On This Day

Historical Events in October 1775

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Oct 8 Officers decide to bar slaves & free blacks from Continental Army

US General Nathanael Greene
US General
Nathanael Greene
  • Oct 13 First US Navy forms when Continental Congress orders construction of a naval fleet
  • Oct 16 Portland, Maine burned by British

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Oct 18 African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery

  • Oct 27 US Navy forms as the Continental Navy