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What Happened on January 5, 1781

Historical Events


DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

British naval expedition led by Benedict Arnold burns Richmond, Virginia

US General and Turncoat Benedict Arnold
US General and Turncoat
Benedict Arnold

1781 Highlights

About January 5, 1781

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 240 years and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn