Day: August 29, 2009

This Day in History: Escape from Long Island

On this date in 1776, the American Revolution almost came to a devastating end just a little more than one month after the fledgling nation declared its independence. George Washington was given the task by the Continental Congress to protect New York City from the British military. It was a virtually impossible demand. Washington had no navy; the British had the greatest one in the world. Washington’s army was an army in name only, without regular training and relying on short… Read more »