Colonial American History Stories – 1665 – 1753

Colonial American History Stories – 1665 – 1753

Colonial American History Stories – 1215 – 1664 contains almost 300 history stories presented in a timeline that begins in 1655 with the performance of the first documented play performed in British North America and ends with the switch from the Julian to the Gregorian Calendar in 1752. This journal of historical events mark the beginnings of the United States and serve as a wonderful guide of American history. These reader friendly stories include: September 27, 1540 – Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Founded By Ignatius Loyola December 19, 1675 – The Great Swamp Fight September 19, 1676 – Bacon’s Rebellion – Bacon Burns Jamestown April 18, 1689 – 1689 Boston Revolt February 29, 1692 – Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba Accused Of Witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts May 22, 1718 – Edward Teach – Blackbeard – Begins Blockade of Charlestown. November 02, 1734 – Daniel Boone Born December 08, 1741 – Vitus Bering Died December 23, 1750 – Ben Franklin Attempts to Electrocute a Turkey December 31, 1752 – Julian/Gregorian Calendar Switch Complete

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September 27, 1540 – Society of Jesus (Jesuits) Founded By Ignatius Loyola
September 21, 1621 – Earliest Possible Date for the First Thanksgiving Day
September 28, 1542 – Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Discovers California
September 20 – 1565 – Spanish Destroy Fort Caroline
September 14, 1585 – Drake Departs on the Great Raid
July 05, 1643 – First Possible Recorded Tornado In British Colonies
September 09, 1664 – Dutch Surrender New Amsterdam to the British
August 27, 1665 – Ye Bare & Ye Cubb” Is First Play Performed In North America
September 23, 1667 – Virginia Slaves Banned From Obtaining Freedom By Conversion To Christianity
March 01, 1669 – Fundamental Constitutions Of Carolina Approved
October 13, 1670 – Virginia Passes Law – Arriving Christian Blacks Exempt from Slavery
January 1, 1673 – Regular Mail Delivery Begins
March 18, 1673 – Lord Berkley Sells His Half Of New Jersey To The Quakers
May 17, 1673 – Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette Begin Exploring Mississippi River
May 17, 1673 – James Needham and Gabriel Arthur Depart Virginia for Tennessee
June 17, 1673 Marquette and Joliet Reach the Mississippi
August 23, 1673 – Dutch Capture New York From the English
February 19, 1674 – Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster
December 04, 1674 Father Marquette First European to Live in Chicago
February 21, 1674 – Jethro Tull Born
January 8, 1675 – First American Commercial Corporation Chartered
March 03, 1675 – Governor Berkeley Appoints Nathaniel Bacon to Virginia Council of State
June 20, 1675 – King Phillips War Begins
August 31, 1675 – Governor Berkeley Begins Investigation into Susquehanna Killings
September 26, 1675 – Parley Between Maryland, Virginia and Susquehanna
October 30, 1675 – Praying Indians Removed from Their Communities
December 19, 1675 – The Great Swamp Fight
January 1676 – Susquehannocks Raids Deep Into Virginia
February 10, 1676 – Wampanoag Indians Under King Philip Kill All Men In Lancaster MA
March 1676 – Governor Berkeley Calls Long Assembly
March 29, 1676 – Providence Rhode Island Destroyed by Wampanoag Warriors
April 21, 1676 – Sudbury Attacked by Indians – King Phillips War
May 2, 1676 – Mary Rowlandson Ransomed by Colonists
May 03, 1676 – Governor Berkeley Gathers Force Against Bacon
May 28, 1676 – Berkley Issues “Declaration and Remonstrance”
June 06, 1676 – Bacon’s Rebellion – Bacon Leads Band of Armed Men into Jamestown
June 23, 1676 – Bacon Enters House of Burgesses With Armed Supporters
July 29, 1676 – Bacon’s Men Plunder Plantations of Berkeley Loyalists
July 30, 1676 – Bacon Issues ‘Declaration of the People’
August 03, 1676 – Bacon Holds Conference
August 12, 1676 – King Philip’s War Ends In New England
Late August 1676 – Berkeley Captures Bacon’s Fleet
September 07, 1676 – Berkley Recaptures Jamestown
