Pennsylvania History Timeline

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  • William Was Born

    William Was Born
    William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, or Penn's Woods, was born.
  • First mention

    First mention
    The first mention of an African American doctor or dentist in the colonies was made in the Pennsylvania Gazette.
  • Magizines!

    Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine began publishing.
  • Liberty Bell In Philadelphia

    Liberty Bell In Philadelphia
    The Liberty Bell arrived in Philadelphia
  • Fort pitt

    Fort pitt
    The 1st treaty between the US and Indian tribes was signed at Fort Pitt.
  • African Society

    African Society
    Philadelphia's Free African Society formed.
  • Fort Pitt

    Fort Pitt
    Pittsburgh was incorporated on the site of old Fort Pitt
  • Gettysburg

    Vincent Strong , US Union brig-general, died from wounds at Gettysburg.
  • Chain Gang

    Chain Gang
    The Chain Gang, the earliest Mummers club, was formed in Philadelphia.
  • Liberty Bell

    Liberty Bell
    The Liberty Bell tolled for the last time, to mark George Washington's birthday.
  • Free Library

    Free Library
    Pennsylvania’s first free library was chartered
  • Historical Park

    Historical Park
    Independence National Historical Park formed in Philadelphia
  • Sports

    Philadelphia voters approved $25 million to build a new sports stadium.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins

    Pittsburgh Penguins
    Pittsburgh was formally granted a NHL franchise.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    Pittsburgh Steelers
    The Pittsburgh Steelers became the first team to win three Super Bowls
  • Water

    Drinking water began to dry up in Pittsburgh suburbs because of a massive diesel oil spill
  • Bus driver killes

    Bus driver killes
    A Penn State student and a bus driver were killed when 4 charter buses crashed on I-80 in heavy fog
  • Roman Catholic Diocese

    Roman Catholic Diocese
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh said it has created a $1.25 million fund to settle 32 lawsuits alleging abuse or injury by priests
  • Obama

    In Pennsylvania US Pres. Obama hosted a 2-day meeting of the G20 as it opened in Pittsburgh
  • Friendshp treaty

    Friendshp treaty
    Someone signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania. It became the only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken."