First permanent Spanish settlement established in St. Augustine.
Established in 1565, St. Augustine is now one of the oldest cities in the United states. It was named after the Catholic leader St. Augustine of Hippo, and most of its structures still look the same as they did a long time ago.
Roanoke Colony disappears and is called the Lost Colony
There are many theories about what happened to Roanoke, but historians have posited that the colonists were killed by Natives or Hostile Spaniards. When the settlers disappeared, they left two clues: the word CROATOAN was carved into a gatepost, and the word CRO was etched into a tree.
Jamestown settlement established
Jamestown was the first English Colony, and it's famous for that reason. When the men arrived at Jamestown, they named it after their king, James l.
Pocahontas and John Rolfe marry
John Rolfe and Pocahontas married in 1614 and had one child, Thomas Rolfe. Rolfe originally means famous wolf, and In fact, John was actually famous for being the first to cultivate marketable tobacco in Virginia.
Massachusetts is founded
Massachusetts was nicknamed the "Bay State" due to its many bays. Also, the Revolutionary War was fought in Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.
Plymouth Colony is founded
Plymouth was the first permanent colony of Massachusetts, and is one of the first successful British colonies in North America. When the colonists arrived at Plymouth, the rock, (Plymouth rock,) broke in two.
Thanksgiving celebration feast is held
Did you know that when the first Thanksgiving was held, turkey wasn't even on the menu! And the pilgrims definitely didn't wear silver buckles on their hats or shoes. Also, the first Thanksgiving lasted three days.
Maryland is founded
Even though Maryland started as a safe place for Catholics, Protestants quickly became the majority. It was also the first colony to outlaw the use of slaves and indentured work.
New Hampshire is Founded
Did you know that New Hampshire's Mount Washington is one of the most windy places on earth? All the original founders were mostly fisherman.
William Penn established Pennsylvania Colony
Pennsylvania had good, fertile soil and produced many crops. It is also a proprietary colony, and had a very diversified population.