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A Spanish fleet is defeated by Admiral Sir George Rodney and his British troops in the Battle of Cape St. Vincent during the American Revolution.
Denmark, Sweden, and Russia form the League of Armed Neutrality. Read More
Benjamin Franklin establishes the Omicron Delta Omega co-ed fraternity. Read More
The first publication of the British Gazette and Sunday Monitor takes place as the first Sunday newspaper in Britain.
The establishment of the University of Münster takes place in Germany. Read More
British forces take Charleston, South Carolina during the American Revolution. Read More
American settlers sign the Comberland Compact in the Cumberland Valley of Tennessee. Read More
Surrendering American soldiers are killed by Colonel Banastre Tarleton and his loyalist in the Waxhaw Massacre.
A call for manhood suffrage and annual parliaments is made by the Duke Richmond but is rejected by the House of Lords, marking the beginning of the Gordon riots in London.
The British are defeated in New Jersey by the Continental Army in the Battle of Springfield during the American Revolution.
A reinforcement of French soldiers to the colonists arrives in Newport, Rhode Island during the American Revolution.
Heavy losses to the Patriot army are inflicted by British Troops in Camden, South Carolina in the Battle of Camden during the American Revolution.
Torture is abolished in regards to extracting confessions by Louis XVI of France. Read More
Detailed plans of West Point are given to Major John André by Benedict Arnold. Read More
The hanging of John André by American forces for being a British spy takes place in Tappan, New York.
Major Patrick Ferguson's Loyalists forces are annihilated by a Patriot militia at Kings Mountain, South Carolina in the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution.
The islands of Barbados, Martinique and Sint Eustatius are destroyed by the Great Hurricane.
The throne of Japan is taken by Emperor Kokaku. Read More
The beginning of the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War takes place. Read More
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