College History One

By Krisha
  • Oct 12, 1492

    Columbus sails to America

    Christopher Columbus sails the ocean in hope to find a new route to India and stumbles upon a new piece of land later named America.
  • Jun 12, 1494

    The Treaty of Tordesillas

    The treaty was created to put the Spanish and Portuguese people at peace over newly claimed land.
  • Sep 13, 1513

    Vasco Nunez Balboa Discovered the Pacific Ocean

    Vasco Nunez Balboa, a Spanish conquistador, crossed the Isthmus of Panama in search of treasure and discovered the Pacific Ocean.
  • Sep 6, 1521

    Florida is Explored

    Juan Ponce de Leon is the first to explore Florida which he though was an island at first, he died by an Indian arrow.
  • Sep 8, 1522

    First Circumnavigation around the World

    Ferdinand Magellan’s last remaining sea vessel returned home after a long journey completing the first circumnavigation around the world. During the time they were gone, Magellan lost his life at sea in the Philippines.
  • Aug 8, 1532

    Incas are Crushed

    Francisco Pizarro finally captures all of the Incas gold and silver and destroyes their heritage and civilization which added land to Spanish coffers.
  • Sep 6, 1540

    Mississippi River is Discovered

    Hernando de Soto and six ships went on a gold seeking expodition. As he was headed westward into Arkansa he discovered the Mississippi River.
  • May 6, 1541

    Francisco Coronado

    Francisco Coronado wonders into mexico and and meets the Pueblos Indians. He also discovers the Grand Canon and heards of Bison.
  • Mar 9, 1565

    Spanshish Build Fortress

    The spanish settled into Florida and built St. Augustines fortress in what would later be the furture United States.
  • Jamestown

    English settlers move along the James River and esablish a settledment at Jamestown.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson goes to explorer the North eastern part of America and discovers the Hudson River.
  • Peace Settlement

    A peace settlement is made the Virginia Company and Indians ending the First Angolo- Pawhatan War. The peace settlement is sealed by the marriage of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.
  • Trading

    New Amsterdam and Plymouth Colony start to trade. 1500 kidnapped children from England to the Virginia colony to increase the number of settlers.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    A small group of settelers led by John Endecott settled and started the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • The Dutch West India Company

    The Dutch West India Company starts to give land grants to patroons who will bring at least 50 settlers to the colonies.
  • History of New England

    John Winthrop begins writing the History of New England. William Bradford also begins writing History of Plymouth.
  • No taxation without representation

    In the Massachusetts Bay Colony issues no taxation without representation and representative government are beginning to be addressed.
  • The Second Powhatan War

    the Angolo's make another attempt to dispatch the Virginian Company. Sadly they were defeated
  • The Georgia Colony Was Founded

    Georgia was finally founded and was also the last of the thirteen colonies to join. It was founded by James Oglethorpe.
  • Russia and England

    Russia and Enland finally sign a trade agreement.
  • Battle of Ackia

    The Battle of Ackia ended between the British and Chickasaw Indians agaisnt the french when the french were deafeated.
  • Pesthouse

    Philadelphia establishes the first pesthouse for infected immigrants.
  • Town Meeting

    The first American town meeting takes place at the Boston's Faneuil Hall.
  • Mercury

    Coordinated scientific observations of the transit of Mercury were organized by Joseph-Nicolas Delisle.
  • James Bradley

    James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion
  • PA and MD

  • diseases clinic

    The first diseases clinic opened in London.
  • Zealand

    Dutch State of Zealand declare governorship hereditary for women
  • Vermont

    Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont
  • Consolidation Act

    British parliament accept Consolidation Act for fleet reorganization.
  • Ohio Valley

    George II grants charter to Ohio Company to settle Ohio Valley.
  • Admiral Sir Edward Hawke

    British fleet under Admiral Sir Edward Hawke defeats the French at the second battle of Cape Finisterre.
  • steam engine

    1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine.
  • Battle at Lake George

    The English army finally defeats the French.
  • insurance company

    1st American life insurance company incorporated in Philadelphia.
  • life insurance policy

    The 1st life insurance policy in US is issued in Philadephia.
  • War

    England declares war on Spain and Naples.
  • Proclamation of 1763

    George III issues Proclamation of 1763, closing lands in North America north & west of Alleghenies to white settlement.
  • Georgia

    The State of Georgia becomes first US state to abolish entail and primogeniture.
  • Rebelion

    1,500 soldiers of the sixth Pennsylvania Regiment under General Anthony Wayne's command rebel against the Continental Army's winter camp in Morristown, New Jersey.
  • The Dollar is Born

    The United States Congress names US currency the dollar.
  • Steamboat

    First US steamboat patent is issued by Georgia to Briggs and Longstreet.
  • The French Constitution

    The French Constitution is passed by French National Assembly.
  • Hot - Air Ballon

    1st hot-air balloon flight in the US lifts off in Phila.
  • The 16th state

    Tennessee admitted as 16th US state.
  • Trinidad Gives Up

    Trinidad is surrendered to a British fleet under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby.
  • John Adams

    John Adams inaugurated as second president of US!
  • Abraham Lincoln Is Re-Elected

    Lincoln wins against mcClellen
  • The South Secedes

    When Abraham Lincoln was elected president, the South Carolina legislature perceived a threat. Calling a state convention, the delegates voted to remove the state of South Carolina from the union known as the United States of America
  • First Major Battle of Civil War

    First battle of Bull Run
  • General McDowell Is Replaced

    Lincoln realizes the negitive affect of McDowell comanding and rreplaces him.
  • McClellen

    McClellen loses comand
  • Monitor vs. Merrimac

    This battle causes the realization that wooden ships are no longer of use.
  • Antietam

    Confederate forces under General Lee were caught by General McClellan near Sharpsburg, Maryland
  • The First Conscription Act

    Because of recruiting difficulties, an act was passed making all men between the ages of 20 and 45 liable to be called for military service
  • The Battle of Chancellorsville

    Union General Hooker crossed the Rappahannock River to attack General Lee's forces
  • The Battle of Chickamauga

    Union and Confederate forces met on the Tennessee-Georgia border, near Chickamauga Creek
  • The Battle of Chattanooga

    Union forces pushed Confederate troops away from Chattanooga
  • March to the Sea

    Union General Sherman moved from Georgia through South Carolina, destroying almost everything in his path.
  • Fallen Richmond

    General Lee attacked General Grant's forces near Petersburg, but was defeated
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    South surrenders
  • Presidnet Lincoln Dies

    President Lincoln is shot in the back of the head by Jonh Wilks Boothe