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Lyme (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
f York, of extensive tracts, including the west side of Connecticut River......March 12, 1664 Col. Richard Nichols, governor of New York, and commissioners from Connecticut, fix the western boundary of Connecticut, beginning on the east side of Mamaroneck Creek and thence northnorthwest to the Massachusetts line. The southern line was determined to be the Sound, Connecticut losing her possessions on Long Island......Nov. 30, 1664 United colony elects John Winthrop governor......1665 Lyme made a town......May, 1667 Haddam made a town......October, 1668 Major Andros, the new governor of New York, claims under the Duke of York all land west of the Connecticut River......1675 Major Andros appears before the fort at Saybrook with an armed force and demands its surrender......July 11, 1675 [It is refused by Captain Bull, and the patent and commission forbidden to be read.] War with Philip, sachem of the Wampanoags......1675 Connecticut furnishes 315 men in the fig
Fairfield, Conn. (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
usetts company, pursues along Long Island Sound. With Sassacus, their sachem, the Pequods take shelter in a swamp near Fairfield, and after another severe fight surrender, but their sachem and a few followers escape......July 13, 1637 [These fleut, is mortally wounded.] General Tryon lands at New Haven with about 3,000 men and plunders it......July 5, 1778 Fairfield, Green's Farm, and Norwalk burned......1778 General Tryon, from Kingsbridge, N. Y., with 1,500 troops, destroys the el Putnam dies at Brookline, Conn.......May 19, 1790 Connecticut bestows upon citizens, especially those of Danbury, Fairfield, Groton, New London, and Norwalk, who had suffered during the Revolution, half a million acres at the west end of the Wt. 4, 1900 The following anniversaries were observed in 1900: East Haddam, bicentennial; Middletown, 250th year; Bridgeport, centennial; Trinity Parish, Fairfield, 175th year. Yale bicentennial at New Haven......Oct. 20-23, 1901 Delaware
Brookline (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
icut makes a qualified cession to the United States of all territory south of lat. 41° N. and west of a line 120 miles west of Pennsylvania......Sept. 14, 1786 [The space left to Connecticut in Ohio is known as the Western Reserve, and is claimed as a compensation for the territory relinquished in Pennsylvania.] Constitution of the United States ratified by Connecticut; vote 128 to 40......Jan. 9, 1788 Wooden clocks first made at Waterbury......1790 Gen. Israel Putnam dies at Brookline, Conn.......May 19, 1790 Connecticut bestows upon citizens, especially those of Danbury, Fairfield, Groton, New London, and Norwalk, who had suffered during the Revolution, half a million acres at the west end of the Western Reserve in Ohio, hence known as Fire lands ......1792 Connecticut sells to the Connecticut Land Company, of 320 citizens, 3,200,000 acres, the remainder of the tract between Lake Erie and lat. 41° N..1795 [The price, $1,200,000, was made a State school fund.]
Rhode Island (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
the six New England and of the thirteen original States, lies between lat. 41° and 42° 3′ N. and long. 71° 55′ and 73° 50′ W. Massachusetts lies on the north, Rhode Island on the east, Long Island Sound on the south, and New York on the west. The southwest corner projects along the sound, south of the State of New York, for abouk Island is sent from Massachusetts under John Endicott......Aug. 25–Sept. 14, 1630 [It exasperated, but did not subdue, the Indians.] Roger Williams, of Rhode Island, prevents a league between the Pequods and Narragansets......1636 Fort at Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut, beleaguered by the Pequods all the win First State-house built at Hartford......1720 Gurdon Saltonstall, governor for sixteen years, dies......Sept. 20, 1724 Final boundary established with Rhode Island......1728 Joint survey made between New York and Connecticut......1731 Connecticut furnishes 1,000 men for land and marine service against Louisburg
Windsor, Conn. (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
at Hartford, and, landing on the west bank, erects the first English house in Connecticut (now Windsor) October, 1633 Dutch at New Netherlands, with seventy men, make a feeble attempt to drive thel appears off the mouth, but is not suffered to land......November, 1635 Great suffering at Windsor, on the Connecticut, during the winter of......1635-36 First court in Connecticut held at Ne 1637 [The name Newtown is changed to Hartford, Watertown to Wethersfield, and Dorchester to Windsor by this court. Hartford was so named in horor of the Rev. Mr. Stone, who was born at Hartford,ffensive war against the Pequods, call for eightyeight men—forty-two from Hartford, thirty from Windsor, sixteen from Wethersfield......May 1, 1637 These are joined by Uncas, sachem of the Mohegans, with seventy warriors, at Say-Brook fort......May 15, 1637 Capt. John Mason, of Windsor, commanding the expedition, sails from Fort Say-Brook for Narraganset Bay, to surprise the Pequod fort...