September 18, 1676 – Bacon Captures Jamestown
September 19, 1676 – Bacon’s Rebellion – Bacon Burns Jamestown
October 26, 1676 – Bacon’s Rebellion – Nathanial Bacon Dies
November 13, 1676 – First Bacon’s Rebellion Insurgient Hanged
November 16, 1676 – First Colonial Prison Organized Nantucket Massachusetts
January 5, 1677 – Delaware Court Orders Wolf Pitts Dug to Rid Area of Wolves
January 21, 1677 – First Medical Publication In America
March 13, 1677 – Massachusetts Gains Title To Maine For $6000
July 09, 1677 – Berkley Dies in England
August 7, 1679 – Robert Lasalle Builds First Full Sized Ship On the Great Lakes
January 15, 1680 – French Explorer René Robert Cavelier Sieur De La Salle Builds Fort Crèvecoeur
August 10, 1680 – Pueblo Revolt of 1680 – Po’Pay’s Rebellion
March 4, 1681 – King Charles II Grants William Penn Royal Charter for Pennsylvania
April 9, 1682 – Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France
May 5, 1682 – Penn Approves First Frame of Pennsylvania Government
August 24, 1682 – Delaware awarded to William Penn
August 30, 1682 – William Penn Left England To Sail To New World
October 27, 1682 – William Penn First Sets Foot in the Colonies
October 29, 1682 – William Penn Lands at Upland, Pennsylvania Colony
December 04, 1682 – Delegates to Pennslyvannia Assembly Gather
December 07, 1682 – Pennslyvannia Assembly Passes the Great Law
June 23, 1683 – Treaty of Shackamaxon
October 6, 1683 – First Group of German Settlers Arrive in Pennslyvannia
June 21, 1684 – Massachusetts Bay Colony’s Charter Revoked
July 24, 1684 – La Salle Fleet Departs Rochelle France for Mississippi River Expedition
February 20, 1685 – La Salle Reaches Matagorda Bay
March 24, 1685 – La Salle Launches Expedition to Find New Settlement Site
September 12, 1685 – New York Jews Petition Governor Dongan For Religious Liberties
December 20, 1686 – Governor John Andros Arrives Boston
March 19, 1687 – Robert de La Salle Ambushed and Killed
April 4, 1687 – Spanish Find Fort St. Louis
October 26, 1687 – Sir Edmund Andros Attempts to Seize Connecticut’s Charter
February 18, 1688 – Quakers Conduct First Formal Protest of Slavery in Germantown PA
February 13, 1689 – British Parliament adopts Bill of Rights
April 18, 1689 – 1689 Boston Revolt
January 22, 1690 – Iroquois Tribes Renew Allegiance to British Against French
February 3, 1690 First Paper Money In America Issued (colony of Massachusetts)
February 8, 1690 – French & Indian Troops Set Schenectady, New York On Fire
May 11, 1690 – Battle of Port Royal
February 17, 1691 – Thomas Neale Appointed First Postmaster General
May 16, 1691 – Captain Kidd Marries Sarah Bradley Cox Oort
August 18, 1691 – Yorktown, Virginia founded
October 07, 1691 – Massachusetts Bay Colony Granted New Charter
1692 – Massachusetts Township Act Establishes the Overseers of the Poor
February 29, 1692 – Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba Accused Of Witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts
September 14, 1692 – Spain Formally Reclaimed Santa Fe
October, 1692 – Gov. William Phipps Suspends Salem Witch Trials
February 08, 1693 – College of William and Mary Opens
October 23, 1694 – Battle of Quebec Ended – Massachusettes Fails to Take Quebec
December 11, 1695 – Captain Kidd Receives Privateering License
June 4, 1696 – Second Pueblo Revolt Begins
September 20, 1697 – King William’s War in America ends with Treaty of Ryswick
October 30, 1697 – Captain Kidd Kills a Member of his Crew
January 14, 1697 – Massachusetts Holds Day Of Fasting For Wrongly Persecuting “Witches”
January 30, 1698 – Captain Kidd Takes the Quedagh Merchant
April 1, 1698 – Captain Kidd Arrives Madagascar
March 2, 1699 – Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville Discovers Mouth of Mississippi River
July 6, 1699 – Capt William Kidd Arrested in Boston
January 26, 1700 – Cascadia Earthquake Shakes American Northwest
January 31, 1699 – Le Moyne Brothers Arrived In Mobile Bay
June 24th, 1700 – First Anti Slavery Document Published in New England – The Selling of Joseph
November 01, 1700 – Spain’s King Charles II Dies, Triggering War of Spanish Succession – Queen Anne’s War
