Americans begin shelling British troops in Boston.
New York firm J. & A. McLean publish the first volume of The Federalist, containing 36 essays arguing for adoption of the Constitution. (A second volume with the remaining 49 essays is published May 28.)
Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances.
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