Today in the Revolution ...
Americans drag cannon up hill to fight the British (still known as "Gun Hill Road" in the Bronx).
Shays' Rebellion suffers a setback when debt-ridden farmers, led by Captain Daniel Shays, fail to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts.
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK
'Tis great Confidence in a Friend to tell him your Faults, greater to tell him his.
— Benjamin Franklin,1751
18th century Men's headwear