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Important date to remember in the united state of America (U.S.A)

Important date to remember in the united state of America (U.S.A)

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Importance dates to remember

ALABAMA: HEART OF DIXESalabama

1540: the Spanish explorer Fernando De Soto leads an expedition into what is now the Alabama region

1702: the French establish fort Louis, the first permanent settlement in Alabama

1763: French gives the Alabama region to Great Britain

1783: Great Britain gives the United States much of present-day Alabama. It gives there a mobile region of Spain

1813: the United States captures mobile bay from Spain

1819: on December 14 Alabama becomes the 22nd state

1846: the state Alabama capital moved in Montgomery

1861: Alabama joins the Confederacy early in the civil war

1955: Rosa parks an African Americans, refuse to give up her seat to a white bus passenger, sparking the civil right movement

1965: Martin Luther king j leads a march from Selma to Montgomery to protest racial discrimination

ALASKA, THE LAST FRONTIERalaska flag

1741: captain Vitus Bering of demarking sailing for Russia, leads on Alaskan islands.

1784: Russian settlers establish a fur trading station, the first white settlement in Alaska on Kodiak Island.

1867: the united state buys Alaska from Russia $7.2million dollars

1896: gold is discovered in Yukon, north-west Canada, setting off the Klondike and Alaska gold rushes

1969: on January 3, Alaska becomes the 49th state

1968: large oil deposit are discovered near Prudhoe Bay

1977: the 789-mile long trans-Alaska oil pipeline is completed

1980: nearly a 4th of Alaska’s land is set aside as part of the national park system.

1989: the oil tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground in Prince William Sound, producing the biggest oil spills in U.S history

 

ARIZONA: GRAND CANYON STATEarzona flag

1540: the Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado visit parts of what is now the Arizona region

1692: father Eusebio Kino works with members of the Pima tribe and founds a mission

1776: the Spanish establish a fort at Tucson.

1846: After the Mexican war, Mexico turns over most of present Arizona to the United States.

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1853: the Gadsden Purchase from Mexico adds to the present day Arizona

1886: Apache leader Geronimo surrenders ends the Indian war

1919: Grand Canyon National park is established

ARKANSAS: LAND OF OPPORTUNITYarkansas flag

1541-1542: Hernando De Soto of Spain explores the region

1682: Sieur Da la salle claim the Mississippi Valley for France

1803: The united state acquire Arkansas form France as part of the Louisiana Purchase

1836: on June, 15, Arkansas became the 25th state

1861: Arkansas joins the Confederacy in the civil war

1957: the National Guard helps enforce school integration as little rock central high school

1992: Arkansas governor Bill Clinton is elected as the president of the united state

CALIFORNIA: GOLDEN STATE

1542: Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo explores San Diego Bay

1769: Juniper Serra founds the first Franciscan mission in California, near present-day San Diego

1846: U.S forces take California during the Mexican war

1847: California becomes a U.S territory

1848: James W. Marshall discover gold at Sutter’s mill

1650: on September, 9 California becomes the 31st state

1906: A major earthquake and fire destroyed most of San Francisco

1963: California became the state with the largest population

1989: the San Diego Bay Area is rocked by a massive earthquake

1994: A severe earthquake strikes Los Angeles

COLORADO: CENTENNIAL STATEcolorado flag

1803: the united state buys present-day eastern Colorado from the French in the Louisiana Purchase

1806: Zebulon Pike discovers the peak that was later named for him

1859: the Pikes Peak gold rush attack thousand of prospectors and settlers

1948: Mexico gives up parts of Colorado to the united state after the Mexican war.

1978: on August 1, Colorado becomes the 38th state.

1915: Rocky mountain national park was created

1958: the air force academy opens near Colorado Springs.

1965: the North American air defense command opens the combat operation center inside

CONNECTICUT: CONSTITUTION STATEconnecticut flag

1614: Adrian block, a Dutch navigator explores the Connecticut region

1633: the first English colonists settle at Windsor

1701: collegiate school, later Yale University, is founded in new haven

1788: on January 9, Connecticut becomes the 50th states

1932: new London becomes the homes of the U.S. coast guard academy

1954: the first atomic submarine, the u.s.s. Nautilus, is launched from Groton

1979: Connecticut passes a law banning construction of new nuclear power plant

1983: the Pequot Indian of eastern Connecticut with land claims against the estate

1995: new haven hosts the international Special Olympics

DELAWARE: DIAMON STATEdelaware flag

1609: Henry Hudson explores Delaware Bay and the Delaware River

1638: Swedish colonists found fort Christiana, Delaware’s first permanent European settlement

1664: Delaware comes under English rule

1682: William Penn takes over the Delaware counties

1763-1768: Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon survey the Delaware boundaries

1787: on December 7 Delaware becomes the first state

1802: E.I du Pont opens a gunpowder mill at Wilmington, founding the Du Pont Company

1834: the University of Delaware is founded at new mark

1937: Wallace H. Carothers of the Du Pont Company in Wilmington invent nylon

1971: the coastal zone act prohibits the development of heavy industry alone the state shoreline

FLORIDA: SUNSHINE STATEflorida flag

1513: Juan ponce de Leon claims the Florida region for Spain

1565: St. Augustine becomes the first permanent European settlement in what is now the united state

1821: Florida comes under U.S control after being given up by Spain

1835: the Seminole war breaks out between U.S force and native people, the Seminoles

1846: on March 3 Florida becomes the 27th state

1861: Florida joins the Confederacy in the civil war

1962: the U.S manned space flights are launched from Cape Canaveral

1971: Disney World opens near Orlando

1992: Hurricane Andrew damages Florida’s agriculture and economy

GEORGIA: EMPIRE STATE OF THE SOUTH/PEACH STATEgeorgia flag

1540: the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto marches through part of present-day Georgia.

1733: James Oglethorpe brings the first English settlers to Georgia and found Savannah

1788: on January 2, Georgia becomes the 4th state

1838: Cherokees are forced to leave their land in Georgia

1861: Georgia joins the Confederacy in the civil war

1968: Georgia is the first state to allow 18yrs to vote

1980: the world’s largest airport terminal opens in Atlanta

1996: Atlanta is the site of the summer Olympics games

HAWAII: THE ALOHA STATEhawaii flag

1778: English explorer captain James cook is the first European to visit the Hawaiian Islands

1795: King Kamehameha I units the Hawaii islands

1820: the first missionaries arrive from New England and organize schools

1893: A revolution overthrows the Hawaiian monarchy

1898: the American state annexes Hawaii

1903: An undersea telegraph cables links Hawaii and the mainland United States

1941: on December 7, the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, bringing the United States into World War II

1959: on August 21, Hawaii becomes the 50th State

1986: the Hawaiian population top 1 million for the first time

IDAHO: GEM STATEidaho flag

1805: explores Meriwether Lewis and William Clark passed through Idaho on their way to a Pacific ocean

1809: David Thompson builds the first time fur trading post near hope and maps the region

1860: Franklins becomes the first permanent settlement

1879: fighting with Nez Perce and other Native-American people ends

1890: on July 3, Idaho becomes the 43rd State

1965: Nez Perce National historical park is established

ILLINOIS: THE PRAIRIE STATEillnois flag

1673: French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet enter the Illinois region

1699: French build a settlement at Caholcia the oldest town in Illinois

1763: French does the Illinois region to the British after the French and Indian war

1783: the Illinois region becomes part of the United State at the end of the revolution

1818: on December 3, Illinois becomes 21st state

1871: A fire destroy most of Chicago

1973: Sears tower, the world tallest’s building is completed in Chicago

INDIANA: HOOSTER STATEindiana flag

1679: Sieur De La Salle becomes the first European to explore the Indiana region

1731; the French found Indiana’s first permanent European settlement at Vincennes

