January 2th 1777-British come in contact with General Washington’s Army East of Trenton. 7th 1789-First Electoral College meets and casts all votes for George Washington as the first president under the Constitution. 8th 1776-Brunswick, Germany signs treaty with Britain to supply 4,300 mercenary, including light infantry (Hessians). 16th 1788-French recognize U.S. independence 19th 1776-Continental Congress in Philadelphia votes to send reinforcements to assist American troops invading Canada. 20th 1781-New Jersey troops mutiny, but Gen. Robert Howe arrives from West Point to rally the troops. 23th 1776-Lord Sterling, NJ patriot, led capture of HMS Blue Mountain Valley. A British supply ship 26th 1776-William Franklin, Gov. of NJ., is placed under house arrest by American Forces. 29th 1779-British forces take Augusta Georgia
If you enjoy these historical bits of information, a calendar has been published in which there are historical write-ups for each month and each day of the year has at least one historical note that happened on that day in the year noted. The calendar sells for $20 and this will cover any postage if needed. Once all of costs are met, the remainder of the money will be donated to the Center for Advancing America's Heritage CAAH. If you are interested you may contact: Jim Blauer
Please Note:The calendars are for 2015, all the information works for any year on the dates and the write ups for each month. A calendar was not printed for 2016.
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