Friday, June 14, 2024

Today in
American Revolutionary War History

1775 - The Continental Army was founded by the Second Continental Congress for purposes of common defense. This event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army. On June 15, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief.

1775 - Dr. Joseph Warren was appointed a Major General by the Provincial Congress. He was killed a three days later at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

1777 - The Continental Congress adopted a resolution that stated that "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."

1801 - Benedict Arnold died. He was buried in his Continental Army uniform at St. Mary's Church, Middlesex, London.

1877 - The first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the American flag. In 1949, Congress officially designated June 14 as a national day of observance to be known as Flag Day.

Revolutionary War Quote

"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can."
Samuel Adams

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