1783: the British cede the Indiana region to the united state

1816: on December 11, Indiana becomes the 19th state

1906: the city of Gary is founded for steel worker

1940: Indiana schools are racially integrated by an act of the state legislature

1981: Indiana settles a long running boarder dispute with Kentucky and Ohio

IOWA: HAWKEYE STATEiowa flag

1673: French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet are the first white people to explore part of Iowa

1788: Julian Dubuque of France becomes Iowa’s first white settlers

1803: Black leader of the Sauk and fox tribes is defeated in the war against white settlers

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1846: on December 28, Iowa becomes the 29th state

1856: the first bridges across the Mississippi river is built at Dave port

1993: heavy rains cause the Mississippi and other river to swell, creating the worst flood of the country

KANSAS: SUNFLOWER STATEkansas flag

1541: Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado reaches central Kansas

1803: the united state purchase most of Kansas from France in the Louisiana purchase

1861: on January 29, Kansas becomes the 34th state

1894: Kansas oil and gas field begin production

1934-1935: huge dust storm damage large areas of Kansas farmland

1976: the mid American all-Indian center opens near Kansas City

1988: severe drought damages more than 365,000 area of farmland

KENTUCKY: BLUEGRASS STATEkentucky flag

1756: pioneer scout Thomas walker explores what is now Kentucky

1774: Harrodstown (now Harrodstourg) becomes the first permanent kenttucky settlement

1792: on june 1, Kentucky becomes the 15th state

1875: the first Kentucky Derby horse race is run at Churchill downs, in Louisville

1966: Kentucky is the first southern state to pass a comprehensive civil right law

LOUISIANA: PELICAN STATElouisiana flag

1541: Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto explore northern Louisiana

1682: French explorer sieur de la sale reaches the mouth of the Mississippi and claims the region for france

1714: Natchitoches becomes the first permanent town in Louisiana

1803: the united state acquire Louisiana from france in the Louisiana purchase

1812: on april 30, Louisiana becomes the 18th state

1838: the first mardi gras parade is held in new oceans

1879: the mouth of the Mississippi river is deepened to allow to large ocean going strips to reach new Orleans

1927: the Mississippi river floods, causing immense damage

1992: Harricane Andrew crashed into the Louisiana coast

MAINE: PINE TREE STATEmaine flag

1497-1449:explorers john and sabastian cabot sail along the coast of maine

1607: English settlers establish the pophan colony, near the mouth of the kannebee river they learea year later

1616: A permanent settlement is founded near bidderford

1641: maine becomes part of Massachusetts

1820: on march 15, maine becomes the 23rd state

1842: a long-running dispute over the maine Canada border is settler by treaty

1972: a 40,000 arce wilderness preserve is approve on bigelow mountain

1980: the U.S. government pays $81.5m to native Americans of maine for land taken from their ancestors during the 1700’s and 1800’s

MASSACHUSETTS: BAY STATE/OLD COLONYMassachusetts

1620: pilgrims land and founded Plymouth

1630: puritants found boston

1773: the Boston tea party takes place:patriots dump tea into boston harbor to protest a tea tax

1775: the revolutionary war begins at Lexington and concord

1788: on February 6, Massachusetts becomes the 6th state

1960: john kennedy, born in brookline, is elected as the 35th president of the united state

MICHIGAN: WOLVERINE STATEmichigan flag

1620: the French explorer Etienne brille visit michigan’s upper peninsula

1668: ffench explorer explorer father Jacques Marquette found sault ste. Marie, Michigan’s first permanent settlement.

1783: great Britain grants Michigan to the united states

1837: on January 26, Michigan becomes the 26th state

1899: Ransom E. olds establishes Michigan’s first automobiles factory, in Detroit

1957: Mackinac Bridge is completed over the straits of Mackinac, connecting the upper and lower peninsulas

1988: the Enrio Fermi: 11 nuclear power plants begins operation near Detroit

MINNESOTA: GOPHER STATEminnesota flag

1660: French fur traders enters the region that today is Minnesota

1679: Daniel Greysolon, sieur Duluth, explores the western shore of Lake Superior

1763: Great Britain grants eastern Minnesota to the united atates

1803: the united state acquires western Minnesota from france in the Louisiana purchase

1888: on May 11 minnesota becomes the 32nd state

1865: rich iron deposits are discovered

1959: the St. Lawrence Seaway provide Minnesota with a water route leading to the Atlantic Ocean

MISSISSIPPI: MAGNOLIA STATEmississippi flag

1540: Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto passes through the Mississippi region

1682: French explorer sieur de la sale claims the Mississippi valley as part of France

1699: the first permanent white settlement in Mississippi is established at fort manropes

1817: on December 10, Mississippi becomes the 20th state

1861: Mississippi joins the confederacy in civil war

1909: the boll weevil invades the state and severely damages the cotton crop

1969: Hurricane Camille wreaks havoc along the gulf coast

1985: the Tennessee Tombigbee waterway is completed, linking the Tennessee River to the Gulf of Mexico

MISSOURI: SHOW ME STATEmissouri flag

1682: French explorer Sieur de la Soto claims the area of Missouri from France

1735: settlers established Missouri’s first permanent white settlement in ste. Genevieve

1803: the United States acquires Missouri from France in the Louisiana Purchase

1821: on August 10, Missouri becomes the 24th state

1861: Missouri becomes a battleground during the civil war

1904: the Louisiana Purchase exposition is held at St. Louis

1964: the gateway arch 630ft high is open in st. Louis

1993: every country in the state is declare a disaster area after the Mississippi and other river flood

MONTANA: TREASURE STATEmontana flag

1803: the united states acquire eastern Montana from France in the Louisiana Purchase

1805-1806: Meriwether Lewis and William clerk explore Montana on their way to the Pacific

1846: western Montana is acquire from Great Britain

1876: in the battle of the Little Bighorn, Sioux and other plains peoples wipe out U.S troops led by George A. Custer.

1889: on November 8, Montana becomes the 41st state

1951: oil wells in the Montana section of the Williston basin state producing

1960: Malmstrom air force base becomes the first Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile site

NEBRASKA: CORNHUSKER STATEnebraska flag

1739: French explorer Pierre and Paul mallet are probably the first whites to cross present-day Nebraska

1803: the united state acquires Nebraska from France in the Louisiana Purchase

1867: on March 1, Nebraska becomes the 37th state

1897: the Indian war ends in Nebraska

1929-36: severe drought a dust bowl, destroying crops

1939: oil is discovered near fall city

NEVADA: SAGEBRUSH/BATTLE BORN/SLIVER STATEnevada flag

1848: the united states acquire Nevada from Mexico in the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

1859: gold and silver are discovered in the Comstock Lode, near Virginia city, setting off, the mining boom

1864: on October 31 Nevada becomes the 36th state

1931: the Nevada legislature makes gambling legal in the state

1951: a series of nuclear tests begins in Nevada it ends in 1958

1980: the Nevada legislature passes law to protect Lake Tahoe from pollution

NEW HAMPSHIRE: GRANITE STATENEW HAMPSHIRE flag

1603: English explorer Martin sails up the Piscataqua River

1623: David Thompson found the first European settlement, near present-day Portsmouth

1788: on June 21, New Hampshire becomes the 9th state

1938: the first railroad in the state is completed

1944: the united nation (UN) monetary and financial conference is held at Brettonwood it creates an international fund and bank

1964: New Hampshire legalizes the first state lottery since the 1890s

NEW JERSEY: GARDEN STATEnew jersey flag

1524: Italian navigator Giovanni da verrazona explores the New Jersey coast

1618: the Dutch establish a trading post-colony at Bergen, part of present-day Jersey City

1778: General George Washington defeats the British at the monument during the revolution

1787: on December 18, New Jersey becomes the 3rd state

1927: the Holland tunnel opens connecting New Jersey and New York City

1978: New Jersey voters approve legalized gambling in Atlantic City

NEW MEXICO: LAND OF ENCHANTMENTnew mexico

1540: Francisco Vasquez de Coronado of Spain begins the European exploration and conquest of New Mexico

