as the Tay Son Rebellion, declares himself emperor of Vietnam. Upon his death in 1792 his ten-year-old son, Nguyen Phuc Anh, follows him in succession. There will be a political and leadership vacuum until he finally establishes himself as emperor and the first of the Nguyen Dynasty that will last from 1802 – 1945.

Birth:
1781
James Lawrence, naval hero during the War of 1812 whose dying command was ‘Don’t give up the ship’.

Celebrated Birth:
Richard Stockton (b. 1730 – February 21, 1781) New Jersey member of Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence.

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