This day in history:
The British army, under the command of Lieutenant General Lord Cornwallis, surrenders to American and French forces at Yorktown. Their surrender marks the final battle of the American revolution.
However the war doesn’t officially come to and end, and the United States of America are not officially recognized, until the Treaty of Paris is signed almost two years later on September 3, 1783.
October 19, 1781 - 230 years ago today.