New Haven, Connecticut, USA - The Gothic Church
American Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

The Gothic Church
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Yale College
American Scenery, 
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Yale College
American Scenery,
by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - New Haven and Vicinity
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

New Haven and Vicinity
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - The Sperry Light, New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

The Sperry Light, New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Old Light House, New Haven, Conn.
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Old Light House, New Haven, Conn.
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - New Bathing Pavilion, Light House Point, New Haven, Conn.
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

New Bathing Pavilion, Light House Point, New Haven, Conn.
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A., New Haven, Conn.
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.C.A., New Haven, Conn.
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Old Town Pump, New Haven, Conn.
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Old Town Pump, New Haven, Conn.
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Yale University - The Cloister Society Dormitory New Haven, Connecticut
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Yale University - The Cloister Society Dormitory New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Yale University, Osborn Hall, New Haven, Conn.
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - View in Campus, Yale College, New Haven, Conn.
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Library and Court House Buildings, New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut, USA - Chapel Street, New Haven, Conn.
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New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
...On April 24, 1638, a company of five-hundred English Puritans led by the Reverend John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton, a wealthy London merchant, sailed into the harbor. They soon discovered that the Quinnipiacks and other local tribes were much distressed by raiding bands of Pequots and Mohawks from surrounding areas. It was for this reason that Momauguin, the sachem of the Quinnipiacks, and other tribe members agreed to sell the tribe's land to the Puritans. In return, the settlers pledged to protect the natives and to allow them the use of the lands on the east side of the harbor.

New Haven's founders not only hoped to create a Christian utopia, they also saw in New Haven's spacious harbor an opportunity to establish a commercial empire that would control Long Island Sound and possibly the coastline as far south as Delaware Bay...

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1638 - New Haven Founded as a Colony
In 1638, English Puritans established the New Haven Colony, which soon included what are now the towns of New Haven, Branford, Guilford, Milford, and Stamford, as well as Southold on Long Island. The settlers planned their town around a grid of nine squares centered on the Meeting House on the...Read MORE...


1643 - New Haven Colony is organized as a state including the towns of New Haven, Milford, Guilford, Branford, Stamford and Southold, Long Island. It is an independent colony without a royal charter, organized by the Congregational Church.

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1673 - New Haven and Milford dispute the ownership of the Three Brothers, a clump of three chestnut trees on the Milford-New Haven boundary and now located in northern Bethany at the Naugatuck-Prospect-Bethany boundary point.
“The area in dispute was supposed to be haunted by evil spirits. The quarrel was carried to the Governor of the Colony of Connecticut for adjustment, but a satisfactory decision was not rendered. The townsfolk thereupon agreed to settle their differences by physical combat. Elimination contests...Read MORE...


1675 - Center of New Haven is fortified against Indian attack during King Phillip’s War (1675-76); a log palisade is built but the town is not attacked. This war resulted in the extermination of Indian tribal life in Southern New England.

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News  1682 - A major tornado ripped through southwestern Connecticut, passing through Stratford, Milford, and New Haven, and then into Long Island Sound.

WeatherForYou.com
June 20, 1682
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1717 - New Haven State House and Yale
1717 - New Haven State House erected on the Green.
New Haven's first State House was built in 1717 on the Green near the corner of Elm and College Streets. New Haven's colonial courts held sessions under the jurisdiction of the Connecticut charter. The courts were located in this building, and a...Read MORE...



1755 - First Newspaper in Connecticut
Connecticut Gazette of New Haven, the Colony's first newspaper, printed by James Parker at New Haven.

The first newspaper known to be published in Connecticut is the Connecticut gazette, from New Haven. It began on April 12th and was published by James Parker. His business partner was Benjamin...Read MORE...



1763 - Brick State House erected on New Haven Green.
In 1763, a new brick State House with courtrooms and a town hall on the lower floor and rooms for the General Assembly on the upper floor was erected on the Green on Temple Street.
Timeline of Connecticut History
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1767 - Thomas and Samuel Green launch newspaper which after many changes becomes New Haven Journal-Courier
Thomas [Green] was a prolific Connecticut printer, publishing or helping to publish about four hundred items in his lifetime. He helped edit and print the first newspaper in the colony, the 1755 New Haven Gazette for its owner, Parker & Company. Then, seeing opportunities in Hartford, one of the...Read MORE...


1779 - British troops under General Tryon raid New Haven
On July 5, the British arrive off New Haven. Troops under Brigadier General George Garth come ashore and commence the destruction of public property and ships in the harbor, although Garth ignores Tyron's [New York Governor, British Major General William Tyron] orders to torch the town. Meanwhile,...Read MORE...


