||1765 - A meeting was held
in New York to oppose the Stamp Act.
||1730 - Twenty pounds
reward was offered in New York for a horse thief.
||1721 - The first
observance of Thanksgiving Day, at Plymouth, begun on Thursday,
closed with a state dinner on Saturday.
||1677 - William of Orange
married Mary of England.
||1714 - The Pejepscot
Company of Maine Proprietors bought Wharton's Grant.
||1672 - A law was passed
that no person be allowed to travel in New York Colony without a
||1635 - About this date a
party of Plymouth Pilgrims settled on the Connecticut River.
||1715 - Governor Hunter of
New York sent the King's command to the Justices and Vestrymen of
New York City with regard to the salary of the Rector of Trinity
||1683 - First Charter
granted New York by Governor Dougan.
||1620 - The Mayflower sighted
the harbour of Cape Cod.
||1620 - The Pilgrim
Colonists entered Cape Cod harbour, signed the Mayflower
Compact and landed fifteen or sixteen men to explore the coast.
||1620 - The first Sunday
spent by the Pilgrims in the New world. They remained on board
the Mayflower all day.
||1697 - The City Hall of
New York being considered unsafe, the Council was directed to meet
||1673 - Instructions were
given to the Under-Sheriff of New Orange with reference to his
duties in the suburbs.
||1637 - "Newetowne,"
now Cambridge, Mass., was fixed upon the place for "the
||1745 - Massacre at
Saratoga by the French.
||1739 - An act was passed
to fortify the "Old Church" in Schenectady.
||1755 - An earthquake in
New York and New England known as "The Great Earthquake."
||1621 - The Fortune
arrived at Plymouth with new emigrants in a time of scarcity.
||1637 - The Governor of
Massachusetts and others were ordered by the Court to take order for
the College at Cambridge.
||1757 - Entertainment was
given to "worthy Col. Peter Schuyler" on his return to New
||1664 - The subjected
Dutch authorities of New Amsterdam wrote a loyal letter to James of
||1676 - An Indian of the
Praying Band recovered his wife and child from Boston Prison, by
order of the Court.
||1758 - Fort Duquesne was
captured by the Americans.
||1758 -The site of Fort
Duquesne was named "Pittsburgh" in honor of William Pitt.
||1644 - The Village of
"Breuchlyn," Long Island, was incorporated.
||1676 - The Great Fire in
||1758 - The dead at
"Braddock's Field" near Fort Duquesne were buried, after
lying on the battle-field for three years.
||1727 - John Talbot,
bishop by Nonjuror consecration, first bishop to come to North
America, died at Burlington, N.J.
||1756 - St Andrew's
Society of New York was instituted.