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1690. An expedition against Canada unsuccessful.
English settlements of Schenectady, N. Y.; Casco, Me.; and Salmon Falls, N. H., destroyed by the French. 1693. The Salem witchcraft delusion prevailed.
William and Mary's College, the second in the United
Episcopacy introduced into New York.
1696. 30 Indian churches in New England.
1697. The Treaty of Ryswick ends King William's war.
1704. Capt. Church's expedition against the Indians.
"Boston News Letter "-first American periodical. 1709. First paper-money in New Jersey.
1710 Port Royal captured a second time by the English. First post-office in New York.
1712. 137 people in the vicinity of Roanoke murdered by Tus
1713. The Treaty of Utrecht ended Queen Anne's war.
Acadia (Nova Scotia) ceded to the English by the French. (See Longfellow's "Evangeline.")
1715. Indian War in South Carolina.
The Tuscaroras driven out of North Carolina, after 3 years' war.
1717. The city of New Orleans founded by the French. 1719. First Philadelphia newspaper.
1721. First New York newspaper.
1724. Vermont settled by Massachusetts colonists. Trenton, N. J., founded.
1727. Earthquake in New England.
1729. Carolina separated into North and South Carolina. Massacre of French at Fort Rosalie (Natchez).
Baltimore founded, and named in honor of Lord Balti
1732. Feb. 22.-Geo. Washington born, at Pope's Creek, Virginia.
Franklin's "Poor Richard's Almanac "—Philadelphia— the first of any note in the United States.
1733. Georgia settled by Gen. Oglethorpe, at Savannah. 1734. First lodge of Freemasons in America, at Boston. 1735. Ravages of throat distemper in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
1738. Nassau Hall College, Princeton, N. J., founded. 1740. Tennessee first explored.
1741. New Hampshire becomes a separate royal province.
1744. King George's war commenced.
1745. Louisburg and Cape Breton taken by the English from
1747. David Brainard and Benjamin Coleman die.
1748. Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle ends King George s war. 1753. Georgia becomes a royal province.
Oct. 31.-Washington sent with a letter from Gov. Dinwiddie, of Virginia, to the French.
1754. May 28.-Washington defeats the French at Great Meadows.
July 4.—Washington capitulated at Fort Necessity, with permission to return to Virginia.
The Quakers abolish slavery among themselves.
1755. Moncton expels the French from Nova Scotia.
July 9.-Battle of the Monongahela-Braddock defeated,
Sept. 8.-Dieshau defeats the English near Lake George.
Aug. 14.-The French, under Montcalm, capture Os
Armstrong defeats the Indians at Fort Kittanning.
1757. Aug. 9.-Fort William Henry surrendered by Webb to Montcalm.
1758. July 8.-Abercrombie repulsed by Montcalm at Ticonder
July 26.-The English take Louisburg.
Aug. 27.-English, under Bradstreet, capture Fort Fron
Fort Du Quesne captured by the English.
1759. The English, under Johnson, capture Fort Niagara.
Sept. 18.-Quebec surrenders to the English.
1760. All Canada surrendered to the English.
1762. Severest drought ever known in America.
1763. Feb. 10.-Treaty of Paris ends the French and Indian
Pontiac's war with the Indians.
1765. Mar. 8.-Parliament passes the Stamp Act.
Oct. 7.-Colonial Congress met at New York.
1766. March 18.-Stamp Act repealed.
1767. June 29.-Bill passed taxing tea, glass, paper, etc., in the American colonies.
Expulsion of Jesuits from Mexico.
1768. Massachusetts assembly petition the King against the
Oct. 1.—A body of British troops land at Boston.
1769. Daniel Boone explores Kentucky.
1770. March 5.-Affray, known as the "Boston Massacre,"
1771. May 16.-Battle of Almansee. North Carolinians defeated by Gov. Tryon.
1773. Dec. 16-The inhabitants of Boston throw 342 chests of the taxed tea into the sea.
1774. March 31.-The Boston Port Bill passed by Parliament. Sept. 5.-The first Continental Congress meets at Philadelphia.
FROM THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION TO THE GREAT REBELLION.
1775. April 19.-The war for American Independence commences with the Battle of Lexington.
May 10.-Allen and Arnold capture Ticonderoga.
