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                      February 11th - Governor Rick Perry received the SAR Gold Good Citizenship Medal
 
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                      February 22nd - Washington's Birthday Celebration in Laredo, Texas
 
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       June 15, 1215: Magna Carta sealed
 
       December 25, 1659: Christmas Celebration Outlawed
 
       April 26, 1711: David Hume is born
 
       August 11, 1718: Sir Frederick Haldimand is born
 
       April 11, 1721: Moravian missionary David Zeisberger is born
 

       June 5, 1723: Adam Smith, author of The Wealth of Nations, is baptized in Scotland

 
       March 13, 1733: Unitarian Joseph Priestley is born in Yorkshire
 
       March 19, 1734: Thomas McKean is born
 
       November 17, 1736: Boston Tea Party Raider Born
 
       January 21, 1738: Ethan Allen is born
 
       April 16, 1738: General Sir Henry Clinton is born
 
       May 2, 1740: Elias Boudinot is born
 
       June 25, 1745: South Carolina Patriot Thomas Tudor Tucker born in Bermuda
 
       December 24, 1745: Benjamin Rush is born
 
       November 27, 1746: The Chancellor is born
 
       January 19, 1749: Isaiah Thomas was Born
 
       November 23, 1749: Reluctant Patriot Edward Rutledge is born
 
       March 16, 1751: James Madison, "Father of the Constitution", is born
 
       January 31, 1752: Gouverneur Morris is born
 

       May 28, 1754: Lieutenant Colonel George Washington begins the Seven Years' War

 

       June 4, 1754: Lieutenant Colonel George Washington builds Fort Necessity

 
       November 14, 1754: Mercy Otis Marries James Warren
 

       May 21, 1758: Lenape Indians abduct Mary Campbell from western Pennsylvania

 
       December 21, 1761: Patriot Robert Barnwell is born
 

       May 7, 1763: Pontiac's plot is foiled

 
       January 19, 1764: John Wilkes expelled from Parliament
 
       March 22, 1765: Stamp Act imposed on American colonies
 
       March 24, 1765: Parliament passes the Quartering Act
 
       August 14, 1765: Boston Mob Protests Stamp Act
 
       November 1, 1765: Parliament enacts the Stamp Act
 
       March 18, 1766: Parliament repeals the Stamp Act
 
       October 18, 1767: Mason and Dixon draw a line
 
       June 21, 1768: James Otis, Jr. Enrages Colonial Governor
 

       May 17, 1769: Washington criticizes "taxation without representation"

 
       March 5, 1770: Five Die in Boston Massacre
 
       March 5, 1770: Civilians and soldiers clash in the Boston Massacre
 
       April 12, 1770: British repeal hated Townshend Act
 

       June 9, 1772: British customs vessel, Gaspee, burns off Rhode Island

 
       March 1, 1773: Bedford Responds to "Boston Pamphlet"
 
       April 27, 1773: Parliament passes the Tea Act
 
       October 16, 1773: Philadelphia Resolutions criticize Tea Act
 
       December 16, 1773: The Boston Tea Party
 
       March 25, 1774: Parliament passes the Boston Port Act
 
       March 28, 1774: British Parliament adopts the Coercive Acts
 
       April 5, 1774: Benjamin Franklin publishes "An Open Letter to Lord North"
 

       June 2, 1774: Parliament completes the Coercive Acts with the Quartering Act

 

       August 1, 1774: Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen

 

       September 5, 1774: First Continental Congress convenes

 
       October 20, 1774: Congress creates the Continental Association
 
       October 25, 1774: Congress petitions English king to address grievances
 
       January 11, 1775: Jewish Patriot joins Provincial Congress of South Carolina
 
       January 23, 1775: London merchants petition for reconciliation with America
 
       February 2, 1775: Abigail Adams Knows "the Die is Cast"
 
       February 7, 1775: Benjamin Franklin publishes "An Imaginary Speech"
 
       March 23, 1775: Patrick Henry voices American opposition to British policy
 
       March 23, 1775: Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death - Patrick Henry
 
       March 27, 1775: Thomas Jefferson elected to the Continental Congress
 
       March 30, 1775: King George endorses New England Restraining Act
 
       April 11, 1775: "John Howe" Spies on Concord - or Not
 
       April 14, 1775: First American abolition society founded in Philadelphia
 
       April 18, 1775: Revere and Dawes ride
 

       April 19, 1775: Battle Begins on Lexington Common

 
       May 3, 1775: Dartmouth tells Martin to organize North Carolina Loyalists
 

       May 6, 1775: William Franklin warns Dartmouth of repercussions from Lexington and Concord

