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August 4, 2014
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Guess the Year 8-4-14

Congress ratifies peace treaty between US and Britain.

William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex.

Spain recognizes US independence.

Worst quake in eight years kills some 50,000 (Calabria, Italy).

Earthquakes ravage Calabria, killing 30,000.

On February 5th, Sweden recognizes US independence.

USS Alliance under Captain Barry, fights and wins last naval battle of US Revolutionary War off Cape Canaveral.

Sweden and US sign a treaty of Amity and Commerce.

Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.

Herschel reports seeing a red glow near lunar crater Aristarchus.

Montgolfier brothers launch first hot air balloon (unmanned).

First steamboat, Pyroscaphe, first run in France.

Skaptar Volcano on Iceland erupts, killing about 9,000.

First hydrogen balloon fight (unmanned); reaches 900 M altitude.

General George Washington, later first American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War.

Washington orders Continental Army disbanded.

Annapolis, Maryland becomes US capital.

Jacques Charles and Nicolas Roberts make first untethered ascension with gas hydrogen balloon in Paris.

Theatre Royal opens in Convent Garden, London.

First execution at Newgate Jail in London.

General George Washington resigns his military commission as Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Congress.

Can you Guess The Year? ❖

Do you know what year these events happened? If you do, send your answer to the Fence Post Guess the Year Contest, P.O. Box 1690, Greeley, CO 80632.

The answer to last month’s Guess the Year Quiz was 1813. Congratulations to Harry Black of Golden, Colo., for being selected our prize winner. You can expect to receive $10 by the 20th of next month.


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