List of National Historical Events

Jan 1 Betsy Ross (born 1752)
Jan 1 Paul Revere baptized 1735 (born ~Dec 21 1734)
Jan 12 John Hancock (born 1737)
Jan 14 Treaty of Paris (Continental Congress – Ratified, 1784)
Jan 17 Benjamin Franklin (born 1706)
Feb 12 Abraham Lincoln (born 1809)
Feb 22 George Washington (born 1732)
Mar 16 James Madison (born 1751)
Mar 23 Patrick Henry “Give Me Liberty…” Speech (1775)
Apr 13 Thomas Jefferson (born 1743)
Apr 18 Paul Revere’s “Ride” (1775)
Apr 19 Battles of Lexington & Concord (1775)
Apr 28 James Monroe (born 1758)
May 29 Patrick Henry (born 1736)
Jun 14 National Flag Day (flag adopted, 1777 by Continental Congress)
Jun 15 Washington Named Commander (1775)
Jun 17 Battle of Bunker Hill (1775)
Jul 4 Declaration of Independence (adopted, 1776 – signed Aug 2)
Jul 6 John Paul Jones (born 1747)
Sep 17 Constitution Ratified (1787) – “Constitution Day”
Sep 27 Samuel Adams (born 1722)
Oct 1 Washington State Constitution (ratified, 1889)
Oct 13 US Navy authorized (1775, by Continental Congress)
Oct 19 General Lord Cornwallis Surrenders at Yorktown, VA (1781)
Oct 30 John Adams (born 1735)
Nov 11 Washington State (1889, proclaimed a state by Pres. Harrison)
Nov 30 British sign Articles of Peace (1782)
Dec 15 Bill of Rights (Ratified effective 1791)
Dec 16 Boston Tea Party (1773)
Dec 23 Washington Resigns as Commander in Chief (1783)
Dec 26 Washington Crosses the Delaware (1776, captures Trenton)