Nation: USA No.14

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Nation: USA No.14 Gender: N/A
G.Washington diary entry
born on 19 October 1781 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Yorktown VA, USA, 37n14, 76w30
Timezone LMT m76w30 (is local mean time)
Data source
Timed historic source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 26°39' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°03 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°47'


George Washington's diary entry, presented as the date and time for the formation of the U.S.A. It is proposed that the country was born when the English surrendered as this is the time when the US was separated from its mother, Great Britain. Prior to then, only France recognized the USA as an independent entity.

The surrender at Yorktown was, at the least, a military action of independence. Though many sources give October 17th as the date of the surrender, research shows this date in error. According to George Washington’s diary, (

the 17th was the date when peace negotiations began, when "Lord Cornwallis proposed a cessation of hostilities."

The actual surrender was signed October 19th 1781, 11:00 am LMT, Yorktown 37N15 76w30.

Ray White writes, "Under the entry for the19th Washington gives the actual time for the surrender. "In the morning early I had them copied and sent word to Lord Cornwallis that I expected to have them signed at 11 O'clock - and that the division (?) would march out at two O'clock - both of which were accordingly done." This was the time of the signing when the surrender was official, and it was then that our country was born."

Source Notes

Ray White quotes an entry in George Washington's Diary, which he submitted to NCGR as "A New Chart of the United States." He writes, "Thanks to Cindy Sullivan who works with me at Astrolabe, we found George Washington's diary online at this URL.


  • Mundane : Political : Birth of State or Country (U.S.A.)