1776: Fort Washington becomes Fort Knyphausen. British Commander in Chief General William Howe renames Fort Washington to Fort Knyphausen after Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen who seiged Fort Washington with a force of 3,000 Hessian mercenaries and 5,000 Redcoats.
1883: American and Canadian railroads created the first continental time zones
1885: Abraham Lincoln travels to Gettysburg to deliver a speech at the dedication of a cemetery of soldiers killed during the battle
1886: President Chester Arthur dies in New York of kidney disease
My name is Ellen Rutila. Have been doing Ancestry research since 2009, and been doing it ever since. I'm also a violinist, jewelry maker and Graphic Designer.