07 October 2016

King's Mountain

7 October 1780  

On this date in 7 October 1780...

 A Patriot force of mountaineers and settlers defeated Tories and British rangers at the Battle of King's Mountain, North Carolina and secured the frontier against further British attacks.

Other Years:

  • 1492 - Christopher Columbus missed Florida when he changed course.
  • 1800 - Gabriel, a slave revolt leader in Virginia was hanged.
  • 1861 - The Confederate States signed an alignment treaty with the Cherokee Nation. The Cherokee Braves flag was flown in honor of the event.
  • 1916 - Georgia Tech, coached by John Heisman, defeated Cumberland 222-0, the most lopsided score in the history of college football.

Read: Why Know Southern History?

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