Hall, Lyman (1724–1790), a United States patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Hall was born in Wallingford, Connecticut. After graduation from Yale College in 1747 he became a clergyman, and later a physician. He moved to Georgia in the 1750's. Hall was a member of the Continental Congress, 1775–80. While governor of Georgia in 1783, he set aside public lands for what became the University of Georgia.
Henry, Patrick (1736-1799), a United States orator and statesman. He was one of the first American patriots to speak out against taxation by Britain.
In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.