1784 - New Haven Incorporated as a City
New Haven was incorporated as a city in 1784, and Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Constitution and author of the "Connecticut Compromise", became the new city's first mayor.
Timeline of Connecticut History
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1792 - New Haven Bank established
In 1792, New Haven Bank was established with capital of $400,000.

The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Volume 3
Author Sir David Brewster
Publisher J. & E. Parker, 1832
Page 229

Timeline of Connecticut History
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1812 - Columbian Register First Published in New Haven
Joseph Barber starts Columbian Register at New Haven. In 1911 combined with New Haven Register and continues as Register to present.

Joseph Barber operated the Columbian Register from 1812 until the end of 1837. when he sold the paper to Minott A. Osborn and William B. Baldwin. At the time of...Read MORE...



News  1812 - Apple trees at New Haven CT did not blossom until the first of June, the latest such occurrence during the period beginning in 1794.

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June 1, 1812
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1819 - New Haven
New-Haven, the seat of justice of the county, and semi-capital of the State, is situated at the head of the bay of the same name, upon Long-Island sound, in 41 degrees 18 north lat. and 72 degrees 56 mins west lon., 34 miles southwest from Hartford, 52 miles west from New-London, and 76 northeast...Read MORE...


1821 - Captain John Davis of New Haven becomes first man to set foot on the Antarctic Continent.
The first recorded landing on the Antarctic continent took place on February 7, 1821. Men from the American sealer Cecilia, under Captain John Davis, landed at Hughes Bay (64°01'S) looking for seals. Though they were on shore for less than an hour, these men were the first humans to set foot on...Read MORE...


1827 - "New" State House erected in New Haven; Ithiel Town, architect.
Along with Hartford, New Haven became co-capital of Connecticut in 1701. General Assembly meetings alternated between the two cities. When sitting in New Haven, they met in a statehouse designed by Ithiel Town in 1827, on New Haven Green. In 1874, the building lost its status as a statehouse when...Read MORE...


January 5, 1835 - It was a record cold morning in the eastern U.S. The mercury at the Yale Campus in New Haven CT plunged to 23 degrees below zero, and reached 40 below in the Berkshire Hills of Connecticut.

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1839 - Railroad completed between New Haven and Hartford.
The Hartford and New Haven Railroad, New Haven's first railroad was opened in New Haven to North Haven in November, 1838. An old newspaper gives an account of this first trip, and states that the return trip from North Haven to New Haven was made, in 19 minutes, which was considered good time and...Read MORE...


News  1860 - The Late Boiler Explosion - Body Recovered - Serious Affray.
New-Haven, Saturday, Nov. 3

The boy, HENRY RICE, who was killed by the steam-boiler explosion at DANN & BROTHERS' coach factory, yesterday, was found under the ruins last night; nearly all his bones crushed. The boy JOHN KANE lives, but with no hope of his life. G. G. BALDWIN and GEORGE DE WOLF...Read MORE...



News  1861 - The Excitement In New Haven, Conn.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 11. - The excitement here is intense. The streets are crowded with people who are clamoring after extras. The national flag is flying. The City Grays are holding a meeting in anticipation of receiving a call to duty. The indignation against the rebels is universal.
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Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 15, 1861
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News  1869 - Fish Hooks
Fish-hooks are made now almost entirely at New Haven, Conn. They are made entirely by machinery, a piece of wire going into a machine and coming out a perfect fish-hook. The machinery is the most ingenious that has ever been invented for any purpose.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 19, 1869
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News  1871 - In New Haven, if the people neglect to clean the snow off their pavements, the city does it for them at the rate of two dollars each.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 17, 1871
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1878 - First telephone exchange in world opened in New Haven.
The first commercial telephone exchange system in the world was opened in New Haven, in January, 1878, and has been in continuous operation ever since. This pioneer exchange was organized by Mr. George W. Coy, who now resides in Milford, New Haven County, and who, during the twelve years ending...Read MORE...


News  1882 - SILVERWARE FACTORY BURNED. LARGE FIRE IN CONNECTICUT - LOSS, $150,000.
NEW-HAVEN, Sept. 26 - The factory of Maltby, Stevens, Curtis & Co., manufacturers of hollow-ware and German silver spoons, in Shelton, was destroyed by fire at 2 o'clock this morning. The flames started in the casting-room, where there were several furnaces, and, as the floors were oil-soaked and...Read MORE...


1883 - November 27 - Fire engines were called out in New York City and New Haven, CT, as a result of the afterglow of the sunset due to vivid red ash from the Krakatoa Volcano explosion in August.

The Weather Channel
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News  1885 - Men of Brains - Some of the Distinguished American Inventors
Charles Goodyear, inventor and patentee of the simple mixture of rubber and sulphur, the basis of the present great rubber industries throughout the world; born in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1800; in 1839, by the accidental mixture of a bit of rubber and sulphur on a red-hot stove, he discovered...Read MORE...


News  1886 - AN EXPLOSION OF GAS.
NEW-HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 27. - People living in the lower part of the city were alarmed at noon to-day by what seemed like an earthquake shook preceded by a sharp report. Almost immediately thereafter smoke was seen issuing from the roof of the japanning department at O. B. North & Co.'s, hardware...Read MORE...


News  1891 - FIRE ON A BIG STEAMER. Thirteen Hundred Persons Narrowly Escape Death on a Sound Steamer.
New Haven, Conn., July 31. - When the steamer Elm City, with 1,300 excursionists on board, was midway between New York and Bridgeport last evening, fire broke out on board. The flames originated in the engine-room and spread with alarming rapidity, and the dense clouds of smoke that rolled up...Read MORE...


1895 - First hamburger, served at Louie's Lunch in New Haven

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News  1896 - LIVES LOST IN RAGING FLAMES. THREE MEN SACRIFICED BY A DANGEROUS EXPERIMENT WITH GAS.
TWO EXPLOSIONS ENSUE.

ONE WORKMAN KILLED INSTANTLY AND TWO SUBSEQUENTLY PERISH IN THE FIRE.

MUCH PROPERTY DAMAGE.

New Haven, Conn., Jan. 21. -- The building on Crown Street, opposite Orange, occupied by English & Mersick and two other firms, was destroyed by fire this morning, which...Read MORE...



1898 - New Haven - The City of Elms by Frederick Hull Cogswell
The main incidents in the history of New Haven have a flavor of romance. Even the original settlement, usually a prosy affair, was brought about by the chance letter of a victorious soldier. On the 26th of June, 1637, a company of wealthy English immigrants sailed into Boston harbor, undecided as...Read MORE...


News  1901 - TROLLEY DEAL IN CONNECTICUT: New Haven Road Purchases the Webster and Worcester System.
NEW HAVEN, Jan. 12 - The New Haven Road has just purchased through the People's Tramway Company of Danielson, Conn., the Webster and Worcester Street Railway Company.

The purchase gives to the People's Tramway Company control of the trolley lines from Danielson, Conn., to Worcester, a distance ...Read MORE...



News  1903 - Passengers Leave Burning Sleeping Car in Nightclothes.
Sixteen Men and Four Women Hurried from Temporary Home.

Woman Injured--Man Nearly Suffocated--Several Lose Valuables.

New Haven, Conn., May 14 - Passengers, including 16 men and four women had to flee in their night clothing, early Thursday, from a burning sleeping car at the Union station....Read MORE...



News  1904 - FIRE WORKED DOWN THROUGH A SHAFT
One of New Haven's Finest Buildings Is Ruined - Firemen Extinguished $150,000 Blaze.

New Haven, Conn., Jan. 18. - Fire and water completely wrecked the Headley building, corner of Church and Crown Streets, tonight, causing a loss which will aggregate $150,000. A score or more of tenants lost all ...Read MORE...



1908 - First lollipop-making machine opened for business in New Haven. George Smith named the treat after a popular racehorse.

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1914 - November 21 – In New Haven CT, the new Yale Bowl officially opens; Harvard defeats Yale 36-0 in the first football game held here.

www.wikipedia.org
November 21, 1914
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News  1915 - HISTORIC THEATRE BURNS. Grand Opera House in New Haven Destroyed, with Loss of $80,000.
NEW HAVEN, April 25.- The Grand Opera House in Crown Street, the oldest playhouse in New Haven, was destroyed by fire early today, and the entire fire-fighting force of the city had a hard time to prevent the blaze from spreading to near-by buildings.

Various office buildings were endangered for ...Read MORE...



1920 - University of New Haven founded.
The University of New Haven (UNH) was founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University as the New Haven YMCA Junior College, a division of Northeastern University. The college offered instruction in business and engineering to local students.
www.newhaven.edu/ about/ history
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1920 - First Frisbee, Yale students discovered empty pie plates from Mrs. Frisbie Pies in Bridgeport could be sailed across the New Haven Green

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1938 - The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
CAT 3 - September 21, 1938
The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to strike Southern New England. This system developed in the far eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands on September 4. It made a twelve day journey across the...Read MORE...



1957 - Oak Street redevelopment
Ground broken for first building in New Haven's Oak Street redevelopment area.
Timeline of Connecticut History
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