Benedict Arnold court-martialed for improper conduct
Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States, is approved by the Continental Congress
9 old women burnt as witches for causing bad harvests in Kalisk, Poland
America's first asylum opens for 'Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds' in Virginia
The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs...
A transit of Venus is followed five hours later by a total solar eclipse, the shortest such interval in history
British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America, helping to intensify opposition to British rule
Patrick Henry's historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention...
1st life insurance policy in North America issued in Philadelphia
First music store in America opens (Philadelphia)
On board HMS Monarch (his own flagship), British Admiral John Byng is executed by firing squad for failing to come to aide of besieged...
Giacomo Casanova is sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in Venice without trial for affront to religion and common decency
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