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
Who is wise? He that learns from every One.
Who is powerful? He that governs his Passions.
Who is rich? He that is content.
Who is that? Nobody.
— Benjamin Franklin,1755