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2020 ~ Mount Vernon Chapter & Historical Calendar
Keys:
  = Occasions for proudly displaying your flag per the U.S. Flag code.
Chapter Events
Regular Meetings (2nd Tuesday of Month): 1/14, - , 3/10, 4/14, 5/12, 6/9, - , - , 9/8, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8
Annual Dinner: 2/22 RSVP;   Picnic: Open Date;   No Meeting: 8/11
SAR Events - (National or State events)
Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"    About Jack Manning | alssar.org
Historical Events & Figures from the American Revolution
by compatriots George Thurmond & Herman Tovey
The Revolutionary War in Four Minutes on YouTube   | Video List
The Revolutionary War: Animated Battle Map / Timeline
Sources:   Time & Date | Flag Code | Georgia State Holidays

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January 2020

Date Time/Year Activity
1 NEW YEARS DAY
1 1752 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Betsy Ross is Born
2 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Americans Win the Battle of Assunpink Creek
2 STATE OF GEORGIA   (Admitted to the Union January 2nd, 1788)
3 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
American Victory at the Battle of Princeton

VIDEO:   The Battle of Princeton
Battle of Princeton in Four Minutes by Historian Kristopher White
4 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Samuel Nicholas Leads The First Us Marines Mission
5 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Benedict Arnold Captures and Destroys Richmond, Virginia
7 1789 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The First Electoral College is Chosen
8 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General John Burgoyne's Play the Blockade of Boston is Interrupted
10 1776 Thomas Paine publishes 'Common Sense'.   Link to Info | Thomas Paine
10 1779 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
John Paul Jones Takes Command of the Bonhomme Richard.
10 11:30 am Mount Vernon Chapter BOM Meeting
11 1755 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Alexander Hamilton is Born
14 1741 Historical Figures from the American Revolution   Link to info
Benedict Arnold - Born on January 14, 1741
14 1784 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Treaty of Paris Brings the American Revolution to a Close
14 7:00 pm The Mount Vernon Chapter January Meeting at 7 pm
Location: Vintage Pizzeria in The Shops of Dunwoody.
Participants are encouraged to come at 6 pm for the social hour.

17 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
General Daniel Morgan Wins the Battle of Cowpens

VIDEO:   The Battle of Cowpens
Battle of Cowpens in Four Minutes by Historian Daniel Davis
19 1770 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Battle of Golden Hill - 1st Blood Shed in the American Revolution
20 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Pompton Mutiny Begins
20 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY   (Third Monday)
21 1738 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Colonel Ethan Allen is Born
24 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Light-Horse Harry Lee and Francis Marion Attack Georgetown
25 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Presbyterian Church Burned at Elizabethtown, New Jersey
24-25   Annual Georgia Society SAR Conference & State BOM
Location: Sonesta Gwinnett Place, 1775 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Georgia. (Must fill out form and provide check before hand.)
26 1779 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Georgia Patriots Make A Stand At Burke County Jail

