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
Great wits jump (says the Poet) and hit his Head against the Post.
— Benjamin Franklin,1735