On This Day

Historical Events in June 1778

  • Jun 18 British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and head for New York
  • Jun 19 Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
  • Jun 24 David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia

Liberty Bell

Jun 27 Liberty Bell returns home to Philadelphia after the British departure

  • Jun 28 Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey (General Washington beats Clinton)
  • Jun 28 Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots