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c. 5700 BCE
Eruption and collapse of Mount Mazama creates Crater Lake
Installation of Old Guardhouse - Fort Clark historic marker
Spanish explorer and admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founds the city of St. Augustine, Florida. It is the first permanent European settlement in the future United States.
Colony of Connecticut founded
Harvard University Founded
Religious Liberty in Rhode Island
17 Jan 1706
Birth of Benjamin Franklin
Construction of the Alamo
13 Apr 1753
Birth of Thomas Jefferson
Dec 1763
Dedication of Touro Synagogue
David Martin Paints Portrait of Benjamin Franklin
5 Mar 1770
British soldiers fire into a threatening mob surrounding them at the customs house in Boston, killing five. Dubbed the "Boston Massacre" by the American press, with dramatic illustrations by Paul Revere and inflammatory propaganda by Samuel Adams, the eve
16 Dec 1773
Boston Tea Party
18 Apr 1775
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride
19 Apr 1775
Battles of Lexington and Concord
20 Apr 1775
Siege of Boston
10 May 1775
Second Continental Congress
17 Mar 1776
End of the Siege of Boston
21 Sep 1776
British retake New York City from Continental Army
26 Dec 1776
Washington Crosses the Delaware
3 Jan 1777
Continental Army drives back three British regiments from Princeton, marches on to Morristown
17 Oct 1777
General Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga, New York, in an event considered a turning point of the American Revolution. The Convention of Saratoga allows the return of Burgoyne's troops under the condition that they never fight again in North America. Perha
19 Dec 1777
Continental Army endures bitter cold and hardship at Valley Forge
George Washington becomes first President of the United States
Washington Promises Religious Freedom for Jews
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