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Today’s Notable U. S. Events
- 12 December 1787 – Pennsylvania statehood (2nd)
U. S. Birthday
John Jay – The 1st Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American politician, statesman, revolutionary, diplomat, a Founding Father of the United States, and the first Chief Justice of the United States (1789–95).
Jay served as the President of the Continental Congress from 1778 to 1779. During and after the American Revolution, Jay was a minister (ambassador) to Spain and France, helping to fashion United States foreign policy, and to secure favorable peace terms from Great Britain (with Jay’s Treaty of 1794) and the First French Republic. Jay also co-wrote the Federalist Papers, along with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.
As a leader of the new Federalist Party, Jay was the Governor of New York State from 1795 to 1801, and he became the state’s leading opponent of slavery. His first two attempts to emancipate the slaves in New York failed in 1777 and in 1785, but his third attempt succeeded in 1799. The 1799 act, a gradual emancipation act, that he signed into law eventually brought about the emancipation of all slaves there before his death in 1829.
Logan and Nevada were my Spouse’s grandparents.
World War Cycle – Missionary Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1886-1909)
Margaret (Byler) Cary was born on this day in 1833
Margaret (Byler) Cary (12 Dec 1833, Missouri – 21 Oct 1899, Oklahoma) was my Spouse’s Great grandmother