November 27, 1700 – Stricter Sodomy Laws: Pennsylvania – Castration and Death
May 23, 1701 – Captain Kidd Hanged
July 19, 1701 – Sachems Of The Iroquois Confederacy Sign The Nanfan Treaty
July 26, 1701- Antoine de La Mothe-Cadillac founded Fort Pontchartrain
August 4, 1701 – Great Peace Of Montreal Signed
September 29, 1701 – Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville Departs France to Establish Colony at Mobile
October 15, 1701 – The Collegiate School Was Founded In Killingworth, CT
October 28, 1701 – William Penn presents Charter of Privileges
January 06, 1702 – French Unload Supplies on Massacre Island to build Fort Louis de la Louisiane
March 03, 1702 – Iberville first visits Old Mobile Bay Settlement Site
November 10, 1702 – British Begin First Siege of St. Augustine
August 21, 1703 -Beginning of the Six Terrible Days
October 05, 1703 – Jonathan Edwards Born
November 24, 1703 – First Lutheran Pastor Ordained In America – Justus Falckner
January 25, 1704 – Apalachee Massacre – Battle of Ayubale
February 28, 1704 – Elias Neau Opens A School For Blacks In New York NY
February 29, 1704 – French and Indians Attack Deerfield MA
April 24, 1704 – “Boston News-Letter” First Successful Newspaper In Colonies Is Established
June 24, 1704 – Raid on Grand Pré
June 30, 1704 – Execution of Pirate John Quelch
September 07, 1704 – Carolina Assembly Approves James Moore’s Florida Expedition
March 1705 Thomas Cary Appointed Province of Carolina Governor
January 17, 1706 – Ben Franklin Born
January 21, 1707 – Francis Makemie Arrested – “Preaching Without a License”
June 06, 1707 – First Siege of Port Royal Begins
August 20, 1707- First British Siege of Pensacola Fails
August 29, 1708 – Haverhill Massachusetts destroyed by French and Indians – Queen Anne’s War
October 1708 – Thomas Cary Begins Second Term
November 13, 1708 – Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac Proposes Organizing Natives into Militia
February 01, 1709 – British Sailor Alexander Selkirk Is Rescued
October 05, 1710 – British Siege of Port Royal Begins – Queen Anne’s War
October 13, 1710 – French Surrender Port Royal
January, 1711 – Edward Hyde Arrives as Governor of South Carolina
1711 – Division of North and South Carolina Becomes Official
May 29, 1711 – Governor Edward Hyde Moves Against Thomas Cary During Cary’s Rebellion
June 30, 1711 – Cary Attacks Hyde
July 17, 1711 – Company of Royal Marines Put Down Cary’s Rebellion
August 22, 1711 – Disastrous Walker Expedition to Quebec – Queen Anne’s War
September 22, 1711 – First Attacks of the Tuscarora War
January 29, 1712 – Captain John Barnwell Leads Counterattacks – Tuscarora War
February 6, 1712 – Barnwell reached the Pamlico River
February 10, 1712 – Barnwell’s Forces Reach Bath
February 27, 1712 – Barnwell Begins Advance on Hancock’s Fort
April 07, 1712 – Siege Begins – Hancock’s Fort
September 09, 1712 – Governor Hyde Dies
February 12, 1712 – British 33rd Regiment of Foot Founded
April 6, 1712 – Slave Revolt In New York
March 11, 1713 – An Act for Regulating of Slaves
March 23, 1713 – Colonel James Moore Captures Fort Neoheroka Ending Tuscarora War
April 11, 1713 – Peace Of Utrecht; France Cedes Maritime Provinces To Britain
July 13, 1713 Treaty of Portsmouth Signed
February 11, 1715 – Tuscarora War Ends
April 15, 1715 – Uprising of Yamasse-Indians in South Carolina
July 23, 1715 – The First Lighthouse in America Authorized For Construction
November 25, 1715 – English Patent Granted To American Sybilla Masters
August 19, 1716 – Knights of the Golden Horseshoe Expedition Departs Germana
September 17, 1716 – Daniel Takawambpait Died – First Native Minister
November 26, 1716 – First Lion Exhibited In America (Boston)
February 27, 1717 – The Great Snow of 1717
September 15, 1717 – Royal Proclamation of 5 September 1717 – Pirate Pardon
November 17, 1717 – Blackbeard Becomes Captain of the La Concorde
March 25, 1718 – Stede Bonnet Prepares for Piracy
May 7, 1718 – The French Established New Orleans
May 22, 1718 – Edward Teach – Blackbeard – Begins Blockade of Charlestown.