 

       May 10, 1775: Second Continental Congress assembles as Ticonderoga falls

 
       May 23, 1775: Meigs Expedition claims sole Patriot victory on Long Island
 

       May 24, 1775: John Hancock becomes president of Congress

 
       May 31, 1775: Mecklenburg Resolutions reject the power of the British in North Carolina
 

       June 6, 1775: New York Patriot Marinus Willet seizes British weapons

 

       June 10, 1775: John Adams proposes a Continental Army

 

       June 17, 1775: Battle of Bunker Hill begins

 
       June 22, 1775: Congress issues Continental currency
 
       June 27, 1775: Schuyler dispatched to Ticonderoga and Crown Point
 
       June 30, 1775: Congress impugns Parliament and adopts Articles of War
 
       July 1, 1775: Congress resolves to forge Indian alliances
 

       July 3, 1775: Washington takes command of Continental Army

 

       July 5, 1775: Congress adopts Olive Branch Petition

 

       July 21, 1775: Battle of Brewster Island

 

       July 26, 1775: U.S. postal system established

 

       August 8, 1775: Morgan and Virginians arrive in Cambridge

 

       September 1, 1775: King George refuses Olive Branch Petition

 
       September 2, 1775: Washington Commissions First Naval Officer
 
       October 5, 1775: Washington informs Congress of espionage
 
       October 9, 1775: Lord Dartmouth orders British officers to North Carolina
 
       October 10, 1775: Howe named commander in chief of British army
 
       October 13, 1775: Continental Congress authorizes first naval force
 
       October 18 - 19, 1775: The Burning of Falmouth, Massachusetts
 
       October 22, 1775: Peyton Randolph dies
 
       October 24, 1775: British naval fleet attacks Norfolk, Virginia
 
       October 27, 1775: King George III speaks to Parliament of American rebellion
 
       October 28, 1775: British proclamation forbids residents from leaving Boston
 
       October 30, 1775: Naval committee established by Congress
 
       November 5, 1775: Washington condemns Guy Fawkes festivities
 
       November 8, 1775: Washington seeks to make militias into a military
 
       November 10, 1775: Birth of the U.S. Marine Corps
 
       November 12, 1775: Abigail Adams leads rhetorical charge against Britain
 
       November 13, 1775: Patriots take Montreal
 
       November 29, 1775: Congress creates Committee of Secret Correspondence
 
       December 8, 1775: Americans begin siege of Quebec
 
       December 9, 1775: Patriots gain control of Virginia
 
       December 22, 1775: Continental Congress creates a Continental Navy
 
       December 31, 1775: Patriots are defeated at Quebec
 
       January 2, 1776: Congress publishes the Tory Act
 
       January 7, 1776: Samuel Adams writes that the confederation "is not dead, but sleepeth"
 
       January 9, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense
 
       January 10, 1776: North Carolina governor calls on Loyalists to combat rebels
 
       January 13, 1776: British raid Prudence Island in Narragansett Bay
 
       January 18, 1776: Georgia's royal governor is arrested
 
       January 24, 1776: Henry Knox Brings Cannon to Boston
 
       January 25, 1776: First national memorial is ordered by Congress
 
       February 9, 1776: Future New Jersey governor is promoted
 
       February 11, 1776: Georgia's governor escapes imprisonment
 
       February 13, 1776: Patrick Henry named colonel of First Virginia battalion
 
       February 15, 1776: Nova Scotia governor sends word of potential American invasion
 
       February 18, 1776: Lord Dunmore dispatches note of "inexpressible mortification"
 
       February 27, 1776: Patriots score early victory at Moores Creek, North Carolina
 
       March 2, 1776: The Siege of Boston
 
       March 3, 1776: Silas Deane embarks on secret mission to France
 
       March 4, 1776: American forces occupy Dorchester Heights
 
       March 6, 1776: New York demands Sandy Hook lighthouse be dismantled
 
       March 12, 1776: Public Notice urges recognition of "humane ladies"
 
       March 14, 1776: Alexander Hamilton is named captain of artillery company
 
       March 17, 1776: British evacuate Boston
 
       March 26, 1776: South Carolina approves new constitution
 
       March 29, 1776: Putnam named commander of New York troops
 
       March 31, 1776: Abigail Adams urges husband to "remember the ladies"
 