1598: Juan de ornate claims New Mexico from Spain and found the first permanent Spain settlement in the state

1821: New Mexico becomes a province of Mexico

1848: Mexico gives up New Mexico to the united state in a treaty ending the Mexican war

1912: on January 6, New Mexico becomes the 41th state

1945: the world’s first atomic bomb is tested in Alamogordo

1985: New Mexico is plagued by a record number of grasshoppers

1988: severe drought hit the state

NEW YORK: EMPIRE STATEnew york flag

1524: Italian navigators Giovanni da Verrazano sails into New York

1609: England’s Henry Hudson explores the Hudson River Valley

1624: the Dutch found the first permanent settlement at fort orange (now Albany) they call the region now new Netherland

1626: Peter Minuit buys Manhattan from local Native Americans

1788: on July 26, New York becomes the 11th state. New York is the first U.S capital

1826: the Erie Canal opens, linking the Hudson River and the Grent Lake

1886: the status of liberty is dedicated

1931: the empires state building is completed in New York City

1873: the world trade center is dedicated in New York

1980: the winter Olympics games are held at lake placid, which was also the site for the 1932 Winter Games

NORTH CAROLINA: THE HELL STATE/OLD NORTH STATEnorth carolina flag

1524: Italian navigator Giovanni de Verrazano explores the North Carolina coast

1585: the first English colony in America is established at Roanoke Island

1712: Carolina is divided into two provinces

1789: on November 21 North Carolina becomes the 12th state

1861: North Carolina joins the Confederacy in the civil war

1903: the wright brother makes the successful flight near Kitty Hawk

1966: Cape Lookout national seashore is established

NORTH DAKOTA: PEACE GARDEN STATEnorth dakota flag

1738: French fur trader Pierre Gaultier de vareness, Sieur de la Verendrye, is the first European to explore North Dakota

1803: the united state acquires southern North Dakota from France in the Louisiana Purchase

1812: the first permanent while settlement is established at Pembina

1818: the united state acquire part of North Dakota from Great Britain

1889; on November 2, North Dakota becomes the 39th state

1812-36: a major drought hits the state

1951: oil is discovered at Williston basin near Tioga

1988: a major drought and heat wave cause damage to 3.5 million acres

OKLAHOMA: SOONER STATEoklahoma flag

1541: Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado crosses western Oklahoma

1682: French explorer Sieur de la Sella claims Oklahoma from France

1863: the united state require most of Oklahoma from France in the Louisiana Purchase

1834: Oklahoma is officially designated Indian territory

1889: part of Oklahoma is open to white settlement, creating a land rush

1897: Oklahoma’s first commercial oil well is drilled at Bartlesville

1907: on November 16, Oklahoma becomes the 46th state

1930s: drought and dust storms force farmers into bankruptcy. Many people move west in search of work

1965: the national cowboy hall of fame is open in Oklahoma City

1995: a bomb destroys the federal office building in Oklahoma City, in the work terrorist attack in U.S history

OREGON: BEAVER STATEoregon flag

1542: Spanish explorer Bartolome Ferrero probably sails along the Oregon coast

1795: American explorer Roberto Gray sails to the mouth of the Columbia River

1811: John Jacob Astor founds fort Astoria, the first white settlement in the region

1819: a treaty between the united state and Spain fixes the southern border of Oregon

1846: a treaty with Great Britain gives the united state control of the Oregon territory

1859: on February 14 Oregon becomes 33rd state

1883: railroad line link Oregon with eastern United States

1937: Bourneville dam, on the Colombia River is completed

1967: Astoria Bridge opens, linking Oregon and Washington

PENNSYLVANIA: KEYSTONE STATEpennsylvania-flag-

1615: French explorer Etienne Brule travels down the Susquehanna River

1643: Swedish settler found a fort on Tinicum Island, the first permanent settlement in Pennsylvania

1681: King Charles II of England gives Pennsylvania to William Penn

1776: the declaration of independence is adopted in Philadelphia

1787: on December 12, Pennsylvania becomes the 2nd state. The U.S constitution is drawn up in Philadelphia

1859: Edwin Drake drills the first oil well in the united state near Titusville

1863: President Abraham Lincoln delivers the “Gettysburg address” at Gettysburg

1889: Johnstown is destroyed by flood in one of the worst disaster in U.S history

1979: A nuclear power plant accident at Three Mile Island released radioactive gases

RHODE ISLAND: OCEAN STATErhode island flag

1524: Italian explore Giovanni de Verrazano, sailing from France, reaches Narragansett Bay

1636: roger Williams found providence after fleeing from religion persecution in Massachusetts

1776: Rhode Island is the first colony to declare it independence from England

1790: on may 29, Rhode island becomes the 13th state

1900: providence becomes the state capital

1938: A hurricane and tidal war strike, causing one of the state worst natural disasters

1978: the Narragansett tribe wins a claim to land in Charlestown

SOUTH CAROLINA: PALMETTO STATEsouth carolina flag

1521: Spanish explorer Francisco Gordillo explores the Carolina coast

1676: the first permanent European settlement in South Carolina is founded at Albemarle point. It is later moved to present day Charleston

1788: on May 23rd, South Carolina becomes the 8th state

1861: the civil war begins when confederate force fire on fort saunter in Charleston Harbor

1920s: the boll weevil damages much of South Carolina’s cotton crop

1989: Hurricane Hugo hits the state causing enormous property damage

SOUTH DAKOTA: COYOTE/MOUNT RUSHMORE STATEsouth dakota flag

1743: Francisco and Louis Gautier de Varennes are the first white people to explore the region and claim it from France

1803: the United States acquires South Dakota from France in the Louisiana Purchase

1817 Joseph frambiose established the first permanent settlement, a fur trading post at present-day fort Pierre

1874: Gold is discovered in the Black hills

1889: on November 2 South Dakota becomes the 40th state

1890: U.S soldier kill 250 Sioux, including many woman and children at, Wounded Knee

1973: members of the American India movement occupy the town of Wounded Knee

1995: the worst flood of the century hit the area

TENNESSEE: VOLUNTEER STATEtennessee flag

1540: Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto leads the white expedition into the region

1760: Daniel Boone explores eastern Tennessee

1796: on June 1, Tennessee becomes the 16th state

1861: Tennessee is the last state to leave the union at the start of the civil war (it becomes the first state to be re-admitted, in 1866)

1878: yellow fever kills about 5,200 of the 19600 people living in Memphis

1933: congress created the Tennessee valley Authority (TVA) to develop the Tennessee River system control floods, and provide electric power

1968: civil right leader martin Luther king Jr. is killed in Memphis

1972: construction begins on the Tennessee Tombigbee waterway, linking the Tennessee River with the gulf of Mexico

1982: the world’s fair is held in Knoxville

TEXAS: LONE STAR STATEtexas flag

1519: Spanish explorer Alonso Alvarez de Pineda maps the Texas coast

1682: Spanish missionaries build the first two missions in Texas near present-day El Paso

1836: Texas breaks away from Mexico and becomes the independent republic of Texas

1845: on December 29, Texas becomes the 28th state

1846: the first battle of the Mexican war is fought at Palo Alto

1861: Texas joins the Confederacy in the civil war

1901: Texas great Spindletop oil field is discovered south of Beaumont

1963: President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas

1988: drought and wind erosion damage more than 2.5 million acre in the state

UTAH: BEEHIVE STATEutah flag

1776: Spaniards Silvestre Velez de Escalante and Francisco Atanasio Dominguez explore the Utah area

8147: Brigham Young leads the first Mormon pioneer into the Great Salt Lake Valley

1848: Mexico cedes (gives up) Utah to the United States

1896: on January 4 Utah becomes the 45th state

1919: Zion national park is created

1952: large uranium deposits are discovered near Moab

1964: the flaming George and Glen Canyon dams are completed

1983: flood cause widespread damage

VERMONT: GREEN MOUNTAIN STATEvermont flag

1604: Samuel de Champlain is probably the first white person to explore Vermont

1724: Massachusetts established fort dummer near Brattleboro. It is considered the first permanent white settlement in Vermont

1791: on March 4, Vermont becomes the 14th state

1864: Confederate soldiers rob banks in St. Albans and flee to Canada in the northern part to St. Action of the civil war.

1927: floods devastate the state

1984: Madeline M. Kunin is elected Vermont first woman governor

VIRGINIA: OLD DOMINIONvirgina flag

1607: Jamestown is found by the Virginia Company of London

1619: the House of Burgesses, America’s first representative legislature, meets at Jamestown

1775: George Washington, a Virginian, is chosen to lead patriot forces in the revolutionary war

1788: on June 25, Virginia becomes the 10th state

1861-65: Virginia joins the Confederacy and is the battleground of the civil war

1926: Historic Williamsburg is restored by john d. Rockefeller, Jr.

1964: the Chesapeake Bay bridges tunnels open, connecting mainland Virginia to the eastern shore

1990: L. Douglass wilder becomes the first elected African-American U.S governor

WASHINGTON: EVERGREEN STATEwashington flag

1775: Spanish explorer Bruno de Heceta lands on the Washington coast

1792: George Vancouver surveys the coast for Great Britain and names Puget Sound

1810: A British-Canadian trading post is set up near present-day Spokane

1846: a treaty between the United States and Great Britain establishes Washington boundaries

1889: on November 11, Washington becomes the 42nd state

1941: Grand Coulee dam is completed

1980: Mount St. Helens erupts, causing enormous damage

1990: Seattle and Spokane host the goodwill games

WEST VIRGINIA: MOUNTAIN STATEwest virgina flag

1609: king james I of England grant the area that is now West Virginia to Virginia colony

1730: settler begin to enter the region

1742: John P. salley discover coal at Racine

1859; the abolitionists john brown stages a daring but unsuccessful raid on the federal Arsenal at Harpers Ferry

1861: the western countries of Virgina break away when Virgina leaves the union at the start of civil war

1863: on June 20, west virgina becomes 35th state

1912: a coal mine strike lead to bloodshed in the first on many “mine wars” between mine owners and workers who want to form union

WISCOUNSIN: BADGER STATEwiscounsin flag

1634: French explorer jean Nicolet land near green Bay

1665: father Claude alloues founds the first permanent mission at chequamegon Bay

1673: Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet explore Wisconsin’s waterways

1787: Wisconsin becomes part of the U.S Northwest territory

1832: Black hawk, a Sauk chief, is defeated in battle and submits to white settlement

1848: on May 29, Wisconsin becomes the 30th state

1872: the Wisconsin dairymen’s association is organized in Watertown

1959: the St. Lawrence Seaway is completed

1993: floods destroy thousands of acres of farmland and cover part of many towns

WYOMING: EQUALITY STATEWYOMING flag

1803: eastern Wyoming becomes part of the united states in the Louisiana purchase

1807: wilderness traveler John Colter explores the Yellowstone region

1834: Roberto Campbell and William Sublette build the first permanent trading post at present-day fort Laramie

1890: on July 10, Wyoming becomes the 44th state

1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross becomes the governor of Wyoming. The first   woman governor in the unites states

1949: uranium deposits are discovered in crook country

1988: Yellowstone National park is hard hit by forest fire

WASHINGTON, D.C.: THE DISTRICwashinton d.c flag

1790: congress authorizes the establishment of a new federal capital near the Potomac river

1973: President George Washington lays the cornerstone of the capital building

1800: Washington D.C becomes the permanent home of the federal government

1814: the British capture and burn part of the city- including the capitol building and the white house-during the war of 1812

1963: martins Luther king, Jr. Delivers his famous speech I have a dream “speech to hundreds of thousands during the civil war” march on Washington

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