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  • International Red Cross founded

    The International Red Cross was founded at the first Geneva Convention. Inspired by the international movement, Clara Barton and Adolphus Solomons would found the American Red Cross in 1881.

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  • British arrive at Long Island

    British forces arrive at Long Island under General William Howe, where they could have captured most of the American military leadership, Washington included. However, they wished to cow the rebellion through military defeat rather than summary execution.
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