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January 9This man wrote a booklet called Common Sense
February 17The first volume of this author's 'Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire' was published
March 17British forces evacuate this capital of Massachusetts to Nova Scotia during Revolutionary War
April 3Washington recieves an LL.D. degree from the oldest college in the US
April 12The Halifax resolution for independence was adopted by this original thirteen colony
May 2These two European countries agreed to give amunition to US rebels
June 23Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to this head group
June 29This freedom fighter is appointed governor of Virginia
July 2This state gave all adults who could show a net worth of 50 pounds right to vote
July 4US gains independence from Britain with the signing of this document
July 9The Declaration of Independence is read to George Washington's troops in this state
August 10Word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches the capital of England
August 30US army evacuates this body of water south of Connecticut
September 21This famous US spy, spied on the British and was arrested
September 24This horse race runs for the first time
October 18Col John Glover & Marblehead regiment meet British Forces in this US city
November 16British troops capture this fort in the American Revolution
December 5This college was the first to have a fraternity in the US
December 25George Washington crosses this major river to help win in the Battle of Trenton
December 26This German Auxiliary gets defeated by George Washington

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