Oct 12, 1492
Columbus "discovers" AmericaColumbus "discovered" America on October 12, 1492. Columbus and his crew thought they had landed in Asia. He thought that by sailing west you could go east, to Asia, and get the goods that tehy wanted to trade for.
Jamestown ColonyJamestown was founded this day; named after King James I.
Plymouth Colony102 passengers sailed to the New World, one of the ships carrying passengers turned around to head back to England. On the voyage back to England 40 people died; causeing the original number of frist settlers to 50.
Massachusetts BayThe Massachuetts Bay Colony was founded on this day.
William Penn creates PennsylvaniaWilliam Penn did not name the colony after himself; he was also a Quaker. William created Pennsylvania to allow anyone to be any relglion they choose. Yet live together and accepted eachother.
George Washington assaults Fort Duquesnethe battle lasted from 1754-1763.
•Lt. Colonel George Washington
•Captain James McKay
•Captain Louis Coulon de Villiers
Albany Congress MeetThe Ablany Congress meets to disscuss the French and Indian war. The war is about which country will control the North American Continent.
New Amsterdam becomes New YorkNew Amsterdam became New York on this day. New Amsterdam was a dutch name.