May 25.-Reinforcements arrive at Boston, under Howe,
June 15.--Washington elected Commander-in-Chief of the
June 17.-Battle of Bunker Hill-Gen. Warren killed.
Nov. 13.-Montreal surrendered to Montgomery.
Dec. 31.-Montgomery defeated and slain at Quebec.
June 18.-Evacuation of Canada by the Americans.
Nov. 16.-Fort Washington captured by the English.
1777. April 26.-Gen. Tryon burns the town of Danbury, Conn.
1777. May 23.-Col. Meigs destroys the British shipping at Sag
June 16.-Gen. Burgoyne invades New York.
July 5.-Ticonderoga captured by Burgoyne.
July 10.-Gen. Prescott, commander at Long Island.
July 31.—The Marquis de La Fayette joins the American
Aug. 3.-Fort Schuyler besieged by St. Leger.
Oct. 17.-Burgoyne surrenders his army to Gates at Saratoga.
Nov. 15.-Congress adopts a Federal Government.
Dec. 11.-American army goes into winter quarters at
Dec. 16.-France acknowledges the independence of the
1778. Feb. 6.-Treaties of Amity and Commerce adopted between the United States and France.
Nov. 11-Massacre at Cherry Valley by Tories and Indians.
Dec. 29.-Campbell captured Savannah.
1779. May 13.-Siege of Charleston, S. C.
Aug. 29.-Gen. Sullivan defeats the Indians.
Sept. 23.—Paul Jones gained a victory off the coast of
1780. May 12.-Lincoln surrendered Charleston to Clinton. Aug. 18.-Arnold plotted to betray West Point to the British.
Oct. 2.-Maj. Andre, a British officer, executed as a spy. 1781. Jan. 1.-Pennsylvania troops revolt.
Jan. 18.-New Jersey troops revolt.
Feb.-Articles of Confederation ratified by the States.
1782. Oct. 8.-Independence of United States acknowledged by Holland.
Nov. 3.-Temporary Treaty of Peace signed at Paris. 1783. July 11.—Savannah evacuated by the British.
Sept. 3.-Treaty of Peace signed at Paris.
Nov. 3.-American army disbanded.
Nov 25.-New York evacuated by the British.
Dec. 19.-Charleston evacuated by the British.
Dec. 23.-Washington resigns his commission to Congress.
1785. June 1.-John Adams, first Minister from U. S. to London. 1786. Nov.-Shay's insurrection broke out in Massachusetts. Major-General Greene died.
1787. July 20.-James Whittaker, first Shaker preacher, died
at Enfield, Conn., aged 36 years. Born at Oldham, Eng.; came to this country with the celebrated Mother Ann Lee, in 1774. Elder Whittaker may be considered the John Wesley of American Shakers.
1787. First Colonial See of the Anglican Church, erected in Nova Scotia.
Sept 17.-Constitution of the United States adopted by all the States, except Rhode Island.
1788. Cotton planted in Georgia.
1789. March 3.-First Congress, under the new Constitution, meets.
April 14.-George Washington declared the first Presi dent of the United States.
Ethan Allen and Gen. Knyphausen died this year.
1790. First census of the United States taken-population, 3,929,326.
Treaty concluded with the Creeks.
The territory South of the Ohio River ceded to the United
Oct. 17, 22.—Indians defeat Gen. Harmer, near Ft. Wayne,
1791. First United States Bank established at Philadelphia. Nov. 4.-St. Clair defeated by the Indians in Western Ohio. United States mint established.
John Hancock, Roger Sherman, and John Manly, died
1794. Aug. 20.-Gen. Wayne defeats the Indians on the Maumee. Nov. 19.-Commercial Treaty concluded with Great Britain.
The Whisky Insurrection in Pennsylvania.
Gen. Sullivan, Richard Henry Lee, and Dr. Witherspoon, died.
1795. June 24.-Jay's Treaty with Great Britain ratified.
Gen. Francis Marion and President Ezra Stiles, of Yale
1796. Death of Anthony Wayne and David Rittenhouse this year. Washington resigns.
1797. July.-Congress declares the treaties with France an
1798. May.-Congress passes an Act for raising a regular army. June. Washington appointed Lieutenant-General and Commander-in-Chief.
1799. American navy consists of 42 vessels, with 950 guns. Pennsylvania seat of government removed to Lancaster.