February

Date Time/Year Activity
1 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
North Carolina Militia Fight at the Battle of Cowan's Ford
2 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Elizabeth Maxwell Steele Gives Her Coins to General Nathanael Greene
3 1779 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General William Moultrie Wins the Battle of Beaufort
4 1783 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
King George III Declares a Permanent Ceasefire to the American Revolution
4 2020 Carl Espy Funeral -   Link to Obit
5 1803 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Brigadier General Moses Hazen Dies
6 1778 The Treaty of Alliance with France   Link to Info
6 1808 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Anna Maria Lane Receives a Revolutionary War Veterans Pension
7-8-9 2020 241st Anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek in Washington, GA.
February 7 - February 8 - February 9 -   Information -   Click Here
8 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Daniel Boone is Captured by a British/Shawnee War Party
9 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
General Lachlan McIntosh is Exchanged for General Charles O'Hara
11 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Colonel John Laurens Sets Sail For France on the USS Alliance
11   No Regular Meeting in Dunwoody - See Annual Dinner Below
12 1746 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Revolutionary War Hero Thaddeus Kosciuszko is Born
12 LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
13 1818 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
General George Rogers Clark Dies
14 1779 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Kettle Creek is Won by the Patriots
14 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Pyle's Massacre Takes Place in North Carolina
14   VALENTINES DAY
15 1726 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Abraham Clark is Born
16 1724 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
South Carolina Patriot Christopher Gadsden is Born
17 1765 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The House of Commons Passes the Stamp Act
17 1815 The War of 1812 Ends ~ June 18, 1812 - February 17, 1815
17 PRESIDENTS DAY/WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY   (Third Monday)
19 1807 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Aaron Burr Is Arrested For Treason
20 1726 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Colonel William Prescott is Born
21 1787 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Confederation Congress Approves a New Constitutional Convention
22 1770 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Christopher Seider, First Casualty of the American Revolution
22 6:00 pm The Annual Mount Vernon Chapter Installation Banquet   Details Here
Location: Indian Hills Country Club, 4001 Clubland Drive, Marietta, GA 30068.
23 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Baron von Steuben Arrives at Valley Forge
23-25 1779 The Siege of Fort Vincennes   Link to Info
24 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Pyle's Massacre Takes Place in North Carolina
25 1746 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney is Born
26 1839 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Sybil Ludington, the Female Paul Revere, Dies
27 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge
27-29 2020 2020 SAR Spring Leadership Meeting - Louisville, KY   * Information *
If you are staying at the Brown Hotel, parking is included in the cost of your room.
28 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Colonel William Washington is Born

March

Date Time/Year Activity
1 1781 Articles of Confederation   Link to Info
3 1779 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Patriots Lose the Battle of Brier Creek
4 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Takes Dorchester Heights
5 1770 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"
The Boston Massacre Leaves Five Dead Civilians   Link to info
Five Die in Boston Massacre (including Crispus Attucks)   Link to info
6 1745 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Casimir Pulaski Is Born
6 -- Mount Vernon Chapter BOM Meeting   This meeting was moved to April.
8   DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS - Clocks ahead 1 hour
10 1783 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Last Naval Battle of the American Revolution  
10 6:45 pm The Mount Vernon Chapter March Meeting at 6:45 pm
Location: Vintage Pizzeria in The Shops of Dunwoody.
Participants are encouraged to come early for the social hour.

11 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Commander-in-Chief's Guard is Formed  
12 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
British Invasion Fleet Arrives Off Cape Fear, North Carolina  
15 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Guilford Courthouse is the Beginning of the End of British Rule
17 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The British Army Abandons Boston
17 ST. PATRICK'S DAY
(Though not on the US Flag Code list, it is considered a National Holiday.)
18 1766 Repeal of the Stamp Act   Link to Info
22 1765 The Stamp Act of 1765 - Link to Info
British Parliament Imposes a Direct Tax on the Colonies
22 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Captain James Estill Killed at the Battle of Little Mountain
23 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Patrick Henry Gives His "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech
24 1765 The Quartering Act - Link to Info
Britain Requires Colonist to Provide Housing, Food, and Provisions to British Troops
24 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Toms River Blockhouse Fight
25 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Americans Win the Battle of Saint-Pierre
26 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
South Carolina Becomes an Independent State
27 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Captain Abraham Whipple Runs the USS Columbus Aground
28 1747 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Benjamin Franklin Writes About His Studies In Electricity
28 1774 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
British Parliament Adopts the Coercive Acts.
29 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Siege of Charleston Begins
30 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The New England Restraining Act is Made Law
31 1770 The Boston Port Act   Link to Info