August 25, 1718 – Hundreds of French colonists arrive in New Orleans
September 26, 1718 – British Battle Pirate Stede Bonnet – Battle of Cape Fear River
November 08, 1718 – First Twenty Members of Pirate Stede Bonnet’s Crew Hanged
November 22, 1718 – English pirate Edward Teach (“Blackbeard”) Killed
December 12, 1718 – Republic of Pirates Ended
September 16, 1719 – French Force Arrives at Spanish Colony of Pensacola
December 18, 1719 – Thomas Fleet Publishes “Mother Goose’s Melodies For Children”
December 22, 1719 – American Weekly Mercury Begins Publication
October 20, 1720 – Pirate Calico Jack Is Captured By the Royal Navy
June 26, 1721 – Dr. Zabdiel Boylston Gives First Smallpox Inoculations in America
April 2, 1722 – First “Silence Dogood” Letter Appeared – New England Courant
September 02, 1722 – William Crawford Born
September 27, 1722 – Samuel Adams Born
October 29, 1727 – Severe earthquake in New England
September 25, 1723 – Ben Franklin Runs Away from Boston
October 06, 1723 – Ben Franklin Enters Philadelphia
December 29, 1723 – Boston’s Old North Church Opened
January 4, 1725 – Benjamin Franklin Arrives In London
February 20, 1725 – 10 sleeping Indians scalped by whites in New Hampshire
December 11, 1725 – George Mason Born
December 15, 1725 – 1725 Treaty of Boston
January 17, 1726 – Hugh Mercer Born
July 23, 1726 – Ben Franklin Departs London on Return to Philadelphia
October 11, 1726 – Benjamin Franklin Returns To Philadelphia From England
August 13, 1728 – Vitus Bering Determines There is No Land Connection Between Asia and North America
December 17, 1728 Land Purchased for First North American Synagogue
July 25, 1729 – North Carolina Became a Royal Colony
July 30, 1729 – City of Baltimore founded
October 02, – 1729 – Benjamin Franklin And Hugh Meredith Buy Pennsylvania Gazette
November 29, 1729 – The Natchez Revolt
September 01, 1730 – Benjamin Franklin Common-Law Marriage To Deborah Read
November 9, 1731 – Benjamin Banneker Born
December 03, 1731 – Volunteer Fire Department Of City Of New York Organized
December 31, 1731 – Charles Cornwallis Born
January 27, 1732 – Privy Council Approves Georgia Charter
February 22, 1732 – George Washington Born
June 9, 1732 – Royal Seal Affixed to Georgia Charter by Privy Council
July 01, 1732 – Ben Franklin Started Library Company of Philadelphia
July 06, 1732 – John Paul Jones.Born
July 20, 1732- Georia Trustees Meet for the First Time
November 08, 1732 – Founding Father and “Penman of the Revolution” John Dickenson Born
November 14, 1732 – First Professional Librarian Louis Timothee Hired In Philadelphia
December 19, 1732 – Poor Richard’s Almanac First Published
January 13, 1733 – James Oglethorpe and 114 Colonists Arrive At Charleston, SC
February 12, 1733 – Georgia Founded By James Oglethorpe at Site of Savannah
January 23, 1734 – James Oglethorpe Embarks on Georgia Coast Exploration
November 02, 1734 – Daniel Boone Born
November 17, 1734 – John Zenger Arrested For Libel Against Colonial Governor
January 19, 1735 – Alice Riley – The First Woman Hanged In Georgia
February 18, 1735 – First Opera Performed In America – “Flora” in Charleston
April 3, 1735 – Georgia Bans Slavery
October 30, 1735 – John Adams Born
May 29 – 1736 – Patrick Henry Born
July 12, 1736 – Captain William Fly Hung – Golden Age of Piracy Ended
August 8, 1736 – Reported Death of Mahomet Weyonomon
December 07, 1736 – Franklin And Friends Founded The Union Fire Company
October 02, 1737 – Francis Hopkinson, US Writer And Lawyer and US Flag Designer, Born
May 25, 1738 – Conojocular War Between Pennsylvannia and Maryland Ends
June 5, 1739 – Jonathan Hager Purchases Land for “Hagers Fancy”
September 9, 1739 – Slave revolt in Stono South Carolina
January 18, 1740 – George Whitefield Takes First Orphans – Bethesda Orphanage
