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Newport (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
ked by Indians and captured; his companions killed......December, 1607 Condemned to death by Powhatan, he is saved by his daughter Pocahontas......December, 1607 Captain Newport returns with supplies and 120 immigrants......Jan. 8, 1608 Newport returns to England with a shipload of worthless earth, supposed to contain gold......April 10, 1608 Capt. John Smith explores the region of the Chesapeake Bay, nearly 3,000 square miles, as far north as Wyoming Valley......July 24, 1608 NeNewport arrives with supplies and about seventy immigrants, among them two women, the first in this colony......September, 1608 Smith returns to Jamestown......Sept. 7, 1608 He is made president of the council......Sept. 10, 1608 Smith compels the colonists to labor six hours each day......1608-9 New charter granted the London Company under the title of Adventurers and planters of the City of London, with ample privileges......May 23, 1609 Nine vessels, with more than 500 emigran
Appomattox (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
islature at session ending......March 1, 1890 Mercie's equestrian statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee unveiled at Richmond......May 29, 1890 Monument to the Confederate dead unveiled at Fredericksburg......June 10, 1891 Statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson unveiled at Lexington; 15,000 Confederate veterans present; oration by General Early......July 21, 1891 Thomas W. Bocock, born in 1815, for fourteen years a Congressman and for four years speaker of the Confederate congress, dies in Appomattox county......Aug. 5, 1891 Appomattox Court-house building destroyed by fire......Feb. 3, 1892 Legislature ratifies a final settlement of the State debt with the bond-holders. Nineteen million dollars in bonds, to run 100 years, at 2 per cent. for ten years and 3 per cent. for ninety years, to be issued for the $28,000,000 outstanding......February, 1892 Senator John S. Barbour dies suddenly in Washington......May 14, 1892 Eppa Hunton, of Warrenton, under executive appointment, M
Charlottesville (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
unveiled at Portsmouth......June 15, 1893 Riot at Roanoke, eighteen killed, twenty-seven wounded......Sept. 20, 1893 Jubal A. Early, Confederate general, dies at Lynchburg......March 2, 1894 Monument at Fredericksburg, erected to the memory of the mother of Washington, unveiled......May 10, 1894 University of Virginia partly destroyed by fire......Oct. 27, 1895 Confederate States' Museum at Richmond dedicated......Feb. 22, 1896 Monument to Confederate dead unveiled at Charlottesville......June 7, 1897 Winnie Davis, the Daughter of the Confederacy, dies at Narraganset Pier......Sept. 18, 1898 The Dismal Swamp opened......Oct. 14, 1899 Memorial to Winnie Davis, the Daughter of the Confederacy, unveiled at Richmond, Va.......Nov. 8, 1899 The fence law declared constitutional......February, 1900 Ex-Gov. Henry H. Wells dies at Palmyra, N. Y.......Feb. 12, 1900 Monument to the Confederate dead unveiled at Charles City......Nov. 21, 1900 William Wirt H
Mount Vernon (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
2 George Washington, born at Westmoreland county......Feb. 22, 1732 Patrick Henry, born at Studley, Hanover county......May 29, 1736 First newspaper in Virginia, the Virginia Gazette, published by William Parks, appears at Williamsburg......August, 1736 Richmond settled by William Byrd......1739 Virginia raises a regiment to assist in the reduction of Carthagena, West Indies. Lawrence Washington, half-brother of George Washington, is a captain in it, embarking......1740 Mount Vernon, named by Lawrence Washington after Admiral Vernon, who commanded the fleet against Carthagena......1740 George Whitefield comes to Virginia......1740 Richmond incorporated......1742 Augustine Washington, father of George Washington, dies......April, 1743 Thomas Jefferson born in Albemarle county......April 2, 1743 Dr. Thomas Walker, of the council of Virginia, crosses and names the Cumberland Mountains......1747 Harper's Ferry, named after Robert Harper, an English mill
Tennessee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
Virginia, One of the thirteen original States of the United States, lies between lat. 36° 30′ and 39° 40′ N., and long. 75° 25′ and 83° 34′ W. It is bounded on the north and west by Kentucky and West Virginia, on the north and east by Maryland, Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, and on the south by North Carolina and Tennessee. It is 425 miles in length east and west and 205 miles in breadth north and south. Area, 40,125 square miles in 100 counties. Population in 1890, 1,655,980; 1900, 1,854,154. Capital, Richmond. Lucas Vasquez de Ayllon's supposed entry of the James River......1527 Capt. Philip Amidas and Arthur Barlow leave the Thames in two small vessels fitted out by Sir Walter Raleigh......April 27, 1584 They enter Ocracock Inlet and land on the island of Wocoken in Albemarle Sound......July 13, 1584 After exploring Albemarle and Pamlico sounds and the island of Roanoke, they take two natives, Manteo and Wauchese, to England......September, 158