April

Date Time/Year Activity
1 1789 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Frederick Muhlenberg Elected First Speaker of the House
2 1792 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Congress Creates the First United States Mint
3 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Congress Authorizes Privateers to Capture British Ships
3 11:30 am Mount Vernon Chapter BOM Meeting - Cancelled 
4 2020 Grave Marking - Marietta, GA - Event Postponed
5 1764 The Sugar Act   Link to Info
6 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Continental Navy Loses the Battle of Block Island.
7 1740 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Financier Haym Solomon is Born.
9 1783 The Treaty of Paris   Link to Info
12 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
North Carolina Is The First State To Call For Independence
13 1743 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Thomas Jefferson is Born.
14 6:45 pm The Mount Vernon Chapter April Meeting - CANCELLED
14 1789 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Learns He is the First President
15 1741 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Artist Charles Willson Peale is Born
15 1781 Historical Events from the American Revolution   Link to info
"Maham Tower" at Fort Watson, SC
16 1730 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General, Sir Henry Clinton is Born
17 1790 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Benjamin Franklin Dies
18 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Paul Revere Makes His Famous Midnight Ride

VIDEO:   Paul Revere's Ride
Paul Revere's Ride in Four Minutes by Historian Elissa Forsythe
18 2020 Fredrica Patriots Day, St. Simons, Ga. - Cancelled
19 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Lexington & Concord - The American Revolution Begins

VIDEO:   Lexington & Concord
Lexington & Concord in Four Minutes by Historian James Percoco
20 1775 The Gunpowder Incident   Link to Info
22 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Nathan Hale Decides to Join the American Revolution
25 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General Greene Loses the Battle of Hobkirk's Hill (near Camden, South Carolina)
25 2020 State SAR BOM - Barnesville, GA - Rescheduled to May 30th
26 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
British Forces Raid Danbury, Connecticut
26 2020 Annual Services & Grave Marking - Midway, GA - Cancelled
30 1789 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"  Link to info
George Washington Inaugurated First President of the United States.

May

Date Time/Year Activity
1 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Brigadier General John Lacey Loses the Battle of Crooked Billet
2 2020 #1 Grave Marking - Augusta, GA - Postponed
2 2020 #2 Grave Marking - Washington, GA - Postponed
4 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Rhode Island Is The First State To Declare Independence
5 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Ben Franklin Returns from Great Britain
7 1945 End of WWII - Europe
May 7th 1945 - Germany Surrenders : Movietone News Video
"At 02:41 on the morning of 7 May, at SHAEF headquarters in Reims, France, the Chief-of-Staff of the German Armed Forces High Command, General Alfred Jodl, signed an unconditional surrender document for all German forces to the Allies." 
10 1773 The Tea Act (of the Parliament of Great Britain)   Link to Info
10 1775 The Siege of Fort_Ticonderoga -   Link to Info
Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold Take the Fort in a Surprise Attack
10 1775 The Second Continental Congress Established   Link to Info
10 1818 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Paul Revere Dies - 1818
10 MOTHER'S DAY   (Second Sunday)
11 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General Thomas Sumter Captures Orangeburg
12 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Seth Warner Captures Fort Crown Point
12 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Siege of Charleston Ends - - fought between March 29 to May 12, 1780.
12 6:45 pm The Mount Vernon Chapter May Meeting at Vintage Pizzeria is CANCELLED
Check your eMail for the Virtual Online meeting details.
13 1744 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Captain Abraham Lincoln is Born
14 1607 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Jamestown Settlement Is Founded
14 1787 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Constitutional Convention Delegates Begin to Assemble
14 ARMY BIRTHDAY
(Though not on the US Flag Code list, it is considered a National Holiday.)
15 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Virginia Votes To Declare Independence
16 1771 The Battle of Alamance   Link to Info
16 ARMED FORCES DAY   (Third Saturday)
16 2020 Grave Marking - Dawsonville, GA - Postponed
18 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Mischianza is Thrown for British General Sir William Howe
19 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Georgia Declaration of Independence Signer Button Gwinnett Dies
20 1774 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Parliament Shuts Down Self-Rule in Massachusetts
20 1778 The Battle of Barren Hill   Link to Info
22 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Siege of Ninety-Six Begins
24 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
John Hancock Elected President of the Continental Congress
25 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Crawford Expedition Begins
25 MEMORIAL DAY   (last Monday in May)
(Flag stays at half-staff until noon.)
27 1775 The Battle of Chelsea Creek - Link to Info
(2nd military engagement of the Boston campaign.)
28 1754 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Starts the French and Indian War
29 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Banastre Tarleton Wins the Battle of the Waxhaws
29 2020 Grave Marking - Bowden, GA - Cancelled
30 2020 State SAR BOM Meeting on ZOOM - Time: 10 am

