Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Duly Noted: Evacuation Day

On November 25, 1783, British troops left New York City, which they had occupied since 1776.

Entry for The Battle of Brooklyn in this blog's Duly Noted section
Wikipedia article about Evacuation Day
Wikipedia article describing the history of New York during this period (and section of the main article detailing the city's history)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Duly Noted: Accession of Elizabeth I

I realize I still haven't posted about Rhinebeck a month ago (long story), but I'll just note that November 17 is the anniversary of the accession of Elizabeth I of England in 1558, 450 years ago today.

Elizabeth I on Who2
Elizabeth I on Wikipedia