Groton (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
bridge, N. Y., with 1,500 troops, destroys the salt-works at Horseneck, Conn. Here General Putnam is said to have ridden down a declivity in escaping......March 26, 1779 Benedict Arnold plunders and burns New London......Sept. 6, 1781 [Fort Griswold across the river is captured the same day, and out of a garrison of 150 men seventy-three are killed, including their commander, Colonel Ledyard, and thirty wounded, mostly after the surrender. Connecticut furnished during the Revolution 31,ied by Connecticut; vote 128 to 40......Jan. 9, 1788 Wooden clocks first made at Waterbury......1790 Gen. Israel Putnam dies at Brookline, Conn.......May 19, 1790 Connecticut bestows upon citizens, especially those of Danbury, Fairfield, Groton, New London, and Norwalk, who had suffered during the Revolution, half a million acres at the west end of the Western Reserve in Ohio, hence known as Fire lands ......1792 Connecticut sells to the Connecticut Land Company, of 320 citizens, 3,2
Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
and others explore the lands and harbors of Connecticut on the seacoast, and select Quinipiack (nownwick......1639 Fourteen capital laws of Connecticut enacted, founded on passages of Scripture..ut purchases of Col. George Fenwick the old Connecticut patent for £1,600, and assumes jurisdictionnors and magistrates receive no salaries in Connecticut up to......1648 [Then the governor's salom Connecticut, fix the western boundary of Connecticut, beginning on the east side of Mamaroneck C94 Boundary of 1683 between New York and Connecticut confirmed by William III.......1700 Char8 Joint survey made between New York and Connecticut......1731 Connecticut furnishes 1,000 me seeks in England consecration as bishop of Connecticut; being refused, he is consecrated by three Connecticut frees her slaves......1784 Connecticut makes a qualified cession to the United Sta Western Reserve, Ohio......May 30, 1800 Connecticut opposed to war of......1812 New London b[37 more...]
Plymouth, Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
..Oct. 25, 1639 [Theophilus Eaton chosen governor.] Milford and Guildford purchased of the Indians and settled......1639 [Laws founded upon and administered according to the Scriptures.] Settlement made at Saybrook by George Fenwick......1639 Fourteen capital laws of Connecticut enacted, founded on passages of Scripture......April 2, 1642 Boundary-line between Connecticut and Massachusetts first run by Woodward and Saffrey......1642 Colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Plymouth, Connecticut, and New Haven confederate under the name of the United Colonies of New England......May 19, 1643 Connecticut purchases of Col. George Fenwick the old Connecticut patent for £1,600, and assumes jurisdiction over the whole territory......1644 New London settled......1648 Governors and magistrates receive no salaries in Connecticut up to......1648 [Then the governor's salary was fixed at £ 30.] Governor Stuyvesant, of the New Netherlands, visits Hartford to settle certai
Torrington (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
9, 1891 P. T. Barnum, born 1810, dies at Bridgeport......April 7, 1891 Superior Court decides in favor of Governor Bulkeley......June 24, 1891 Both claimants to governorship agree to take the matter into the State Supreme Court......Oct. 1, 1891 Ex-Gov. Hobart B. Bigelow dies at New Haven......Oct. 12, 1891 In the suit of Morris, Democrat, v. Bulkeley, Republican, the Supreme Court holds Bulkeley to be governor......Jan. 5, 1892 Daniel Grant, one of the famous triplets of Torrington, dies, aged seventy-one years, his two brothers surviving......Oct. 5, 1892 Celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Stamford......Oct. 16, 1892 Governor Morris recommends constitutional revision......March, 1893 Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's cabin, dies at Hartford......July 1, 1896 President Dwight, of Yale, resigns his office......Nov. 17, 1898 Arthur T. Hadley elected president of Yale University......May 25, 1899 Sons of the Revolution
Alleghany River (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
Louisburg......1745 First silk coat and stockings of New England production were worn by Governor Law, of Connecticut......1747 Phineas Lyman, major-general of the Connecticut forces, second in command at the battle of Lake George......Sept. 6, 1755 [Sir William Johnson being disabled, General Lyman conducted the engagement successfully to Dieskau's defeat.] Citizens of Connecticut known as the Susquehanna Company purchase from the Six Nations land 70 miles in length on the Susquehanna River, and extending from 10 miles east of that river west 140 miles, for about $10,000, July 11, 1754. It includes the Wyoming Valley, where they make a settlement......1763 [This leads to a long controversy between Connecticut and Pennsylvania.] Connecticut Courant, published by Thomas Green, at Hartford, first issued......Oct. 26, 1764 Jared Ingersoll sent by Connecticut to England to oppose the Stamp Act......1764 He accepts the position of stamp-master, and is compelled by
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