Profession: Military Leader
Why Famous: Known by his sobriquet 'Mad Anthony' for his fiery personality and military exploits, Wayne rose to be a brigadier general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
After this he led the Legion of the United States, and fought in the Northwest Indian War.
- 1777-09-20 Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacks Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims the British gave no quarter leads to engagement becoming known as the "Paoli Massacre"
- 1779-06-16 US General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, New York, inflicting heavy losses on the British
- 1781-01-01 1,500 soldiers of the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey as part of the Pennsylvania (Continentals; Regiment) Mutiny of 1781.
- 1794-08-20 Battle of Fallen Timbers: Major General "Mad Anthony" Wayne defeats a joint British-Native American force at Fallen Timbers, Ohio in the final battle of the Northwest Indian War