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
February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.
June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.
1780 - May 19 - The infamous "dark day" in New England tradition. At noon it was nearly as dark as night. Chickens went to roost, and many persons were fearful of divine wrath. The phenomena was caused by forest fires to the west of New England.
1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered.
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