||1673 - The first Postal
Service was established to go between New York and Boston, monthly.
||1646 - The New Amsterdam
Council brought charges against their minister, Dominie Bogardus.
||1749 - Date of the
Charter of Bennington, Vermont.
||1689 - Henry Sloughter
was commissioned Royal Governor of New York on the eve of the
Leisler troubles, but did not arrive until March, 1691.
||1770 - The New York
Council passed an Act for issuing Bills of Credit.
||1759 - Washington was
married to Mistress Martha Custis.
||1699 - Treaty of Peace
ratified between Massachusetts and the Sagamores of the Maine
||1755 - The Town Meeting
of Sharon, Mass. as the custom long had been, took action on the
salary of their minister.
||1621- A meeting at
Plymouth was held which determined the manner and division of labour
in building the town: "The germ and bud of the N. E. Town
||1676 - Relief troops
arrived at Narragansett to succour the survivors of the "Great
||1676 - The Council
ordered that the Night Watch be set at 8 p.m. in New York City.
||1676 - The Indian Sachems
in New England proposed a month's truce, which the Colonists
||1768 - An Act was passed
in New York to relieve the city of expense by the speedy trial of
||1639 - Connecticut
adopted a Constitution of its own, the first Colonial Constitution
framed by Americans.
||1674 - Provisional
Charter granted to New Orange by Gov. Colve, after New York was
recommitted to the Dutch in 1673.
||1771 - The sexton of the
South Church in Boston was ordered to remove the foot-stoves after
service, to prevent fire.
||1706 - Benjamin Franklin
was born in Boston.
||1770 - Battle of Golden
Hill, Mass. First blood shed in defence of American Colonial
||1621 - John Goodman of
Plymouth encountered two great wolves, which he withstood "with
a stick and a pale-board."
||1661 - Solomon La Chair
was appointed the first Public Notary of New Amsterdam.
||1621 - The Pilgrims held
their first full Sunday meeting on shore, most of the town of
Plymouth being built.
||1689 - The Grand Council
of Indians at Onondaga formed an alliance with the English against
||1707 - Petition presented
to New York Council for the second Ferry to Long Island.
||1764 - Harvard College
Library was destroyed by fire.
||1659 - The West India
Company was allowed to traffic in slaves, by a commission given to
the ship Oak Tree.
||1679 - La Salle laid the
keel of the first vessel built in western waters, six miles above
||1676 - The Connecticut
troops under Major Treat arrived at Narragansett for the second
campaign against King Philip.
||1676 - Gov. Winslow
marched against the Narragansetts after the "Great Swamp
Fight," in the second campaign.
||1621 - Death of Rose
Standish, wife of the Captain of Plymouth.
||1649 - Charles the First
||1747 - Battle of Minas,
Grand Pré, Nova Scotia.