Historical Events for Year 1778

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Jan 18th - Capt James Cook stumbles over Sandwich Islands (Hawaiian Islands)
Jan 20th - 1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass
Jan 27th - Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres in Paris
Feb 5th - Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
Feb 6th - Britain declares war on France
Feb 6th - France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris; 1st US treaty
Feb 14th - "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
Feb 23rd - Baron von Steuben joins Continental Army at Valley Forge
Feb 28th - Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves
Mar 7th - Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay
Mar 15th - Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island discovered by Captain Cook
Mar 22nd - Captain Cook sights Cape Flattery, in Washington state
Mar 30th - Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath
Enlightenment Philosopher VoltaireEnlightenment Philosopher Voltaire Apr 1st - New Orleans businessman Oliver Pollock creates "$" symbol
May 1st - American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.
Jun 18th - British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia
Jun 19th - Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
Jun 24th - David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia
Jun 27th - Liberty Bell came home to Philaelphia after the British departure
Jun 28th - Battle of Monmouth, NJ (Gen Washington beats Clinton)
Jun 28th - Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots
Jul 3rd - British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in Wyoming, Pa
Jul 3rd - Prussia declares war on Austria
Jul 8th - George Washington headquarters at West Point for his Continental Army
Jul 10th - American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Aug 3rd - Teatro alla Scala opens in Milan
Aug 9th - Captain Cook reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
Aug 26th - The first recorded ascent of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia.
Aug 31st - British kill 17 Stockbridge indians in Bronx during Revolution
Sep 4th - City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels
Sep 17th - 1st treaty between the US & Indian tribes signed (Fort Pitt)
Sep 19th - The Continental Congress passes the first budget of the United States.
Oct 3rd - Captain Cook anchors at Alaska
Nov 11th - Iroquois Indians in NY kill 40 in Cherry Valley Massacre
Nov 26th - Captain Cook discovers Maui in the Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii)
Dec 29th - British troops occupy Savannah, Georgia

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