In the fall of 1775 Congress chose brown as the original color for the national uniform. In October 1778, however, France sent uniforms with a predominance of blue coats (although there were also brown), and so on 2 October 1779 Congress switched to blue as the official color.
— Michael Stephenson
Patriot Battles: How the War of Independence Was Fought (2007)
Today in the Revolution ...
Delcaration of Independence is adopted by the Continental Congress. The colonies declare independence from Britain.
First U.S. tariff act.
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AT PORTREVOLT
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