January 5 » American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
March 13 » William Herschel discovers Uranus.
March 15 » American Revolutionary War: Battle of Guilford Court House: Near present-day Greensboro, North Carolina, 1,900 British troops under General Charles Cornwallis defeat a mixed American force numbering 4,400 in a Pyrrhic victory.
September 6 » The Battle of Groton Heights takes place, resulting in a British victory.
October 17 » American Revolutionary War: British General Charles, Earl Cornwallis surrenders at the Siege of Yorktown.
November 29 » The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
Weather January 4, 1781
The temperature on January 4, 1781 was about 1.0 °C. Wind direction mainly north. Weather type: omtrent helder.
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