June

Date Time/Year Activity
1 1774 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Boston Port Act Takes Effect
2 1731 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Martha Washington is Born
3 1779 Middlebrook NJ encampment closed.   Link to Info
3 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Jack Jouett Becomes the Paul Revere of the South
4 1738 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
King George III is Born
5 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Second Siege of Augusta Comes to an End
6 D DAY
(Though not on the US Flag Code list, it is considered a National Holiday.)
7 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
British Turned Back at the Battle of Connecticut Farms
8 1789 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
James Madison Proposes the Bill of Rights
9 1772 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Gaspee Incident Occurs
9 6:00 pm The Mount Vernon Chapter June Meeting
There will be an Online meeting using ZOOM at 6 pm. It will include the induction of three new members and a presentation on Arlington Cemetery.
Send an eMail to request an link to the meeting.  
10 1768 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
John Hancock's Ship Liberty is Confiscated
11 1741 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Doctor Joseph Warren is Born
12 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Machias is the First Naval Battle of the Revolution
13 1783 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The 1st Rhode Island Regiment is Disbanded
14 FLAG DAY
14 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
First American Flag is Officially Adopted
15 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Appointed Head of the Continental Army
17 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Patriots Lose the Battle of Bunker Hill (Breed’s Hill)

VIDEO:   Bunker Hill
Bunker Hill in Four Minutes by Historian James Percoco
18 1812 The War of 1812 Begins ~ June 18, 1812 - February 17, 1815
19 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Continental Army Leaves Valley Forge
20 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Great Seal of the United States is Adopted
21 1788 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
New Hampshire Ratifies the US Constitution
21 FATHERS DAY   (third Sunday in June)
22 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Nathanael Greene Becomes a General in the Continental Army
23 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Patriots Win the Battle of Springfield
26 1742 Historical Figures from the American Revolution   Link to info
Arthur Middleton is Born - Delegate to the Continental Congress (1781 - 1783)
27 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Congress Leave York, Pennsylvania for Philadelphia
28 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Monmouth
29 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Nancy Explodes At The Battle Of Turtle Gut Inlet
30 1783 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Congress Reconvenes in Princeton, New Jersey

July

Date Time/Year Activity
1 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
A Cherokee War Campaign Against The Southern Colonies Begins
2 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Real Declaration Of Independence Is Made
2 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Congress Votes for Independence
3 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Wyoming Massacre Takes Place
3 1:00 pm Mount Vernon Chapter BOM Meeting   This will be a zoom meeting.
4
 
Independence Day - 1776  Link to Info
The Declaration of Independence Adopted by the 2nd Continental Congress

The Annual Dunwoody 4th of July 2020 Parade is Postponed.

VIDEO:   Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence in Four Minutes by Historian Jim Percoco
4 1826 Historical Figures from the American Revolution   Link to info
2nd President of the United States John Adams Dies
5 1777 Fort Ticonderoga Abandoned by the Americans -   Link to Info
Due to Advancing British Troops Placing Cannon on Mount Defiance
7 1777 The Battle of Hubbardton   Link to Info
8 1779 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Makes His Headquarters at West Point
9 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Declaration of Independence is Read to Troops in New York City
7/9-15/2020 The 130th Annual SAR Congress in Richmond, VA is CANCELLED.
10 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Picnics at Great Falls
11 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The British Evacuate Savannah, Georgia
12 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Admiral Howe's Fleet Arrives at Staten Island
15 1779 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Stony Point Begins
15 STATE OF GEORGIA -   Readmitted into the Union July 15nd, 1870.
The last former Confederate state to do so.
16 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Maryland Has Its Largest Battle of the Revolution
17 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Quinby Bridge and Shubrick's Plantation
18 1792 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Captain John Paul Jones Dies
18 2020 The Mount Vernon Chapter Annual Picnic is CANCELLED
23 1793 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Roger Sherman Dies
25 2020 Georgia State SAR BOM
26 1774 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Ben Franklin Becomes the First Postmaster General
27 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Ushant
28 1779 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Fort Freeland
29 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Loyalists Win the Battle of the House in the Horseshoe
30 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Clinton Becomes 1st Governor of New York
31 1871 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Rachel Fletcher Confirms the Betsy Ross Flag Story

