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Okay, posting this for a friend... >.>

Does anyone know any random things that happened in US history? Pre-1776, year/name of fact...

If you know any history nerds, link them?

*okay, it can be after 1776, but that stuff's more, like, important atm.

*is lame*

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cloudmyjudgment
Sep. 6th, 2006 04:01 am (UTC)
1660s

* 1662-Halfway Covenant adopted
* 1663-King Charles II of England grants charter for a new colony, Province of Carolina
* 1664-New Netherland ceded to England under Treaty of Breda and Treaty of Westminster (1664)

1670s

* 1670-Charles Town (Charleston) founded in present-day South Carolina
* 1672-Blue Laws enacted in Connecticut
* 1676-Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia
* 1677-Province of Maine absorbed by Massachusetts Bay Colony

1680s

* 1682-Province of Pennsylvania founded by William Penn
* King James II reduces colonial autonomy
* 1686-Dominion of New England decreed
* 1688-Glorious Revolution deposes James II and replaces him with William and Mary; Dominion of New England ceases to exist
* 1689-King William's War (1689-1697), part of the wider War of the Grand Alliance, begins

1690s

* 1692-Salem witchcraft trials in Salem Colony in Salem, Massachusetts
* 1697-The War of the Grand Alliance ends with the Treaty of Ryswick

* 1702 - Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession) begins
* 1702 - East Jersey and west Jersey become crown colonies

1710s

* 1713 - Queen Anne's War ends with the Treaty of Utrecht

1720s

* 1729: Province of Carolina proprietors sell out to Crown

1730s

* 1733 - Province of Georgia founded.
* 1734 - The First Great Awakening (1730s to 1760s) begins with the preaching of Jonathan Edwards
* 1735 - John Peter Zenger trial on freedom of the press issues.
* 1739 - George Whitefield tours the colonies (1739-1741) to preach the Great Awakening

1740s

* 1740 - King George's War (War of the Austrian Succession) begins
* 1748 - King George's War ends with the Treaty of Aix-La-Chapelle

1750s

* 1752 - Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment
* 1754 - French and Indian War begins
* 1758 - Treaty of Easton
* 1759 - Battle of the Plains of Abraham, part of the Battle of Quebec (1759)

* 1760 - King George III crowned
* 1763 - Treaty of Paris (1763) ends French and Indian War
* 1763 - Pontiac's Rebellion begins
* 1763 - British Royal Proclamation of 1763
* 1764 - Currency Act, passed by Parliament
* 1764 - Revenue Act is passed to enforce the Sugar and Molasses Act
* 1765 - Stamp Act passed
* 1765 - Stamp Act Congress convenes
* 1765 - First Quartering Act
* 1767 - Townshend Acts

1770s

* 1770 - Boston Massacre
* 1771 - Battle of Alamance in North Carolina
* 1772 - Samuel Adams organizes the Committees of Correspondence
* 1773 - British Parliament passes Tea Act
* 1773 - Boston Tea Party
* 1774 - First Continental Congress
* 1774 - Dunmore's War
* 1774 - British pass Intolerable Acts, including:
o Boston Port Act (March 31)
o Administration of Justice Act (May 20),
o Massachusetts Government Act (May 20),
o Second Quartering Act (June 2), and
o Quebec Act
* 1775 - Battle of Lexington and Concord
* 1775 - Second Continental Congress
* 1775 - Olive Branch Petition sent to King George III