Historical events form 1587- 1700 By kwenger Jul 4, 1587 Roanoke Founded Roanoke is a lost colony, but first english attempt to survive in America. Roanoke was on the East coast of North Carolina Aug 18, 1587 1st english child was born Her name was Virginia Dare. She was born at Roanoke and her grandfather was Captain John White. May 14, 1607 Jamestown Founded Jamestown was the 1st sucsessfull english colony. Jamestown was settled on the James river in Virginia. Dec 24, 1608 Additional Colonists Come Additional colonists came over to Jamestown sometime is December of 1608. Aug 22, 1609 Natives plant and Harvest Tabacco This was the first sucsessfull year the natives had growing tabacco, basically saving their lives. Mar 24, 1616 Smallpox Epidemic This epidemic wiped out a lot of Native Americans in New England. Jul 30, 1619 House of Burgesses The House of Burgesses was located in virginia. The House of Burgesses was also the 1st example of a represenative government. Sep 24, 1620 1st Public Library The 1st public library was located in Virginia after it was founded by english land owners. Dec 23, 1620 Plymouth Founded Plymouth was the 2nd pernament english settlement. Plymouth can be found on the east side of Massachusetts. Sep 24, 1629 1st Attempt at Slavery In 1629 the Massachusetts Bay Colony was the 1st to bring over africans and turn them into slaves. After this several other colonies followed. Sep 24, 1630 John Winthrop John winthrop became governor sometime in 1630. He was the 1st governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Sep 24, 1652 Rhode Island Slave Free Rhode Island was the 1st state to not allow slavery. This law became present in 1652, but no one knows the exact date. Soon after some states followed, but sadly most did not.