On This Day

What Happened on September 20, 1777

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

BattleBattle of Interest

Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacks Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims the British gave no quarter leads to engagement becoming known as the "Paoli Massacre"

Military Leader Anthony Wayne
Military Leader
Anthony Wayne

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