Historical Events in February 1778

  • Feb 5 Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
  • Feb 6 Britain declares war on France
  • Feb 6 France recognizes USA, signs Treaty of Alliance in Paris; 1st US treaty
  • Feb 14 "Stars & Stripes" arrives in foreign port for 1st time (France)
  • Feb 23 Baron von Steuben joins Continental Army at Valley Forge
  • Feb 28 Rhode Island General Assembly authorizes enlistment of slaves