Tag: American Revolution

On This Day in History, August 27

In 1776, British General William Howe inflicted a serious defeat upon Washington’s Continental Army at the Battle of Long Island, also called the Battle of Brooklyn. The British began by attacking fortifications along the Heights of Guan at points that are in the modern day Flatbush and Jamaica sections of Brooklyn and Queens. A flanking…

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On This Day in History, August 24

In 1857, the Oho Life Insurance and Trust Company experienced failure due to fraudulent activities committed by its management, bringing down both its New York office and its establishment in Ohio. Alongside the bursting of a railroad stock bubble, this incident led to the Panic of 1857, which with the increased interconnected nature of global…

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