1738 – Born on the 31st of December.
1776 – Cornwallis moved to the 13 colonies in North America to try to control the rebelling colonies.
– He fought at the Battle of Princeton. George Washington led the Americans in that battle
– Cornwallis led British forces through North Carolina and South Carolina, where he fought against American forces under Nathaniel Greene.
1781 – In October, Cornwallis’s forces surrendered to George Washington at the Battle of Yorktown, ending the American Revolution.
1786 – Cornwallis was appointed Governor-General of the British colony of India.
1805 – Died on the 5th of October.