sep 15, 1783 - 1783 to 1785 - Because of his dissatisfaction with English textbooks of the day, Noah Webster writes
A Grammatical Institute of the English Language , consisting of three volumes: a spelling book, a grammar
book, and a reader. They become very widely used throughout the United States. In fact, the spelling volume,
later renamed the American Spelling Book and often called the Blue-Backed Speller, has never been out of print!