June 13, 1740 – Georgia Governor James Oglethorpe Begins the Siege of St. Augustine
June 26, 1740 – Siege of Fort Mose – War of Jenkins Ear
September 11, 1740 – First Mention of a Black Doctor in Colonies
February 04, 1741 – Captain Ashby Utting and HMS Looe Capture Pirate Ship
February 13, 1741 – Andrew Bradford publishes First American Magazine
February 16, 1741 – Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine Begins Publishing
July 15, 1741 – Men from Aleksei Chirikov’s Expedition become the First Europeans to Set Foot in Alaska
July 16, 1741 – Vitus Bering “Officially” Discovered Alaska
October 31, 1741 – Seaflower Arrives in Boston After Starvation Leads to Cannibalism
December 08, 1741 – Vitus Bering Died
July 5, 1742 – Spanish Invade Georgia – War of Jenkins Ear
July 7, 1742 – The Battle of Gully Creek and Bloody Marsh
August 07, 1742 – Nathanael Greene Born
September 24, 1742 – Faneuil Hall Opens To The Public
February 03, 1743 Philadelphia Establishes a “Pest House”
March 14, 1743 – First American Town Meeting At Boston’s Faneuil Hall
March 30, 1743 – Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de la Vérendrye Claims the Dakotas for France
April 13, 1743 – Thomas Jefferson Born
March 15, 1744 – French King Louis XV Declares War On England – King George’s War Begins
July 4, 1744 – Treaty of Lancaster
March 9, 1745 – Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
June 28, 1745 – American colonials capture Louisburg Cape Breton I from French
November 28, 1745 – French and Indians Destroyed The Village Of Saratoga
December 12, 1745 – John Jay Born
December 24, 1745 – Benjamin Rush Born
August 19, 1746 – Siege of Fort Massachusetts
October 22, 1746 – Princeton University Received Its Charter
January 30, 1749 – Printer Isaiah Thomas Born
November 16, 1747 – Beginning of the Boston Impressments – Sparked the Knowles Riots
December 1, 1747 – Governor William Shirley Reports to the Lords of Trade about the Knowles Riots
January 01, 1748 – Ben Franklin and David Hall Form Partnership
January 04, 1748 – Samuel Adams Independent Advertiser First Published
April 24, 1748 – Congress of Aix-la-Chapelle Assembles – Ends War of Jenkins Ear
January 03, 1749 – Benning Wentworth Issues the First New Hampshire Grant
January 10, 1749 – Petition Filed To Repeal of the Ban Against Slaves
May 19, 1749 – King George II of England Grants Charter to the Ohio Company
June 15, 1749 – Pierre-Joseph Celeron de Blainville Sets out on the Lead Plate Expedition
August 2, 1749 – George Crogan Receives Title to 2000 Acres at the Forks of the Ohio
November 23, 1749 – Edward Rutledge Born
May 01, 1750 – Boone Family Moves to Yadkin Valley
July 25, 1750 – Henry Knox Born
October 31, 1750 – Christopher Gist explores Upper Ohio River for Ohio Company
December 23, 1750 – Ben Franklin Attempts to Electrocute a Turkey
February 25, 1751 – First Performing Monkey Exhibited In America
March 16, 1751 – James Madison Born
May 11 1751 – Pennsylvania Hospital the First Hospital in the US Opened
November 17, 1751 – George Washington Contracts Smallpox
December 01, 1751 – Thomas Bacon Established First Manual Training School
March 20, 1752 – Robert Newman Born
March 26, 1752 – Ben Franklin Founds First Property Insurance Company
May 28, 1752 – Logstown Conference
June 1752 – Benjamin Franklin’s First Kite Experiment
June 21, 1752 – Battle of Pickawillany – Preview of the French and Indian War
July 01, 1752 – Ange Duquesne de Menneville Arrives in Quebec as the New Governor
September 02 1752 -Last Day of Julian Calendar in the British Colonies
November 19, 1752 – George Rogers Clark Born
December 31, 1752 – Julian/Gregorian Calendar Switch Complete

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