       April 3, 1776: Congress authorizes privateers to attack British vessels
 
       April 4, 1776: Washington begins march to New York
 
       April 6, 1776: Congress opens all U.S. ports to international trade
 
       April 7, 1776: U.S. Navy captures first British warship
 
       April 28, 1776: Colonel McIntosh writes to Washington
 

       April 29th, 1776: Nathanael Greene takes command of Long Island

 

       April 30th, 1776: Samuel Adams Writes of Hope for More Battles

 

       May 4, 1776: Rhode Island Declares Independence

 

       May 5, 1776: British Lieutenant General Henry Clinton excludes Howe and Harnett from amnesty offer

 

       May 11, 1776: Washington recommends using German-American troops to Congress

 

       June 7, 1776: "Lee's Resolution" presented to Continental Congress

 

       June 8, 1776: Patriots retreat from Battle of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

 

       June 11, 1776: Congress appoints "Committee of Five" to draft the Declaration of Independence

 
       June 12, 1776: Virginia adopts George Mason's Declaration of Rights
 
       June 15, 1776: Delaware declares independence
 

       June 23, 1776: Commodore Parker prepares for a naval strike on Charleston

 
       June 29, 1776: South Carolina's Edward Rutledge opposes independence
 

       July 2, 1776: Congress votes for independence

 
       July 4, 1776: U.S. declares independence
 
       July 8, 1776: The Liberty Bell rings
 
       July 17, 1776: Congress learns of war of words
 

       July 24, 1776: Hancock scolds Schuyler

 

       July 27, 1776: Silas Deane writes Congress of success

 

       August 2, 1776: Delegates sign Declaration of Independence

 
       August 9, 1776: Guy Johnson predicts Indian allegiances
 

       August 10, 1776: London learns of American independence

 

       August 12, 1776: Washington anticipates British strategy

 

       August 14, 1776: Stamp Act remembered

 

       August 22, 1776: Redcoats land at Long Island

 

       August 25, 1776: David Hume dies

 
       August 26, 1776: Washington urges Hessians to desert
 
       August 27, 1776: Howe brothers defeat Washington in Battle of Brooklyn Heights
 

       September 7, 1776: World's first submarine attack

 

       September 10, 1776: Nathan Hale volunteers to spy behind British lines

 

       September 16, 1776: Battle of Harlem Heights restores American confidence

 
       September 18, 1776: Washington reports to Congress on Battle of Harlem Heights
 
       September 26, 1776: Congress elects agents to negotiate treaty with France
 
       September 30, 1776: Washington blames militia for problems
 
       October 1, 1776: Patriots learn of increased French support
 
       October 11, 1776: Benedict Arnold fights valiantly at Valcour Island
 
       October 12, 1776: British troops head up East River
 
       October 26, 1776: Benjamin Franklin sets sail for France
 
       October 31, 1776: King speaks for first time since independence declared
 
       November 7, 1776: Post office stays in the Franklin family
 
       November 14, 1776: Benjamin Franklin takes sides
 
       November 16, 1776: Hessians capture Fort Washington
 
       November 18, 1776: Fort Washington becomes Fort Knyphausen
 
       November 19, 1776: Congress pleads for soldiers
 
       November 21, 1776: Washington orders General Lee to New Jersey
 
       November 26, 1776: Peyton Randolph laid to rest at William and Mary
 
       November 30, 1776: Howe brothers offer amnesty
 
       December 3, 1776: Washington arrives at the banks of the Delaware
 
       December 5, 1776: Phi Beta Kappa is founded while army flounders
 
       December 13, 1776: General Charles Lee leaves his troops for Widow White's tavern
 
       December 19, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes American Crisis
 
