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ymouth council, covering the seaboard from the Piscataqua to the Penobscot, except the territory of Sagadahoc below the Damariscotta. Among these were the Kennebec, Lygonia, or plough patent, with settlement on Casco Bay, the Waldo patent, and Pemaquid ......1630-31 A French vessel visits the New Plymouth trading-house at Penobscot, and carries off booty valued at £ 500, and within three years the English abandon it to the French......June, 1632 Crew of sixteen Indian traders, under Dixy Bull, turn pirates, attack the fort at Pemaquid, and menace the coast until the next summer, when they are beaten off......1632 Trading-house established by the English at Machias, which next year was seized by Claude de la Tour, the French commander at Port Royal......1633 Plymouth council surrender their charter, and Sir Ferdinando Gorges appointed governor-general over the whole of New England......April 25, 1635 M. d'aulney de Charnisy, from the Acadian country, takes possession of
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Montana, (search)
wstone as a public park; a small portion lies in Montana, bordering on Wyoming......March 1, 1872 Expedition under Thomas P. Roberts explores the upper Missouri from the three forks down to Fort Benton......1872 Seat of government removed from Virginia City to Helena......1875 General Forsythe, under orders from General Sheridan, explores the Yellowstone, leaving Bismarck in the steamer Josephine, June 15, ascending to Huntley, 418 miles......June, 1875 Sioux Indians under Sitting Bull, near the Little Big Horn River, massacre Gen. George A. Custer, with five companies (276 men) of the 7th Cavalry, no man escaping......June 25, 1876 Fort Assiniboine, near the Milk River, established......May 9, 1879 Uncalled territorial bonds, amounting to $45,000, redeemed and cancelled, thus extinguishing all registered indebtedness of the Territory......March 1, 1883 Henry Villard, president of the Northern Pacific Railroad, completes the work on that road, by driving the last
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), North Dakota, (search)
rth Dakota admitted......Nov. 2, 1889 First legislative session of the State meets at Bismarck......Nov. 19, 1889 Agricultural college established at Fargo by act of legislature......1890 State normal schools established at Valley City and Mayville......1890 Acts requiring the United States flag to be displayed throughout each day on all public State institutions, and making 7 per cent. the legal rate of interest; legislature adjourns......March 18, 1890 Tatonka Otanka, Sitting Bull, born in Dakota in 1837, is killed near Grand River, 40 miles from Standing Rock agency, in an attempt by Indians to rescue him after his arrest for refusing to peaceably disperse his band and break up the ghost dances ......Dec. 15, 1890 Henry C. Hansborough elected United States Senator......Jan. 23, 1891 Australian ballot law; laws giving Fargo Agricultural College the Congressional land donation; locating the blind asylum in Pembina county; and directing that the Scandinavian langua
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Rhode Island, (search)
s of Fox at the Quaker meeting-house at Newport......Aug. 9-12, 1672 Block Island incorporated by the General Assembly, and at the request of the inhabitants named New Shoreham......Nov. 6, 1672 King Philip's War opens by an Indian massacre at Swanze, Mass.......June 24, 1675 Troops repulsed by King Philip, intrenched in a swamp at Pocasset, and he withdraws into Massachusetts......July 18, 1675 First event of King Philip's War in Rhode Island is the massacre of fifteen persons in Bull's garrisoned house at South Kingston about Dec. 15, 1675. Governor Winslow attacks the fort of the Narragansets in a swamp at South Kingston, and after about three hours fighting fires the fort and wigwams......Dec. 19, 1675 Warwick destroyed by Indians......March 16, 1676 Canonchet, chief of the Narragansets, captured, refuses to ransom his life by making peace, is turned over for execution to friendly Indians, who send his head as a token of love and loyalty to the commissioners at Ha
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), South Carolina, (search)
lies settle in Abbeville district......1756 Treaty of peace concluded with the Cherokees at Fort Prince George......Dec. 17, 1759 Two ships reach Charleston with several hundred poor German emigrants from England, deserted there by their leader Stumpel......April, 1764 Two hundred and twelve French settlers, in charge of Rev. Mr. Gilbert, arrive at Charleston in April. Settle at New Bordeaux......October, 1764 Stamped paper stored in Fort Johnson on James Island, by order of Governor Bull. One hundred and fifty volunteers compel the captain of the ship which brought the paper to reload it and sail immediately for Europe......October, 1765 Christopher Gadsden, Thomas Lynch, and John Rutledge appointed delegates to the second Colonial Congress......Oct. 7, 1765 An association of regulators formed in the inland settlements to suppress horsestealing, etc., leads to a circuit court law establishing courts of justice at Ninety-Six (now Cambridge), Orangeburg, and Camden..