Yorktown (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
Williamsburg, taking refuge on board the Fowey, a British ship, at Yorktown......June 8, 1775 George Washington appointed commander-in-chieortsmouth......July 9, 1781 Cornwallis retires with his army to Yorktown......Aug. 4, 1781 General Lafayette at the forks of the Pamunkyponey......Aug. 13, 1781 American and French army starts for Yorktown, Va., from the Hudson River......Aug. 25, 1781 Count de Grasse ar..Aug. 30, 1781 Combined army passes Philadelphia on the way to Yorktown......Sept. 2, 1781 Count de St. Simon lands 3,200 French at Jam....Sept. 3, 1781 They occupy Williamsburg, about 15 miles from Yorktown......Sept. 5, 1781 British fleet under Admiral Graves appears o...Sept. 28, 1781 First parallel of the American army opened on Yorktown......Oct. 5-6, 1781 Storming parties (American under Col. Alexahundredth anniversary of the surrender of Cornwallis celebrated at Yorktown......Oct. 19, 1881 Act passed making receivable for taxes only
Frederick (Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
apitulation begin......Oct. 17, 1781 Cornwallis surrenders 7,247 men, seventy-five brass guns, sixty-nine iron guns......Oct. 19, 1781 Admiral Digby appears off the capes of the Chesapeake with twenty-five ships of the line, two 50-gun ships, and eight frigates, carrying Sir Henry Clinton and 7,000 troops......Oct. 24, 1781 Learning of the surrender, he returns to New York......Oct. 29, 1781 Thomas Fairfax, sixth Lord and Baron of Cameron, dies at his lodge, Greenway Court, Frederick county, aged ninety years......Dec. 12, 1781 Northwestern Territory, ceded by Virginia to the United States, accepted by Congress......1784 Religious freedom act passed......1785 It is made treason to erect a new State in the territory of Virginia without permission from the Assembly......October, 1785 Legislature authorizes the five counties of Kentucky to elect five delegates each to consider an independent government......November, 1785 James Rumsey moves a boat by steam on t
Shenandoah Valley (Ohio, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
Oct. 5, 1869 Fourteenth and Fifteenth amendments ratified......Oct. 8, 1869 Act admitting Virginia into the Union without further conditions, approved......Jan. 26, 1870 General Canby turns the State over to the civil authorities......Jan. 27, 1870 Governor Walker proclaims the final reconstruction of the State......Feb. 8, 1870 Capitol at Richmond falls, the galleries giving way; about sixty persons killed and 120 injured......April 27, 1870 Freshets in the James and Shenandoah valleys; $5,000,000 worth of property destroyed......September, 1870 Burning of the Spotswood Hotel at Richmond......Dec. 25, 1870 State board of health organized in Virginia......1872 General Grant has a majority for President of 1,975 over Horace Greeley......1872 State board of immigration established......1873 Completion of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad between Richmond and Huntington on the Ohio, length 421 miles......1873 Richmond and Atlantic Air line Railroad opene
United States (United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
a, One of the thirteen original States of the United States, lies between lat. 36° 30′ and 39° 40′ N., and l thus ending the first settlement of the English in America......June 19, 1586 Another ship of 100 tons, senst representative legislative assembly ever held in America meets at Jamestown......July 30, 1619 Dutch man-Northwestern Territory, ceded by Virginia to the United States, accepted by Congress......1784 Religious freedes 40 square miles south of the Potomac to the United States for a federal district......1790 [This land wo ask of the President his policy towards the Confederate States......April 4, 1861 First shot at Fort Sumthe commissioners, refusing to acknowledge the Confederate States......April 15, 1861 Governor Letcher refusnder executive appointment, May 28, qualifies as United States Senator......June 1, 1892 Convention of Southartly destroyed by fire......Oct. 27, 1895 Confederate States' Museum at Richmond dedicated......Feb. 22, 1<
Dutch (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-virginia
t seal (colonial) of Virginia......1617 Lord Delaware embarks in the Neptune with 200 settlers and supplies; he dies on the passage......April 18, 1618 Powhatan dies......1618 Deputy-Governor Argall, convicted of malfeasance and oppressive exaction, escapes......April 9, 1619 Sir George Yeardley succeeds Lord Delaware as governor, and arrives at Jamestown......April 19, 1619 First representative legislative assembly ever held in America meets at Jamestown......July 30, 1619 Dutch man-of-war sells colonists at Jamestown twenty negroes......August, 1619 [This is the epoch of the introduction of negro slavery in the English colonies.] Earl of Southampton, the early patron of Shakespeare, elected treasurer of the London Company......June 28, 1620 Population estimated at 4,000, and 40,000 pounds of tobacco shipped to England......1620 England claims a monopoly of trade of her plantations......October, 1621 London Company begins to ship respectable young wom
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