FYI January 20, 2021

On This Day

1783 – The Kingdom of Great Britain signs preliminary articles of peace with France, setting the stage for the official end of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War later that year.[2]
The Treaty of Paris, signed in Paris by representatives of King George III of Great Britain and representatives of the United States of America & Canada on September 3, 1783, officially ended the American Revolutionary War. The treaty set the boundaries between the British Empire in North America and the United States of America, on lines “exceedingly generous” to the latter.[2] Details included fishing rights and restoration of property and prisoners of war.

This treaty and the separate peace treaties between Great Britain and the nations that supported the American cause—France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic—are known collectively as the Peace of Paris.[3][4] Only Article 1 of the treaty, which acknowledges the United States’ existence as free, sovereign, and independent states, remains in force.[5]



Born On This Day

1856 – Harriot Stanton Blatch, U.S. suffragist and organizer (d. 1940)
Harriot Eaton Stanton Blatch (January 20, 1856 – November 20, 1940) was an American writer, suffragist, and the daughter of pioneering women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.[1]




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