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Today in
American Revolutionary War History

1774 - British minister Joseph Priestly discovered oxygen while working as a tutor. He was the "author of Observations on Civil Liberty and the Nature and Justice of the War with America." Priestly established the first Unitarian church in Philadelphia. Then-Vice President John Adams attended his sermons.

1775 - A militia group under the general command of Major General James Wilkinson were ambushed by a group of Cherokees and Loyalists near present-day Seneca, South Carolina. The militia won the engagement.

Revolutionary War Quotes

"One man with courage is a majority."
Thomas Jefferson

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