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Historical Events in June 1778

  • Jun 18 British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia
  • Jun 19 Washington's troops finally leave Valley Forge
  • Jun 24 David Rittenhouse observes a total solar eclipse in Philadelphia

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

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The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872
The Liberty Bell on its ornate stand, 1872
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  • Jun 28 Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey (General Washington beats Clinton)
  • Jun 28 Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots