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Louisburg (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
for about $2,274; given to Yale College. Boundary run as it now is, 1826, leaving indentation to Massachusetts about 2 miles square, as compensation for towns previously lost.] 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......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 R
Willimantic, Windham County, Connecticut (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
lected by the legislature, there being no choice in State election of Nov. 2, 1886......January, 1887 First text-book ever published by the State, a small treatise on the effect of alcohol on the human system, is issued and distributed to the schools......September, 1887 Equestrian statue of Gen. Israel Putnam erected at Brooklyn, Windham county, and unveiled......Jan. 14, 1888 First Monday in September designated a public holiday (Labor Day), a State normal school established at Willimantic, and an anti-screen saloon law and modified Australian ballot law passed by legislature in session......Jan. 9–June 22, 1889 Alfred H. Terry, major-general, United States army, born 1827, dies at New Haven......Dec. 16, 1890 Deadlock between the two houses of the legislature on the governorship......Jan. 7, 1891 Democratic candidates for State offices sworn in by the Senate, refused possession by Republican incumbents......Jan. 13, 1891 Governor Bulkeley by proclamation warns
Norwich (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
endence in 1776. He was elected governor annually until 1784. The name Brother Jonathan, humorously bestowed upon him by General Washington, has been applied to the United States.] Eliphalet Dyer, Roger Sherman, and Silas Deane elected at Norwich to the first Continental Congress......June 6, 1774 Israel Putnam, of Pomfret, Conn., hastens to Boston on hearing of the battle of Lexington; arrives......April 21, 1775 [Riding on one horse 100 miles in eighteen hours.] Col. Samuel H.apher, born in 1798, dies at Stratford......July 30, 1872 State constitution amended; all sessions of the General Assembly, from May, 1875, to be held at Hartford......Oct. 7, 1873 Ex-Gov. and United States Senator W. A. Buckingham dies at Norwich......Feb. 4, 1875 State constitution amended: Tuesday after first Monday in November made general election day; Wednesday after first Monday in January the day of meeting of General Assembly......Oct. 2, 1875 Orris S. Ferry, United States
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ut $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 ther slaves......1784 Connecticut 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 N
Milford, Conn. (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
at earthquake......June 1, 1638 Colonists purchase land in and about New Haven of the Indians......Nov. 24, 1638 All free planters convene at Hartford and frame a constitution for civil government......Jan. 14, 1639 First constitution of Connecticut adopted at Hartford......April, 1639 General election held at Hartford......April, 1639 [John Haynes chosen governor.] General election held at Quinipiack (New Haven)......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 U
Stonington (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ecticut 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.] Connecticut through Governor Trumbull, executes surrender to the United States of jurisdiction over the Western Reserve, Ohio......May 30, 1800 Connecticut opposed to war of......1812 New London blockaded by Sir Thomas Hardy with British ships for twenty months......June, 1813 Stonington bombarded by 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 caused by the war, and to devise measures for its termination......Dec. 15, 1814 Connecticut adopts a State constitution in place of the royal charter, by a vote of 13,918 to 12,361......Oct. 5, 1818 Washington College (Episcopal) chartered at Hartford......1823 [Name changed to Trinity, 1845.] Wesleyan Unive
Long Island Sound (United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
he 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 about 13 miles. Area, 4,990 squarnst the Pequods......June 26, 1637 Pequods attempt to escape into the wilderness westward. Captain Stoughton, with a Massachusetts 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 folloor......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 g
Horseneck (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
d......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 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 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 furnishing more.] Samuel Seabury
Newtown, Mass. (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
ut (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 throt suffered to land......November, 1635 Great suffering at Windsor, on the Connecticut, during the winter of......1635-36 First court in Connecticut held at Newtown (Hartford)......April 26, 1636 Rev. Thomas Hooker, the light of the Western churches, and Rev. Mr. Stone, with 100 men, women, and children, and 160 head of caaguered 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 Dor
Connecticut, United States (Indian Quonecktacut—i. e., Long River, or River of Pines), one of the six New England and of the thirteen oriestowed upon him by General Washington, has been applied to the United States.] Eliphalet Dyer, Roger Sherman, and Silas Deane elected at laves......1784 Connecticut makes a qualified cession to the United States of all territory south of lat. 41° N. and west of a line 120 monnecticut through Governor Trumbull, executes surrender to the United States of jurisdiction over the Western Reserve, Ohio......May 30, 180Spanish, brought into New London by Lieutenant Geding, of the United States brig Washington......Aug. 29, 1839 John W. Niles appointed p, 1875, to be held at Hartford......Oct. 7, 1873 Ex-Gov. and United States Senator W. A. Buckingham dies at Norwich......Feb. 4, 1875 Sliam H. Barnum, Democrat, elected to fill the unexpired term of United States Senator Ferry, deceased......May 17, 1876 Agricultural exper
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