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March Revolutionary Calendar
« on: March 07, 2010, 03:34:48 PM »
From the Breeds Hill institute mailing list

March Revolutionary Calendar

March 1 1781       The Articles Of Confederation Are Ratified

The articles outline the first official government of the United States. They will remain in effect until the ratification of the Constitution in 1789.

March 2 1776      The Artillery Decoy Begins

General George Washington orders American artillery forces to begin bombarding Boston in preparation for a surprise placement of artillery overlooking the city.

March 4, 1776    American forces occupy Dorchester Heights

Under the cover of constant bombing from American artillery and the darkness of night, Brigadier General John Thomas slips 2,000 troops, 56 cannons and artillery into position at Dorchester Heights above Boston. The troops worked through the night digging trenches, positioning cannons and completely taking the British by surprise.

March 5 1770      The Boston Massacre

On the cold, snowy night of March 5, 1770, a mob of angry colonists gathers at the Customs House in Boston and begins tossing snowballs and rocks at soldiers. The soldiers fire into the crowd killing 5.

March 15 1783     Washington stops the Newburgh Conspiracy

On the morning of March 15, 1783, General George Washington makes a surprise appearance at an assembly of army officers at Newburgh, New York, to calm the growing frustration and distrust they had been openly expressing towards Congress in the previous few weeks. The officers were openly debating a march on Congress before the army could be disbanded and lose their strength. Washington diffused the situation before it could become a threat to the new republic.

March 17 1776    British evacuate Boston

On this day in 1776, British forces are forced to evacuate Boston following General George Washington's successful placement of fortifications and cannons on Dorchester Heights. Boston is liberated. Huzzah!

March 22, 1765    British Parliament passes the Stamp Act

Fie Fie!

March 23 1775    Patrick Henry "Liberty or Death"

In an address to the house of Burgesses Henry gives his most famous speech ending with the now immortal lines "Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell