29 May 2017

The American Patriot

29 May 1736  


On this date in 1736...

Patrick Henry was born in Studley, Hanover County, Virginia colony.


Other Years:

  • 1677 - The Pamunkey, Roanoke, Nottaway and Nansemond Tribes of the Powhatan Confederacy signed the Treaty of Middle Plantation establishing peace with the English settlers in Virginia colony.
  • 1721 - South Carolina was formally incorporated as a royal colony.
  • 1765 - Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.
  • 1787 - The "Virginia Plan" was proposed to the U.S. Constitutional Convention.
  • 1988 - NBC aired "To Heal A Nation," the story of Marylander,  Jan Scruggs' effort to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.


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