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
One good Husband is worth two good Wives; for the scarcer things are the more they're valued.
— Benjamin Franklin,1742