       December 25, 1776: Washington crosses the Delaware
 
       December 26, 1776: Washington wins first major U.S. victory at Trenton
 
       January 3, 1777: The Battle of Princeton
 
       January 6, 1777: Washington sets up winter quarters in Morristown
 
       January 12, 1777: Hugh Mercer dies from wounds received in Battle of Princeton
 
       January 15, 1777: New Connecticut (Vermont) declares independence
 
       January 20, 1777: Battle of Millstone, New Jersey
 
       January 28, 1777: British plan to isolate New England
 
       January 29, 1777: Americans retreat from Fort Independence
 
       February 5, 1777: Georgia constitution abolishes primogeniture and entail
 
       February 8, 1777: Former POW Timothy Bigelow is named colonel
 
       February 19, 1777: Congress overlooks Benedict Arnold for promotion
 
       February 21, 1777: George Weedon is promoted to brigadier general
 
       February 22, 1777: Archibald Bulloch dies under mysterious circumstances
 
       March 7, 1777: Five letters pass between Abigail and John Adams
 
       April 2, 1777: Ebenezer Learned is promoted to brigadier general
 
       April 13, 1777: British attack at Bound Brook, New Jersey
 
       April 20, 1777: New York adopts state constitution
 
       April 21st, 1777: British attack Danbury, Connecticut
 
       April 27, 1777: The Battle of Ridgefield
 
       May 1, 1777: Agrippa Hull Enlists
 

       May 16, 1777: Georgia Patriot Button Gwinnett receives fatal wound in duel

 

       June 13, 1777: Lafayette arrives in South Carolina

 

       June 14, 1777: Continental Congress chooses national flag

 

       July 7, 1777: Battle of Hubbardton

 

       July 9, 1777: New York elects its first governor

 
       July 10, 1777: British General Richard Prescott captured in Rhode Island
 

       July 31, 1777: Marquis de Lafayette becomes a major-general without pay

 

       August 6, 1777: General Nicholas Herkimer falls at the Battle of Oriskany

 

       August 31, 1777: Sam Mason survives Indian attack

 

       September 11, 1777: The Battle of Brandywine begins

 

       September 12, 1777: Congress receives news of defeat at Brandywine

 
       September 19, 1777: Arnold and Gates argue at First Battle of Saratoga
 
       October 4, 1777: Both sides battered at Germantown
 
       October 6, 1777: British capture Forts Montgomery and Clinton
 
       October 17, 1777: Americans win more than a battle at Saratoga
 
       October 23, 1777: British fleet suffers defeat at Fort Mifflin, Pennsylvania
 
       October 29, 1777: Hancock resigns as president of Congress
 
       November 2, 1777: John Paul Jones sets sail
 
       November 3, 1777: Washington learns of Conway cabal
 
       November 15, 1777: Articles of Confederation adopted
 
       November 17, 1777: Articles of Confederation submitted to the states
 
       November 28, 1777: John Adams replaces Silas Deane
 
       December 2, 1777: Philadelphia nurse overhears British plans to attack Washington
 
       December 6, 1777: Whitemarsh skirmishes turn in Americans' favor
 
       December 11, 1777: British delay Washington's march to Valley Forge
 
       December 14, 1777: Thomas Conway is named Inspector General
 
       December 17, 1777: France formally recognizes the United States
 
       December 18, 1777: States give thanks
 
       February 6, 1778: Franco-American alliances signed
 
       February 16, 1778: John Adams prepares to sail for France
 
       February 23, 1778: Friedrich von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge
 
       March 20, 1778: King Louis XVI receives U.S. representatives
 
       March 21, 1778: Massacre at Hancock's Bridge
 
       April 8, 1778: John Adams arrives in Paris to replace Silas Deane
 
       April 9, 1778: Jeremiah Wadsworth named commissary general
 
       April 10, 1778: John Paul Jones sets out to raid British ships
 

       April 22nd, 1778 : John Paul Jones leads American raid on Whitehaven, England

 
       April 23, 1778: John Paul Jones burns Whitehaven, England
 

       May 20, 1778: Battle of Barren Hill, Pennsylvania

 

       June 18, 1778: British abandon Philadelphia

 
       July 29, 1778: French navy contacts Continentals
 
       September 17, 1778: Indians and Loyalists burn German Flats, New York
 
       October 8, 1778: Continentals raid Unadilla
 
       November 11, 1778: Poor leadership leads to Cherry Valley Massacre
 
       December 10, 1778: John Jay is elected president of the Continental Congress
 
       December 29, 1778: British capture Savannah, Georgia
 
       January 22, 1779: Claudius Smith, "Cowboy of the Ramapos," hangs
 
       January 26, 1779: Engagement at Burke County Jail
 
       February 10, 1779: The Battle of Carr's Fort
 
       February 14, 1779: Patriots defeat Loyalists at Kettle Creek
 
       February 25, 1779: British surrender Fort Sackville
 
       March 11, 1779: Congress establishes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
 

       June 1, 1779: Benedict Arnold is court-martialed

 
       July 16, 1779: Anthony Wayne earns nickname
 

       July 19, 1779: Massachusetts begins ill-fated Penobscot expedition

 

