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ter, of Yale University, resigns......1886 Republican candidates for State officers elected 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 possessio
k, on the estate of the 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
ns 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 certain boundary questions with the New England United Colonies......Sept. 11, 1650 Norwalk settled......1
convention at Bridgeport and nominates a State ticket......Jan. 3, 1872 Jesse Olney, geographer, 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 Senator from Connecticut, dies at Norwalk......Nov. 21, 1875 Greenback men meet in convention at New Haven......Feb. 22, 1876 William H. Barnum, Democrat, elected to fill the unexpired term of United States Senator Ferry, deceased......May 17, 1876 Agricultural experiment station established by law......1877 Gideon Welles, ex-Secretary of Navy, dies at Hartford......Feb. 11, 1878 Act pas
ound. 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 fled to the Mohawks, who treacherously murdered them. The prisoners were sold into slavery or incorporated with other tribes. There remained not a sannup nor a squaw, not a warrior nor a child. ] the Hector lands at Boston Rev. John Davenport, Theophilus Eaton, and Edward Hopkins......July 26, 1637 Mr. Eaton and others explore the lands and harbors of Connecticut on the seacoast, and select Quinipiack (now New Haven) for a settlement in the autumn of......1637 Rev. John Davenport, Mr. Eaton, and others sail from Boston and arrive at Quinipiack about the middle of......April, 1638 Gloomy prospects of the colonists. Great earthquake......June 1, 1638 Colonists purchase land in and about New Haven of the Indians......Nov. 24, 1638 All free planters convene at Hartford
t, 47,373; scattering, 14; declare Jewell elected......May 10, 1871 Governor Jewell assumes office......May 16, 1871 Noah Porter elected president of Yale University in place of Theodore D. Woolsey, resigned......1871 Temperance party, represented by about 100 delegates, meets at New Haven and nominates a full State ticket......Dec. 13, 1871 Labor-reform party holds a State convention at Bridgeport and nominates a State ticket......Jan. 3, 1872 Jesse Olney, geographer, 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 Senator from Conne
nate, refused possession by Republican incumbents......Jan. 13, 1891 Governor Bulkeley by proclamation warns the citizens against recognizing the Democratic State officers......Jan. 19, 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..
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