Today in the Revolution ...
Stamp Act Congress, meeting in New York, writes Declaration of Rights & Liberties.
British General Charles Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown, Virginia, at 2 PM. Though no one knows it, the Revolutionary War effectively ends.
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK
If a Man casually exceeds, let him fast the next Meal, and all may be well again, provided it be not too often done; as if he exceed at Dinner, let him refrain a Supper, &c.
— Benjamin Franklin,1742