August

Date Time/Year Activity
1 1794 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Whiskey Rebels Gather to March on Pittsburgh
2 1754 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Pierre Charles L'Enfant is Born - The Architect of Washington DC
3 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Benedict Arnold Given Command of West Point
4 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Bird's Expedition Against Kentucky Comes to an End
5 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Dogger Bank
6 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
New Yorkers Fight at the Battle of Oriskany
7 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Washington Creates the Purple Heart Award
8 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Patriots Win the Battle of Gloucester
9 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Naval Action of August 9th 1780 Takes Place
10 1774 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Georgia Patriots Meet at Tondee's Tavern
11   No August Mount Vernon Chapter meeting this month.
12 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Andrew Pickens Wins the Ring Fight
13 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Second Battle of Machias
14 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Bermuda Gunpowder Plot

VIDEO:   Gunpowder
Gunpowder in Four Minutes by Historian Jack Warren
15 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Siege of Bryan's Station Begins
16 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Camden
16 1780 Historical Events from the American Revolution   Link to info
The Battle of Camden
18 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Thomas Sumter Is Routed at the Battle of Fishing Creek
19 1779 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Major Henry Lee Wins the Battle of Paulus Hook
20 1794 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Fallen Timbers
21 1754 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Banastre Tarleton is Born
22 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Staten Island
24 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Lochry's Defeat
25 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Philadelphia Campaign Begins
27 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Loses the Battle of Long Island
27 1776 The Battle of Brooklyn   Link to WIKI Info
(aka Battle of Long Island; Battle of Brooklyn Heights)
The first major battle and largest of the American Revolutionary War to take place after the United States declared its independence on July 4, 1776.

VIDEO:   The Battle of Brooklyn
The Revolutionary War in Four Minutes by Jeff Richman
29 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Rhode Island is Lost
30 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
French Fleet Arrives at the Chesapeake Bay

September

Date Time/Year Activity
1 1774 Powder Alarm   Link to Info
1 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Major McCulloch's Leap
2 1945 End of WWII - Pacific   "The formal surrender of Japan ceremony took place aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945."
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_War

3 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Battle of Cooch's Bridge
4 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The 'Swamp Fox' Wins the Battle of Blue Savannah
5 1774 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Continental Congress Meets for the First Time
7 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The American Turtle (a submersible ship) Attacks the HMS Eagle
7 LABOR DAY   (First Monday in September)
8 6:45 pm The Mount Vernon Chapter September Meeting at 6:45 pm
Location: Vintage Pizzeria in The Shops of Dunwoody.
Participants are encouraged to come early for the social hour.

11 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
American Loss at the Battle of Brandywine
11 1777 The Battle of Brandywine   Link to Info

VIDEO:   The Battle of Branywine
The Battle of Branywine in Four Minutes by Historian Thomas McGuire
11 PATRIOT DAY   (Half Staff)
(Though not on the US Flag Code list, it is considered a National Holiday.)
13 1739 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Brigadier General Andrew Pickens is Born
15 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The British Landing at Kip's Bay
16 1776 The Battle of Harlem Heights   Link to Info
16-18 1779 The Siege of Savannah (the Second Battle of Savannah)   Link to Info
16 1722 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Samuel Adams is Born
17 1787 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
US Constitution is Adopted
17 CONSTITUTION DAY
(Though not on the US Flag Code list, it is considered a National Holiday.)
18 1819 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Leader of the American Revolution from New Hampshire - John Langdon Dies
19 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Battle of Freeman's Farm - (The First of the Battles of Saratoga)
19-21 2020 2020 SAR Fall Leadership Meeting - Louisville, KY   * Information *
20 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Battle of Paoli
21 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Great Fire of New York of 1776
22 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Nathan Hale is Hanged
23 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Benedict Arnold's Treason is Discovered

