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ley 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
st infantry, 780 three-months' men, leaves New Haven for Washington, under Col. Daniel Tyler......May 9, 1861 First regiment enlisted for three years, the 4th Connecticut Infantry, leaves Hartford under Col. Levi Woodhouse......June 10, 1861 Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, born in Ashford, July 14, 1819; killed in battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.......Aug. 10, 1861 Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, born in New Haven, Dec. 22, 1803; killed in battle of Antietam......Sept. 17, 1862 Rear-Admiral Andrew Hull Foote, born in New Haven, Sept. 12, 1806; dies at New York City......June 26, 1863 Maj.-Gen. John Sedgwick, born in Cornwall, Sept. 13, 1813; killed in battle of Spottsylvania......May 9, 1864 Fifty thousand six hundred and twenty-three three-years' troops furnished during the war......1861-65 State board of fish commissioners created......1865 State board of education organized, with Daniel C. Gilman as secretary......1865 Lydia Sigourney, poet, dies at Hartford......Ju
New England which lies west from the Narraganset River, 120 miles on the coast, and thence in latitude and breadth aforesaid to the Pacific Ocean......March 19, 1631 [The council of Plymouth the previous year had granted the whole tract to the Earl of Warwick, and the grant had been confirmed to him by a patent from King 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 Netherlan
rors and Superior Court shall sit eight years, but may be removed by impeachment......October, 1856 Isaac Toucey appointed Secretary of the Navy......March 6, 1857 Governor Buckingham issues a proclamation ordering the purchase of equipments for an army of 5,000 men, and urging militia companies to fill their ranks......Jan. 17, 1861 Gideon Welles appointed Secretary of the Navy......March 5, 1861 First infantry, 780 three-months' men, leaves New Haven for Washington, under Col. Daniel Tyler......May 9, 1861 First regiment enlisted for three years, the 4th Connecticut Infantry, leaves Hartford under Col. Levi Woodhouse......June 10, 1861 Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, born in Ashford, July 14, 1819; killed in battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.......Aug. 10, 1861 Gen. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, born in New Haven, Dec. 22, 1803; killed in battle of Antietam......Sept. 17, 1862 Rear-Admiral Andrew Hull Foote, born in New Haven, Sept. 12, 1806; dies at New York City......June
ol. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold......May 10, 1775 General Assembly authorize bills of credit to $500,000 to equip eight regiments......May 11, 1775 Ex-Governor Tryon, with 2,000 men, destroys Danbury......April 26, 1777 [Gen. David Wooster, of Connecticut, is mortally wounded.] General Tryon lands at New Haven with 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 salt-works at Horseneck, Conn. Here General Putnam is said to have ridden down a declivity in escaping......March 26, 1779 Benedict Arnold plundersGeneral Tryon, from Kingsbridge, 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 31,959 troops, only Massachusetts f
Wyllyses, across the river.] Sir Edmund Andros assumes the governments, selects councillors, seizes 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 Hartford with great ceremony and joy......June 13, 1689 Colonel Benjamin Fletcher, governor of New York, comes to Hartford while the Assembly is in session and demands command of the militia under commission from the King......Oct. 26, 1693 [The Assembly refusing, he orders the militia under arms, and attempts to read his commission to them and assume command. Captain Wadsworth prevents this by ordering the drums to beat, threatening death to the governor if he persists.] Charter ratified by William III.......April, 1694 Boundary of 1683 between New Yo
....May 25, 1840 Amendment to article VIII. of the State constitution abolishing freehold qualification for electors, etc., ratified......October, 1845 State Teachers' Association organized......April 7, 1846 Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University opened......1847 Act passed for registering births, marriages, and deaths......1848 Isaac Toucey appointed attorney-general......June 21, 1848 Samuel Colt begins the manufacture of revolvers at Hartford......1852 Samuel D. Hubbard appointed postmaster-general......Aug. 31, 1852 Legislature establishes the Supreme Court of Errors and the Superior Court, and abolishes the county courts......May, 1855 Amendment to State constitution ratified, making ability to read the constitution a qualification for electors......October, 1855 Act abolishing school societies and putting the support of schools upon towns, who are to elect a board of school visitors of three, six, or nine members......July 1, 1856 Chart
twenty-three three-years' troops furnished during the war......1861-65 State board of fish commissioners created......1865 State board of education organized, with Daniel C. Gilman as secretary......1865 Lydia Sigourney, poet, dies at Hartford......June 10, 1865 Legislature which convened at Hartford, May 3, adjourns after the longest session on record up to date......July 21, 1865 An exciting election for governor; President Johnson's influence favoring James E. English; Joseph R. Hawley, Republican, elected by only 541 majority......April, 1866 Legislature ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution......June 30, 1866 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution......March 16, 1869 Election for governor being close, a joint committee of the General Assembly, appointed to examine returns May 3, report total vote 94,860; for Marshall Jewell, Republican, 47,473; for James E. English, Democrat, 47,373; scattering, 14; declare Jewell e
ton; arrives......April 21, 1775 [Riding on one horse 100 miles in eighteen hours.] Col. Samuel H. Parsons and Benedict Arnold, at Hartford, plan the capture of Ticonderoga......April 27, 1775 Benedict Arnold marches from New Haven with hisBenedict Arnold marches from New Haven with his company and reaches Boston......April 29, 1775 Surrender of Ticonderoga to Col. Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold......May 10, 1775 General Assembly authorize bills of credit to $500,000 to equip eight regiments......May 11, 1775 Ex-GovernorBenedict Arnold......May 10, 1775 General Assembly authorize bills of credit to $500,000 to equip eight regiments......May 11, 1775 Ex-Governor Tryon, with 2,000 men, destroys Danbury......April 26, 1777 [Gen. David Wooster, of Connecticut, 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 Nor 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 ou
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 extenetary......1865 Lydia Sigourney, poet, dies at Hartford......June 10, 1865 Legislature which convened at Hartford, May 3, adjourns after the longest session on record up to date......July 21, 1865 An exciting election for governor; President Johnson's influence favoring James E. English; Joseph R. Hawley, Republican, elected by only 541 majority......April, 1866 Legislature ratifies the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution......June 30, 1866 Legislature ratifies the Fifteenth
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