Historical Events for Year 1780

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Jan 3rd - Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung
Jan 4th - Snowstorm hit Washington's army at Morristown, NJ
Jan 15th - Continental Congress establishes court of appeals
Jan 16th - Battle at Cape St Vincent: admiral Rodney beats Spanish fleet
Feb 29th - The Omicron Delta Omega fraternity was founded by Benjamin Franklin at James Madison University.
Mar 1st - Pennsylvania becomes 1st US state to abolish slavery (for new-borns only)
Mar 26th - 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (Brit Gazette & Sunday Monitor)
Apr 16th - The University of M√ľnster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany is founded.
May 2nd - William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris
May 4th - American Academy of Arts & Science founded
May 4th - Charles Bunbury on Diomed wins 1st Epsom Derby
May 5th - 2nd oldest learned society in US (American Academy of Arts & Sciences) forms (Boston)
May 12th - British troops occupy Charleston, South Carolina (Revolutionary War)
May 19th - About midday, near-total darkness descends on much of New England, only now known to be caused by forest fires in Canada
May 29th - Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals allegedly after the continentals surrender. 113 Americans are killed.
Jun 2nd - Anti Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London
Jun 2nd - The Derby horse race is held for the first time.
Jun 7th - Anti-Catholic riot in London, 100s die
Jun 23rd - American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township.
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin Jul 9th - Denmark declares neutrality
Aug 1st - Sweden declares neutrality
Aug 11th - Barbados hurricane begins
Aug 16th - British decisively defeat Americans in Battle of Camden, SC
Aug 22nd - Resolution, without Captain Cook, returns to England
Sep 21st - Benedict Arnold gives British Major Andre plans to West Point
Sep 23rd - Brit Maj John Andre reveals Benedict Arnold's plot to betray West Pt
Sep 25th - Benedict Arnold joins the British
Oct 7th - British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC
Oct 10th - Great Hurricane of 1780 kills 20,000 to 30,000 in Caribbean
Oct 16th - Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.
Nov 5th - French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.
Dec 20th - Britain declares war on Holland

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