1631- Roger Williams arrives in the British North American Colonies. A ship from Bristol, the Lyon, arrives with provisions for the Massachusetts Bay Colony
1723 – Reverend John Witherspoon was born. He would become the President of the College of New Jersey (Princeton) and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
1777 – Georgia’s (US) Constitution abolishes entails and primogeniture laws.
1783 – Sweden recognizes U.S. Independence.
1934 – Hank Aaron baseball player in the Hall of Fame is born.