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This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1752, Ben Franklin conducted an experiment which has grown into legend. Franklin hypothesized that lightning was a form of electricity. His method of proving this was originally church steeple but he then opted to go fly a kite.
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This Day in Founding Founders History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1776, an address had been drafted by committee and was presented to the Continental Congress, check out today's Founding Fathers History to find out what it said.
12 November 2014
14 September 2014
On this day in 1814, after witnessing the British attack on Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem, “Defence of Fort McHenry,” which later was paired with the tune of a popular British song and named “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Find out what else happened on This Day in Founder's History at mikechurch.com
13 September 2014
On this day (or the 18th, depending on the source) in 1789, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton began negotiations to secure the first loan to the U.S. government, referred to as the “Temporary Loan of 1789,” in order to pay the salaries of the President and members of Congress. Find out what else happened on This Day in Founders History at mikechurch.com
22 August 2014
This Day In Founders History – 22 August - On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress ordered the movement of militia in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia to specific locations to await orders from General Washington when a letter from W. Bordley to William Paca, delegate from Maryland, was read, which stated: “Advice being received that the enemy’s fleet are in Chesapeake Bay between Rock Hall and the mouth of Patapsco river.”
21 August 2014
This Day In Founders History – 21 August - On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress was informed that a large collection of tar was made at Wilmington, North Carolina and that the enemy’s fleet was upon the southern coast. “Resolved, That it be earnestly recommended to the executive power of North Carolina, to cause all the military and naval stores in the said State, to be removed to places of security. . . that the same should not fall into the enemy’s hands; and that such stores should be destroyed rather than to be possessed by the enemy.”
20 August 2014
This Day In Founders History – 20 August - On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress “resolved itself into a committee of the whole to take into their farther consideration the Articles of Confederation.” Congress also appointed Dr. John Morgan “director general and physician in chief of the American hospital.” For more, check out today's This Day In Founders History....
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26 July 2014
This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. One notable birthday on this day in 1727, that of Horatio Gates. Gates was born in England and moved to America at 22, fought during the French and Indian War, and then returned to England. He didn’t return to the U.S. until 1772, at which point he purchased a plantation in Virginia. At the outset of the Revolutionary War, Gates became a brigadier general, taking command of troops in New York.
25 July 2014
This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1775, the Continental Congress sent an “Address to the Assembly of Jamaica.” The address explains the congress’s decision to include Jamaica in the embargo of British goods, as Jamaica was a British colony at the time
17 July 2014
This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. Another birthday on this day in 1744, that of Elbridge Gerry. Gerry assumed the office of vice president under President Madison after George Clinton died in office, and Gerry too died in office less than two years later.
12 July 2014
The timing of these reminders is no coincidence because these rules FOLLOWED the introduction of the Articles of Confederation, the second most important document of the Continental Congress era. Note the wording of the rules and the explicit nature of what is to be done with materials used to produce DRAFT COPIES.
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06 June 2014
This Day In Founding Fathers History – 7 June On this day in 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced three resolutions to the Continental Congress.