       July 22, 1779: Battle of Minisink Ford, New York

 

       August 5, 1779: DeLancey and Hull battle for the Bronx

 

       August 29, 1779: Battle of Chemung or Newtown, New York

 

       September 14, 1779: Brodhead completes Allegheny River expedition

 
       September 15, 1779: French capture British ships
 
       September 27, 1779: John Jay is appointed minister to Spain
 
       October 21, 1779: Henry Laurens named minister to Holland
 
       December 1, 1779: Washington establishes winter quarters at Morristown
 
       January 16, 1780: British demonstrate naval supremacy in The Moonlight Battle
 

       May 12, 1780: Americans suffer worst defeat of revolution at Charleston

 

       May 29, 1780: Tarleton gives "quarter" in South Carolina

 

       June 3, 1780: Former Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson dies in England

 

       June 16, 1780: Massachusetts Approves State Constitution

 

       July 20, 1780: Mad Anthony Wayne loses to Loyalists in New Jersey

 

       July 25, 1780: General Gates takes command of the southern army

 

       July 30, 1780: Isaac Shelby takes Fort Thicketty, South Carolina

 

       September 4, 1780: Bravery of Swamp Fox wins recruits at Blue Savannah

 
       September 29, 1780: British spy John André sentenced to death
 
       October 2, 1780: British spy executed in Arnold affair
 
       October 7, 1780: Patriots prevail in Carolinas
 
       October 14, 1780: Patriots sting Loyalists at Shallow Ford, North Carolina
 
       October 15, 1780: British retreat from Middleburgh
 
       November 9, 1780: Sumter evades Wemyss in South Carolina
 
       December 4, 1780: Washington's cousin tricks Loyalists
 
       December 27, 1780: Americans raid Hammonds Store
 
       January 1, 1781: Mutiny of the Pennsylvania Line
 
       January 5, 1781: Benedict Arnold captures and destroys Richmond
 
       January 17, 1781: Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina
 
       January 24, 1781: "Light Horse" and "Swamp Fox" raid Georgetown, South Carolina
 
       January 30, 1781: Maryland finally ratifies Articles of Confederation
 
       February 1, 1781: Davidson College namesake killed at Cowan's Ford
 
       February 2, 1781: Nathanael Greene finds fortification at Steele's Tavern
 
       February 3, 1781: Greene crosses the Yadkin with Kosciusko's boats
 
       March 1, 1781: Articles of Confederation are ratified
 
       March 9, 1781: Spanish siege of Pensacola begins
 

       April 24th, 1781: Battle of Petersburg Begins

 

       April 25th, 1781: Cornwallis retreats from Guilford Courthouse

 

       May 15, 1781: Continentals capture Fort Granby, South Carolina

 

       May 22, 1781: Patriot siege of Ninety Six, South Carolina, begins

 

       August 13, 1781: Patriots ambush Loyalists as French set sail

 

       September 6, 1781: Arnold orders burning of New London

 

       September 8, 1781: Bloody battle begins at Eutaw Springs, South Carolina

 
       September 28, 1781: Battle of Yorktown begins
 
       October 3, 1781: French and Americans cut off British supplies at Gloucester
 
       October 19, 1781: Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown
 
       December 9, 1781: Loyalist Despairs at British Defeat
 
       December 28, 1781: British post troops on John's Island
 
       February 17, 1782: French and British battle in the Indian Ocean
 
       March 8, 1782: Pennsylvania militiamen senselessly murder Patriot allies
 

       May 26, 1782: Colonel William Crawford proceeds toward the Ohio

 
       June 20, 1782: Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States
 
       July 11, 1782: British evacuate Savannah, Georgia
 

       August 7, 1782: Washington creates the Purple Heart

 
       August 19, 1782: The Battle of Blue Licks at Blue Licks, Kentucky
 
       March 15, 1783: Washington puts an end to the Newburgh Conspiracy
 
       April 15, 1783: Congress ratifies peace with Great Britain
 
       April 17, 1783: Colbert launches raid on Fort Carlos, Arkansas
 

       May 18, 1783: United Empire Loyalists reach Canada

 

       September 3, 1783: Treaty of Paris signed

 
       November 22, 1783: John Hanson, first president under the Articles of Confederation, dies
 
       November 25, 1783: Last British soldiers leave New York
 
       December 20, 1783: Virginia cedes western land to federal government
 
       December 23, 1783: George Washington resigns as commander in chief
 
       January 14, 1784: Continental Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris
 
       February 28, 1784: John Wesley charters first Methodist Church in U.S.
 
       June 26, 1784: Delaware Patriot Caesar Rodney dies
 

       August 23, 1784: State of Franklin declares independence

 
       January 27, 1785: Georgia incorporates the first state university
 

       August 17, 1785: Connecticut Patriot Jonathan Trumbull dies

 
       January 25, 1787: Rebels Attack Springfield Arsenal
 

       May 14, 1787: Constitutional Convention delegates begin to assemble

 

       May 25, 1787: Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia

 
       July 13, 1787: Congress enacts the Northwest Ordinance
 
       December 7, 1787: Delaware ratifies the Constitution
 
       December 12, 1787: Pennsylvania ratifies the Constitution
 
       June 21, 1788: U.S. Constitution ratified
 
       February 4, 1789: Washington unanimously elected by Electoral College to first and second terms
 
       February 12, 1789: Ethan Allen dies
 
       April 1, 1789: First U.S. House of Representatives elects speaker
 

       July 15, 1789: Lafayette selected colonel-general of the National Guard of Paris

 

       September 2, 1789: Congress founds U.S. Treasury

 
       October 3, 1789: George Washington Issues Thanksgiving Proclamation
 
       November 6, 1789: John Carroll named first Catholic bishop in U.S.
 
       November 20, 1789: New Jersey ratifies the Bill of Rights
 
       January 8, 1790: President George Washington delivers first State of the Union
 
       April 17, 1790: Benjamin Franklin dies
 

       May 9, 1791: Patriot politician and composer Francis Hopkinson dies

 
       December 15, 1791: The Bill of Rights becomes law
 
       February 20, 1792: Postal Service Act regulates United States Post Office Department
 
       March 10, 1792: The Right Honourable John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, dies
 

       May 8, 1792: Militia Act establishes conscription under federal law

 

       July 18, 1792: Naval hero John Paul Jones dies in Paris

 

       August 4, 1792: British General John Burgoyne dies

 

       August 20, 1794: Battle of Fallen Timbers

 

       May 19, 1795: New Hampshire Patriot Josiah Bartlett dies

 
       January 4, 1796: Congress accepts Colors of the French Republic
 

       August 3, 1797: Lord Jeffrey Amherst dies

 
       October 21, 1797: USS Constitution Launched in Boston
 

       July 14, 1798: Sedition Act becomes federal law

 
       February 25, 1799: William Dawes Dies
 
       October 28, 1800: Revolutionary War Commander Artemas Ward Dies
 
       November 4, 1801: Patriot, politician and physician William Shippen dies
 
       March 26, 1802: Deborah Sampson Performs in Boston
 
       February 24, 1803: Marbury v. Madison establishes judicial review
 

       June 24, 1803: New Hampshire Patriot Matthew Thornton dies

 
       October 2, 1803: Samuel Adams Dies
 
       December 30, 1803: Francis Lewis dies
 

       May 30, 1806: Patriot and future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson

 

       September 13, 1806: American sympathizer Charles James Fox dies in Britain

 

       May 13, 1807: Connecticut Patriot Eliphalet Dyer dies

 
       November 24, 1807: Mohawk Chief Joseph Brant dies
 
       February 26, 1813: "The Chancellor", New York Patriot Robert R. Livingston, Dies
 

       May 27, 1813: Thomas Jefferson writes to John Adams

 

       July 4, 1826: John Adams Dies

 
       June 28, 1836: Former President James Madison dies
 
       June 19, 1885: Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor
 
       March 17, 1901: Boston Celebrates First Evacuation Day
 
       The EIGHT MISSING Presidents
 
       The Americans Who Risked Everything
 
       Open Letter from the Paul Carrington Chapter No. 5, TXSSAR dated January 4th, 1956
 
       Spy network gave Washington victory
 

       Bunker Hill dead may lie under gardens

 
       Archeologist studies 37 tombs under Old North Church
 

       1764-1776: Coming of the American Revolution

 
       TOP SECRET, NOW DECLASSIFIED - A World War II Invasion Plan Not Found in the History Books
 
       British warship that Paul Revere eluded surfaces in Cape Cod sands
 

       In Honor of Officers Lost

 
 
 
 
Annual Report to State
 
 
 
 
Chapter By-Laws
 
       Chapter By-Laws - 4th Amended By-Laws
 
 
 
 
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       Library of Virginia - Research Recommendations

 


     

     
     

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