American Revolutionary War History
1774 - The Parliament of Great Britain gave royal assent to the Massachusetts Government Act. The act abrogated the existing colonial charter of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and gave its royally-appointed governor wide-ranging powers.
1774 - The Parliament of Great Britain enacted the Administration of Justice Act (Act for the Impartial Administration of Justice). The Act granted a change of venue to another British colony or Great Britain in trials of officials charged with a crime growing out of their enforcement of the law or suppression of riots.
1778 - In Pennsylvania, the Battle of Barren Hill took place. British forces made an unsuccessful attempt to trap Continentals that were defending Valley Forge.