The Battle of Monmouth

The Battle of Monmouth   On this day in history, June 28, 1778, the Battle of Monmouth is the last major battle of the American Revolution in the north. Philadelphia had been occupied in September of 1777, but the entry of France into the war on the American side made

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Congress leave York, Pennsylvania for Philadelphia

Congress leave York, Pennsylvania for Philadelphia   On this day in history, June 27, 1778, Congress leaves York, Pennsylvania for Philadelphia. The Continental Congress had abandoned Philadelphia in haste in September of 1777 when a British invasion force neared. They reconvened in Lancaster, approximately 70 miles west, on the 27th,

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Declaration of Independence signer Caesar Rodney dies

Declaration of Independence signer Caesar Rodney dies   On this day in history, June 26, 1784, Declaration of Independence signer Caesar Rodney dies. Rodney is best known for making his own midnight ride to vote for a declaration of independence from Great Britain on July 2, 1776.   Caesar Rodney

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French forces attempt to break the Siege of Cuddalore

French forces attempt to break the Siege of Cuddalore   On this day in history, June 25, 1783, French forces attempt to break the Siege of Cuddalore, India, the last battle of the American Revolution. You may wonder what a battle in India had to do with the American Revolution!

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Congress to Imprison Gov. William Franklin

Congress to Imprison Gov. William Franklin On this day in history, June 24, 1776, Congress resolves to imprison Governor William Franklin of New Jersey in Connecticut. Franklin was the son of Benjamin Franklin. He had been the Royal Governor of New Jersey since 1763. William Franklin was an acknowledged, but

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Patriots win the Battle of Springfield

Patriots win the Battle of Springfield On this day in history, June 23, 1780, patriots win the Battle of Springfield, the last major battle of the American Revolution in the north. British Commander-in-Chief, General, Sir Henry Clinton had left New York to conquer Charleston, South Carolina in December of 1779

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Nathanael Greene becomes a general in the Continental Army

Nathanael Greene becomes a general in the Continental Army On this day in history, June 22, 1775, Nathanael Greene becomes a general in the Continental Army. He would eventually become George Washington’s right hand man and be known as Washington’s most able general. Greene was from Rhode Island and ran

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New Hampshire ratifies the US Constitution

New Hampshire ratifies the US Constitution On this day in history, June 21, 1788, New Hampshire ratifies the US Constitution. The 9th state to do so, this ratification makes the new Constitution the official law of the land, according to its requirement that 9 of the original 12 involved in

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The Great Seal of the United States is adopted

The Great Seal of the United States is adopted On this day in history, June 20, 1782, the Great Seal of the United States is adopted by the Continental Congress. Congress first appointed a committee to create the Great Seal on July 4, 1776, shortly after approving the Declaration of

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The Continental Army leaves Valley Forge

The Continental Army leaves Valley Forge On this day in history, June 19, 1778, the Continental Army leaves its encampment at Valley Forge in pursuit of the British Army. British General William Howe had captured Philadelphia in September of 1777. George Washington’s Continental Army had tried unsuccessfully to defeat the

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