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Colonial event for each day of February taken from a book
published in 1899. These events are not in chronological
order, but rather an event for each day of the year, like a
"This Day is History".
Day in Colonial Times - February
Year Book of Colonial Times Compiled by the Rev. Frederick S. Sill, D.D.
Member of the Society of Colonial Wars, E. P. Dutton & Company,
New York, 1899
||1775 - A Provincial
Congress met at Philadelphia.
||1653 - New York City was
incorporated as New Amsterdam
||1676 - The Connecticut
Forces returned home after the "Great Swamp Fight."
||1714 - The Justices and
Vestrymen of New York refused to pay the Rev. Mr. Vesey's salary,
because he had left the city temporarily without their permission.
||1631 - The ship Lyon
from Bristol, Eng., arrived at Boston, with Roger Williams, and
supplies for the Colony.
||1697 - First Service was
held in the first Trinity Church, New York.
||1775 - Parliament
declared Massachusetts to be in Rebellion.
||1690 - Indian Massacre of
the town of Schenectady.
||1674 - New York was
surrendered by treaty to the English, for the second time.
||1763 - Canada, the West
Indies, Florida, Louisiana, Acadia, Cape Breton, etc., were
confirmed to England by the Treaty of Paris.
||1732 - The Birthday of
George Washington, as observed during his life.
||1704 - The first Quaker
Meeting House was allowed to be built in New York.
||1652 - The Amsterdam
Directors favour a league of the New Netherlands with New England
against the Indians.
||1682 - A party of French
and Indians under La Salle embarked on the Mississippi River.
||1694 - The first book was
printed in New York.
||1683 - The first Court of
Chancery was held in New York.
||1621 - Myles Standish was
chosen as Captain of the Plymouth forces.
||1676 - Major Walderne
held a parley with the Indians at Maquoit, Maine.
||1691 - A pillory, cage,
and ducking-stool were ordered built in New York City.
||1633 - David DeVries
arrived at Fort Nassau, and became Patroon of Staten Island.
||1682 - A Virginia Printer
was forbidden to print anything until his majesty's pleasure in
England should be known.
||1677 - Major Walderne
started on an expedition up the Kennebec River against the Eastern
||1716 - A public clock was
ordered for New York.
||1704 - Indian Massacre at
||1643 - The Council of New
Amsterdam declared war with the Indians.
||1656 - The first Fire
Wardens were appointed by the Dutch for New Amsterdam.
||1677 - Major Walderne had
an encounter with Indians at Penobscot, Maine.
||1665 - A Convention was
called to meet in New York to ratify a code of laws for the colony.
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