Today was a day that I absolutely had to jump back on here for another German-American Spotlight post. It is September 17, and it's Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben's birthday! He was born on this day 282 years ago in 1730 in Magdeburg Germany. He is possibly the most famous German-American, with good reason. If not for him, our country may not have been able to win the Revolutionary War and gain our independence.