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What Happened on August 1, 1781

Historical Events


Victory in BattleSurrender at Yorktown

British army under general Cornwallis occupies Yorktown, Virginia

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'Surrender of Lord Cornwallis' by John Trumbull depicting the British surrender which ended the American Revolutionary War
'Surrender of Lord Cornwallis' by John Trumbull depicting the British surrender which ended the American Revolutionary War
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1781 Highlights

About August 1, 1781

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 239 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo