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  1. Connecticut Colony The Saybrook Colony was an English colony established in late 1635 at the mouth of the Connecticut River in present-day Old Saybrook, Connecticut by John Winthrop, the Younger , son of John Winthrop , the Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony .

  2. Thomas Hooker (July 5, 1586 – July 7, 1647) was a prominent English colonial leader and Congregational minister, who founded the Connecticut Colony after dissenting with Puritan leaders in Massachusetts. He was known as an outstanding speaker and an advocate of universal Christian suffrage.

  3. 1975 - Independence is granted to the Dutch colony of Surinam. 1980 - Beatrix becomes queen when Queen Juliana abdicates her throne. 1995 - A great flood causes a state of emergency and hundreds of thousands of people are evacuated. 1997 - The Delta Works are completed. 2002 - The Euro replaces the Dutch guilder as the official currency.

  4. The New York Colony eventually gained the nickname of Empire State. The New York Colony declared its independence on July 9 th, 1776. On April 20 th, 1777 the New York Colony adopted its constitution. In June, 1777, the New York Colony elected its first governor, George Clinton. The New York Colony became a U.S. state on July 26 th, 1788.

  5. 1636 - Roger Williams begins the colony of Providence Plantation after being expelled from Massachusetts. 1636 - Thomas Hooker moves to Connecticut and establishes what will become the Connecticut Colony. 1637 - The Pequot War occurs in New England. The Pequot peoples are nearly wiped out. 1638 - New Sweden is founded along the Delaware River.

  6. Feb 09, 2010 · The colony of New Netherland was established by the Dutch West India Company in 1624 and grew to encompass all of present-day New York City and parts of Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. A ...

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