This Day in History

Thomas Paine Publishes “Common Sense” 

On January 10th, 1776, Thomas Paine published “Common Sense,” a pamphlet advocating for American independence from British rule. It played a pivotal role in shaping public opinion during the American Revolution.

The Battle of Trenton Continues

Following the daring Christmas night crossing of the Delaware River, the Battle of Trenton continued on December 26th, 1776. General George Washington’s surprise attack resulted in a crucial American victory during the Revolutionary War.

George Washington Crosses the Delaware River 

In a daring and pivotal move during the American Revolution, George Washington led his troops across the ice-filled Delaware River on December 25th, 1776, to surprise the Hessian forces in the Battle of Trenton.