||1699 - England forbade
woollen goods to be carried out of any American Plantation.
||1680 - LaSalle embarked
in a canoe at "the Rock" to go to the Mississippi.
||1678 - Thomas Delaval was
appointed Judge of the Admiralty in New York.
||1750 - The Post went out
of New York only once a fortnight during the winter season.
||1671 - The Council of New
York ordered that £100 arrears of salary be paid to Dominie Drisius.
||1746 - An act was passed
to continue the Military Watch at Albany.
||1620 - Death of Dorothy
Bradford of Plymouth
||1620 - The Pilgrim
Colonists under Myles Standish had their first encounter with
Indians, while exploring the coast between Cape Cod and Plymouth.
||1675 - Beginning of the
||1672 - A Proclamation was
made that a Post between New York and Boston would begin on January
||1762 - An act was passed
in New York to Quarter and billet the royal troops within the
||1753 - Act passed in New
York to raise money by lottery towards founding King's College.
||1636 - The Massachusetts
Bay Court ordered three regiments of militia to be formed within the
||1705 - Carolina traders
attacked the Spanish settlement at Ayavalla in Louisiana.
||1620 - The Mayflower
attempted to run into Plymouth harbour, but it was driven back by
||1773 - The Boston Tea
Party was held about seven o'clock in the evening.
||1773 - The Sons of
Liberty, organized in 1765, held an important meeting in New York.
||1766 - The boundary line
between New York and Canada was settled.
||1675 - The Great Swamp
Fight, in which the Narragansetts were driven out of their Fort by
Massachusetts, Plymouth, and Connecticut forces.
||1686 - Sir Edmund Andros
landed at Boston as Royal Governor of all New England.
||1620 - "Forefathers
Day." (Old Style, Monday, December 11th) Landing of the Pilgrim
Colonists at Plymouth.
||1715 - South Carolina
resolved on self-government, independent of their proprietors.
||1686 - William Butler was
chosen as the Chimney-sweeper for New York City.
||1763 - Jacob Arden, a
butcher, violated the Assize Law in New York, and was ordered to
leave the market-place.
||1620 - First Christmas
spent in New England by the Pilgrim Fathers, on board the Mayflower,
whose master served them with beer.
||1759 - Governor Lyttleton
of South Carolina made a treaty with the Cherokee Indians which they
||1675 - Captain Prentice
destroyed one hundred wigwams as Warwick, Mass.
||1697 - Four barrels of
powder were ordered for saluting Governon Bellamont on his arrival
at New York.
||1773 - Governor Tryon's
home in the Fort at New York burned down.
||1675 - Firing of "pistells
and other gunns" on New Year's Day in New York, prohibited.
||1758 - Washington retired
from the Colonial Army at the age of twenty-six, after five years of
service, highly commended by his officers.