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BLAST FROM THE PAST: Cornwallis surrenders to Washington 228 years ago today

Published 10/19/2009, Worthington Daily Globe

YORKTOWN, Va. — As Today’s Highlight in History (page A2) indicates, today is a “red letter” date in American History — for it was 228 years ago today, that British General Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered his huge force of British troops to General George Washington, the Commander-in-Chief of America’s Continental Army.

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