Today in the Revolution ...
American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured.
General of the British land forces, William Howe, conquers Philadelphia.
Battle of Freeman's Farm, the first Battle of Saratoga.
General Benedict Arnold switches sides and joins the British.
Congress proposes Bill of Rights.
POOR RICHARD'S ALMANACK
He is no clown that drives the plow, but he that doth clownish things.
— Benjamin Franklin,1736