VIDEO:   Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold in Four Minutes by Historian James Percoco
24 1755 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Chief Justice John Marshall Is Born
25 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Ethan Allen is Captured
26 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Battle of Charlotte
27 1722 Historical Figures from the American Revolution   Link to info
Adams Samuel is Born
27 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
Baylor's Massacre Takes Place
28 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Siege of Yorktown Begins
29 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
British Spy, Major John Andre, is Sentenced to Death

Look for the movie "The Scarlet Coat" starring Cornel Wilde (1955) - "During the Revolutionary War,  (fictional) American Major John Boulton feigns desertion in order to uncover a British plot to seize the stronghold of West Point."   It is a Hollywood story that includes the fate (hanged) of Major John Andre.   Link to IMDB
30 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to Info
The Battle of Edgar's Lane

October

Date Time/Year Activity
2 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Benedict Arnold Passes Norridgewock Falls.
4 1777 The Battle of Germantown   Link to Info
7 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Kings Mountain - This was a Patriot Victory. Following the death of British General Ferguson at Kings Mountain, the British were forced to split Southern forces in two, which ultimately led to the capture of Cornwallis and defeat of the British at Yorktown.
7 1780 Historical Events from the American Revolution   Link to info
The Battle of Kings Mountain
9 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Bombardment of Yorktown Begins
9 11:30 am Mount Vernon Chapter BOM Meeting   Location: TBD
10 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General William Howe Replaces Lt. General Thomas Gage
11 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Valcour Island Begins
12 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
British Troops Sail Up The East River
12 COLUMBUS DAY   (Second Monday in October)
13 1792 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Lays the Cornerstone of the White House
13 6:45 pm The Mount Vernon Chapter October Meeting at 6:45 pm
Location: Vintage Pizzeria in The Shops of Dunwoody.
Participants are encouraged to come early for the social hour.

14 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Shallow Ford
15 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Affair at Little Egg Harbor
16 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Royalton Raid
17 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Americans Win the Battles of Saratoga

VIDEO:   The Battle of Saratoga
(Best in Theater Mode)
19 1774 The Peggy Stewart Burned   Link to Info
19 1781 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Cornwallis Surrenders at Yorktown

VIDEO:   The Battle of Yorktown
20 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Robert Howe Promoted to Major General
21 1797 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The USS Constitution is Launched
22 1777 The Battle of Red Bank   Link to Info
23 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
British Fleet Defeated On The Delaware River
24 1821 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
New Jersey Patriot Elias Boudinot Dies
25 1764 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
John and Abigail Adams Are Married
26 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Benjamin Franklin Sets Sail For France
27 1787 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
First of the Federalist Papers Is Published
27 NAVY DAY
28 1776 The Battle of White Plains   Link to Info
31   HALLOWEEN

November

Date Time/Year Activity
1 1765 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Stamp Act Officially Takes Effect
1   DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS
Clocks back 1 hour

2 1783 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Issues Farewell Orders to the Continental Army
3 1791 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Vermont Ratifies the Bill of Rights
4 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Admiral D'Estaing Leaves For The West Indies
5 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
De La Balme's Defeat
8 1800 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Fire Destroys Revolutionary War Records in War Department
9 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General Thomas Sumter Wins the Battle of Fishdam Ford
10 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Last Battle of the American Revolution is Fought
10 MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY
(Though not on the US Flag Code list, it is considered a National Holiday.)
10 6:45 pm The Mount Vernon Chapter November Meeting at 6:45 pm
Location: Vintage Pizzeria in The Shops of Dunwoody.
Participants are encouraged to come early for the social hour.

