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1780 in the United States

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1780 in the United States

Events from the year 1780 in the United States.

Contents

January–March

  • January 16 – American Revolutionary War – Battle of Cape St. Vincent: British Admiral Sir George Rodney defeats a Spanish fleet.
  • February 3 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Young's House
  • February 29 – The Omicron Delta Omega co-ed fraternity is founded by Benjamin Franklin.
  • March 1 - Pennsylvania is the first American state to abolish slavery.
  • March 29–May 12 – American Revolutionary War: Siege of Charleston
  • April–June

  • April 14 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Monck's Corner
  • May 6 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Lenud's Ferry
  • May 12 – American Revolutionary War: Charleston, South Carolina is taken by British forces.
  • May 13 – Cumberland Compact signed by American settlers in the Cumberland Valley of Tennessee.
  • May 19 – New England's Dark Day: An unaccountable darkness spreads over New England, regarded by some observers as a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.
  • May 25–August 4 – American Revolutionary War: Bird's invasion of Kentucky
  • May 29 – American Revolutionary War: Waxhaw Massacre: Loyalist forces under Col. Banastre Tarleton kill surrendering American soldiers.
  • June 7 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Connecticut Farms
  • June 10 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Mobley's Meeting House
  • June 20 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Ramsour's Mill
  • June 23 – American Revolutionary War – Battle of Springfield: The American victory at Springfield effectively ends British ambitions in New Jersey.
  • July–September

  • July 11 – Expédition Particulière: French soldiers arrive in Newport, Rhode Island to reinforce colonists in the American Revolutionary War.
  • July 12 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Williamson's Plantation
  • July 21 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Colson's Mill
  • August 1 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Rocky Mount
  • August 6 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Hanging Rock
  • August 8 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Piqua
  • August 16 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden: British troops inflict heavy losses on a Patriot army at Camden, South Carolina.
  • August 18
  • American Revolutionary War: Battle of Fishing Creek
  • American Revolutionary War: Battle of Musgrove Mill
  • August 28 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Black Mingo
  • September 21
  • American Revolutionary War: Battle of Wahab's Plantation
  • Benedict Arnold gives detailed plans of West Point to Major John André. Three days later, André is captured with papers revealing that Arnold was planning to surrender West Point to the British.
  • September 25 – Benedict Arnold flees to British-held New York.
  • September 26 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Charlotte
  • October–December

  • October 2 – American Revolutionary War: In Tappan, New York, British spy John André is hanged by American forces.
  • October 7 – American Revolutionary War – Battle of Kings Mountain: Patriot militia forces annihilate a Loyalists under British Major Patrick Ferguson at Kings Mountain in South Carolina.
  • October 16 – American Revolutionary War – Royalton Raid
  • October 19 – American Revolutionary War – Battle of Klock's Field
  • November 9 – American Revolutionary War – Battle of Fishdam Ford
  • November 20 – American Revolutionary War – Battle of Blackstock's Farm
  • Undated

  • Woodford Reserve bourbon whiskey distillery begins operation in Kentucky.
  • Ongoing

  • American Revolutionary War (1775–1783)
  • Births

  • January 14 – Henry Baldwin, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court from 1830 till 1844. (died 1827)
  • January 30 – Israel Pickens, United States Senator from Alabama from 1821 till 1825. (died 1827)
  • March 20 – Thomas Metcalfe, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1848 till 1849. (died 1855)
  • April 4 – Edward Hicks, painter (died 1849)
  • May 1 – John McKinley, United States Senator from Alabama from 1826 till 1831 and in 1837. Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1837 till 1852. (died 1852)
  • June 21 – Martin D. Hardin, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1816 till 1817. (died 1823)
  • July 9 – Ephraim Bateman, United States Senator from New Jersey from 1826 from 1829. (died 1829)
  • August 20 – William Woodbridge, Governor of Michigan from 1840 till 1841 and United States Senator from Michigan from 1841 till 1847. (died 1861)
  • September 8 – George Troup, United States Senator from Georgia from 1816 till 1818 and from 1829 till 1833. (died 1856)
  • October 17 – Richard Mentor Johnson, United States Senator from Kentucky from 1819 till 1829 and ninth Vice President of the United States from 1837 till 1841. (died 1850)
  • October 22 – John Forsyth, United States Senator from Georgia from 1818 till 1819 and from 1829 till 1834. (died 1841)
  • October 25 – Freeman Walker, United States Senator from Georgia from 1819 till 1821. (died 1827)
  • November 8 – Samuel A. Foote, Governor of Connecticut from 1834 till 1835. United States Senator from Connecticut from 1827 till 1833. (died 1846)
  • December 31 – Gideon Tomlinson, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1831 till 1837. (died 1854)
  • Deaths

  • June 3 – Thomas Hutchinson, last governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (born 1711)
  • References

    1780 in the United States Wikipedia


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