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Hartford (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
First court in Connecticut held at Newtown (Hartford)......April 26, 1636 Rev. Thomas Hooker, te winter of......1636-37 Court at Newtown (Hartford) applies to Massachusetts for aid against theld, and Dorchester to Windsor by this court. Hartford was so named in horor of the Rev. Mr. Stone, veral killed......April, 1637 The court at Hartford, bent on offensive war against the Pequods, c First constitution of Connecticut adopted at Hartford......April, 1639 General election held at r Edmund Andros, the royal governor, comes to Hartford and demands the charter in the name of King J and secreted by Capt. Willliam Wadsworth, of Hartford, in a hollow oak-tree, known since as the chal Colt begins the manufacture of revolvers at Hartford......1852 Samuel D. Hubbard appointed post years, the 4th Connecticut Infantry, leaves Hartford under Col. Levi Woodhouse......June 10, 1861 une 10, 1865 Legislature which convened at Hartford, May 3, adjourns after the longest session on[23 more...]
Trinity (California, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ey 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 of New York present the Nathan Hale school-house and grounds to East Haddam......June 6, 1900 Camp Field and a soldiers' monument at Hartford dedicated......Oct. 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
Middletown (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
New Netherlands, visits Hartford to settle certain boundary questions with the New England United Colonies......Sept. 11, 1650 Norwalk settled......1651 Middletown settled......1651 French agents from Quebec visit the Connecticut colonists, asking aid against the five nations of New York (the Iroquois)......1651 Alar,918 to 12,361......Oct. 5, 1818 Washington College (Episcopal) chartered at Hartford......1823 [Name changed to Trinity, 1845.] Wesleyan University at Middletown (Methodist) chartered......1831 Prudence Crandall opens a school for colored children at Canterbury......1833 [She is arrested and sent to jail. On failu..June 6, 1900 Camp Field and a soldiers' monument at Hartford dedicated......Oct. 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
s (Indian Quonecktacut—i. e., Long River, or River of Pines), one of the six New England and of the thirteen original States, lies between lat. 41° and 42° 3′ N. andl and eleven others, among them John Hampden and John Pym, all that part of New England which lies west from the Narraganset River, 120 miles on the coast, and thennecticut, 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 Cow Netherlands, visits Hartford to settle certain boundary questions with the New England United Colonies......Sept. 11, 1650 Norwalk settled......1651 Middletrine service against Louisburg......1745 First silk coat and stockings of New England production were worn by Governor Law, of Connecticut......1747 Phineas Ly Sir Thomas Hardy's fleet......Aug. 9-12, 1814 Delegates from the several New England legislatures meet in convention at Hartford to consider the grievances cause<
t at Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut, beleaguered by the Pequods all the winter of......1636-37 About thirty colonists of Connecticut killed by the Pequods during the winter of......1636-37 Court at Newtown (Hartford) applies to Massachusetts for aid against the Pequods......Feb. 21, 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, England.] Wethersfield attacked by the Pequods, several killed......April, 1637 The court at Hartford, bent on offensive 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
Long Island City (New York, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
e river early in......July, 1636 John Oldham murdered by the Indians near Block Island......July, 1636 War with the Pequods......July, 1636 [The Pequods, with at least 700 warriors, then occupied eastern Connecticut, and ruled part of Long Island.] An expedition against the Pequods and Indians on Block 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 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
eizes the records of the colony, and rules arbitrarily......Oct. 31, 1687 Overthrow of Sir Edmund Andros's government at Boston on hearing of the revolution in England and flight of James II......April 18, 1689 Charter recovered and free government restored in Connecticut......May 9, 1689 William and Mary proclaimed at Harticut 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 the citizens to resign......Sept. 19, 1765 Gov. Thomas Fitch d, mostly after the surrender. Connecticut furnished during the Revolution 31,959 troops, only Massachusetts furnishing more.] Samuel Seabury, D. D., seeks in England consecration as bishop of Connecticut; being refused, he is consecrated by three bishops of the Episcopal Church in Scotland......Nov. 14, 1784 Connecticut fre
North River (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
tate Board of Health of six members......March 13, 1878 Legislature occupies the new capitol for the first time......March 26, 1878 There being no choice for State officers, November, 1878, the legislature elects Charles B. Andrews governor......Jan. 9, 1879 Boundary dispute between New York and Connecticut, begun in 1856, is settled, the southern boundary being fixed through the middle of Long Island Sound; the oblong tract, 4.68 square miles in area, lying 20 miles east of the North River, goes to New York......1880 Board of Pardons, consisting of the governor, a judge of the Supreme Court of Errors, and four persons appointed by the General Assembly, who must all concur in a pardon, is created by legislature......Jan. 3–May 3, 1883 Bronze memorial statue of William A. Buckingham, Connecticut's war governor, is unveiled in Hartford......June 18, 1884 State constitution amended; biennial legislative sessions to begin in 1887; ratified by 30,520 to 16,380......Oct.
Dutch (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ing Charles I.] Wahquimacut, a sachem from the Connecticut River, visits Plymouth and Boston, asking colonial governors to send settlers to that river......1631 [Governor Winthrop, of Massachusetts, does not favor the movement.] John Oldham, from Dorchester, Mass., and three others visit the Connecticut......September, 1633 William Holmes, of Plymouth, prepares the frame of a house with a board covering, places it on a vessel, and sails for the Connecticut River; passes a small Dutch fort, The House of good hope, 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 the settlers away......1634 Rev. Thomas Hooker, of Newtown (now Cambridge), Mass., advocates new settlements on the Connecticut River 1634 About sixty men, women, and children, with horses, cattle, and swine, start through the wilderness from near Boston to the Co
York, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
st Quakers: to be fined and sent out of jurisdiction......October, 1656 Gov. John Winthrop obtains for Connecticut a charter, with ample privileges, from Charles II......April 20, 1662 Charles II. grants a patent to his brother, the Duke of 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 Mamarosessions 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
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