This Day in History

The Battle of Princeton in the American Revolution

On January 3rd, 1777, the Battle of Princeton unfolded during the American Revolution. General George Washington led a daring and successful surprise attack against British forces, boosting American morale.

France Recognizes American Independence

A crucial moment in the American Revolutionary War occurred on December 17th, 1777, when France officially recognized the independence of the United States, offering crucial support to the revolutionary cause.

The Articles of Confederation Are Approved

On this day, the Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation, the first constitution of the United States. This document served as the nation’s governing framework until the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1788, shaping the early years of American governance.