America - Did you know?1774: First Continental Congressmeets in Philadelphia, with 56 delegates representing every colony except Georgia. Delegates include Patrick Henry, George Washington, and Samuel Adams.
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Bio AARON BURR, one of the many brilliant figured on the political stage in the early days of America, was born at Newark, New Jersey, February 6, 1756. He was the son of Aaron and Esther Burr, the former the president of the College of New Jersey, and the latter a daughter of Jonathan Edwards, who had ...Read MORE...
1763 - First international sports hero, boxer Bill Richmond of Staten Island, was born August 5, 1763.
1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists. World History, Part Two, Arco Publishing, Inc., New York, 1980 -
1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
December 31, 1775
1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out! Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.
1776 - May 2: The American revolution gains support from King Louis XVI of France
1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.
1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.
1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.
1816 - Year without a summer The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding summers were so cold as to suggest a possible future famine. This tendency to frigidity reached its...Read MORE...
1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison
www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831
1836 - Death of Col. Burr. Died, on the 13th at Staten Island, Colonel Aaron Burr, formerly Vice President of the United States, in the 81st year of his age. Col. Burr occupied a large space in the history of this country. he was a man of extraordinary talents, of undoubted courage, and his services during the ware of the...Read MORE...
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