Chapter Timeline

Our chapter promotes the interest and honors the memory of the men and women who served in the Army Air Corp at Tuskegee, Alabama during the 1940's.

This timeline is a chronological overview of the Major General Irene Trowell-Harris Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Chapter. ;xNLx;While the timeline covers dates ranging from 1774 to 2020, most of the events take place after 1999 when our chapter was founded. Timeline events are arranged in six categories: ;xNLx;1. Tuskegee Airmen History;xNLx;2. Chapter Namesake;xNLx;3. Historical Events;xNLx;4. Chapter Milestones;xNLx;5. Chapter Leadership;xNLx;6. Red Tail Youth Flying Program;xNLx;

1774-03-01 00:00:00

Intolerable Acts

Rather than intimidating Massachusetts and isolating it from the other colonies, the oppressive acts became the justification for convening the First Continental Congress later in 1774.

1774-09-05 06:30:00

First Continental Congress convenes

In response to the Intolerable Acts, the First Continental Congress convened in Philadelphia.

1775-03-23 06:30:00

“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” by Patrick Henry

Convinced that war with Great Britain was inevitable, Virginian Patrick Henry defended strong resolutions for equipping the Virginia militia to fight against the British in a fiery speech in a Richmond church with the famous words, “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

1775-04-18 17:48:30

Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride

The Midnight Ride was the alert to the colonial militia of the approach of British forces before the Battles of Lexington and Concord. After receiving the warning, Concord residents began moving the military supplies away from the town.

1775-04-19 00:00:00

The American Revolutionary War

Both free and enslaved blacks fought against the British, though they were treated as inferiors and rarely received credit in battle reports for their heroism. Despite this treatment, they fought for America's independence from the war's first battle to its last. It is believed that one in eight soldiers in the Continental Army was African American.

1776-01-18 17:48:30

"Common Sense" By Thomas Paine Published

More than any other single publication, "Common Sense" paved the way for the Declaration of Independence.

1776-07-04 00:00:00

Declaration of Independence Adopted

The Declaration of Independence was the first formal statement by a nation’s people asserting their right to choose their own government.

1776-12-25 00:00:00

Washington Crosses the Delaware

Both free and enslaved blacks fought against the British, though they were treated as inferiors and rarely received credit in battle reports for their heroism.

1778-02-06 00:00:00

France and the United States Form an Alliance

The Franco-American Alliance was an agreement between France and the United States during the Revolutionary War. The agreement was military pact in which the French provided many supplies for the Americans.

1781-03-01 00:00:00

Articles of Confederation Ratified

The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 original states that served as their first constitution. It was approved by the Second Continental Congress on November 15, 1777, and sent to the states for ratification.

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