1726, Mar 81799, Aug 5
a British naval officer. After serving throughout the War of the Austrian Succession, he gained a reputation for his role in amphibious operations against the French coast as part of Britain's policy of naval descents during the Seven Years' War. He also took part, as a naval captain, in the decisive British naval victory at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in November 1759. In North America, Howe is best known for his service during the American Revolutionary War, when he acted as a naval commander and a peace commissioner with the American rebels; he also conducted a successful relief during the Great Siege of Gibraltar in the later stages of the War.
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08/27/1776-British forces led by William Howe and his brother Richard Howe defeat George Washington in the Battle of Long Island (aka Battle of Brooklyn or the Battle of Brooklyn Heights)
09/11/1776-A peace conference is held on Staten Island with British Admiral, Lord Richard Howe, meeting American representatives including John Adams and Benjamin Franklin -- it fails when Robert Howe demands the colonists revoke the Declaration of Independence
11/30/1776-British General William Howe and his brother Admiral Richard Howe offer amnesty to American colonists who will desist from “Treasonable Actings and Doings.”
06/01/1794-English fleet under Richard Howe defeats French
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Ezra Lee
...Washington authorized an attack on British Admiral Richard Howe's flagship HMS Eagle, then lying in New York harbor,...
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