What Happened on October 19, 1781

Historical Events

Surrender at Yorktown

British forces under General Charles Cornwallis sign terms of surrender to George Washington and Comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown at 2 pm, ending the US Revolutionary War

  • Edict of Toleration issued by Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II, providing limited freedom of worship for non-Roman Catholic Christians
1781 Highlights

About October 19, 1781

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 240 years, 11 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra