Pennsylvania History By megan4-y Mar 4, 1681 When William Penn found Pennsylvania WIlliam Penn found Pennsylvania in 1681 March,4. He was about to call that state Sylvania but King Charles ll told him to add Penn to it so he got Pennsylvania. Mar 10, 1681 When King Charles gave Pennsylvania to William Penn. King Charles ll of England gave the Pennsylvania area to William Penn in 1681. Pennsylvania means Penn's Woods or Penn's woodland Mar 4, 1682 When William Penn got to Pennsylvania William Penn got to Pennsylvania by a ship. He got there a year after King Charles of England gave that state to him. Aug 2, 1776 When they sighned the Declaration of Independent They sighned the Declaration of Independent in 1776 August, 2. They sighned the Delclaraion of Independent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dec 12, 1787 When Pennsylvania became a sate In december 12, 1787,Pennsylvania became a state. Pennsylvania is the second state in the United States. Jan 16, 1798 Harrisburg became the state capital Harrisburg became the state capitol in 1798 January,16. Harrisburg used to be the capitol of the United States and Harrisburg is the ninth largest state in Pennsylvania. Jan 1, 1841 Abraham frees the slaves The day Abraham Lincoln frees the slaves, is the day he sighned the sighned the Amancipation Proclomation. Abraham Lincoln considers that day was the " greatest event in the history".