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
Strive to be the greatest Man in your Country, and you may be disappointed; Strive to be the best, and you may succeed: He may well win the race that runs by himself.
— Benjamin Franklin,1747