11 VETERANS DAY - ARMISTICE DAY 1918
The End of WWI - Listen to recording of the end of the war.   * Link *
11 1744 Historical Figures from the American Revolution   Link to info
Abigail Adams is Born - Wife of President John Adams
12 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Abigail Adams Reveals Anger Toward Great Britain
13 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General Richard Montgomery Takes Montreal
15 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Articles of Confederation Are Approved
16 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Americans Lose the Battle of Fort Washington
16 VETERANS DAY OBSERVED
  (Monday following THE 11TH)
17 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Henry Knox Begins the Knox Expedition
19 1794 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
John Jay's Treaty is Signed
20 1728 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Ben Franklin Publishes Articles of Belief and Acts of Religion
20 1776 The Battle of Fort Lee   Link to Info
21 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Continental Congress Writes to Oswald Eve
22 1783 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Maryland Patriot Leader John Hanson Dies
23 1730 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General William Moultrie Is Born
24 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
North Carolina Wins the Battle of Midway Church
25 1783 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Last British Soldiers Evacuate the United States
26 1727 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General Artemas Ward is Born
"He organized the defenses on Bunker Hill and at the Siege of Boston."
26 THANKSGIVING DAY   (Fourth Thursday in November)
27 1773 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Tea Ship Dartmouth Arrives in Boston Harbor
29 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
USS Lee Captures British Brigantine Nancy
30 1778 The 2nd Middlebrook Encampment   Link to Info
30 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Preliminary Treaty of Paris is Signed

December

Date Time/Year Activity
3 1780 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
General Nathanael Greene Takes Over the Southern Department
5 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Battle of White Marsh Begins
7 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Marquis de Lafayette Arranges To Fight With The Americans
7 PEARL HARBOR DAY
(Though not on the US Flag Code list, it is considered a National Holiday.)
8 6:45 pm The Mount Vernon Chapter December Meeting at 6:45 pm
Location: Vintage Pizzeria in The Shops of Dunwoody.
Participants are encouraged to come early for the social hour.

9 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
American Victory at the Battle of Great Bridge
10 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
John Jay is Elected President of the Continental Congress
11 1777 The Battle of Matson's Ford   Link to Info
12 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Continental Congress Leaves Philadelphia Fearing British Invasion
14 1799 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Dies at Mount Vernon
15 1791 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
United States Ratifies the Bill of Rights
16 1773 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Boston Tea Party Takes Place
17 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
French Government Formally Recognizes the United States
18 1787 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
New Jersey is the Third State to Ratify the US Constitution
19 1777 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Continental Army Begins Encampment at Valley Forge.

VIDEO:   Valley Forge
Yorktown in Four Minutes by Park Ranger David Lawrence
20 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
New Jersey Militiamen Skirmish with British Patrol at Howell's Ferry
21 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Skirmish at Petticoat Bridge Draws Away Support From Trenton
22 1774 The Greenwich Tea Party   Link to Info
22 1775 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Esek Hopkins Appointed Commander-in-Chief of Continental Navy
22 1776 The Battle of Iron Works Hill   Link to Info
23 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Thomas Paine's The American Crisis is Read to the Continental Army
24 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Brigantine General Arnold Leaves Boston On Its Fateful Mission
25 CHRISTMAS DAY
25 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
George Washington Crosses the Delaware River

VIDEO:   Washington's Crossing
Washington Crosses the Delaware in Four Minutes by Historian Kristopher White
26 1776 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Americans Win the Battle of Trenton

VIDEO:   The Battle of Trenton
The Battle of Second Trenton in Four Minutes by Historian Gary Aldelman
27 1782 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
The Battle of Cedar Bridge is Fought
28 1732 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Ben Franklin Publishes the First Poor Richard's Almanack
29 1778 Jack Manning's "Yesterday In History"   Link to info
Savannah, Georgia Is Captured By The British Army
31   NEW YEARS EVE


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