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Historical Events in May 1778

  • May 1 American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

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May 5 George Washington appoints Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Inspector General of the Continental Army

Major General of the Continental Army Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Major General of the Continental Army
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
First US President George Washington
First US President
George Washington