York, York, Pennsylvania, USA York, also known as Yorktown in the mid 18th to early 19th century, was founded in 1741 by settlers from the Philadelphia region, and named for the English city of the same name. By 1777, most of the area residents were of either German or Scots-Irish descent. York was incorporated as a borough on September 24, 1787, and as a city on January 11, 1887. During the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), York served as the temporary capital of the Continental Congress. The Articles of Confederation were drafted and adopted in York, though they would not be ratified until March 1781. Wikipedia
1777 to 1778 - Articles of Confederation October 1777 - June 1778 - While Congress was sitting in York, it approved the Articles of Confederation, the first step toward a national government. After the war, the capital was moved to New York, 1790 until the opening of the District of Columbia in 1800, Philadelphia was again the...Read MORE...
1856 - Tornado Further Particulars. - The storm of Saturday night was quite serious at York, Pa. The Gazette says:
It lifted the sheet iron roof from the large warehouse of P. A. & S. Small, in the rear of their store, carrying one end across the alley into an adjoining lot, whilst the other end hung to the...Read MORE...
1869 - Lead Lead of the best quality has been found near York, Pa. St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan December 25, 1869 Added: 4/4/2014 12:01:44 PM - 1 Updated: 6/22/2014 9:15:11 PM - 1
1888 - Hall Collapses A Hall at York, Pa., collapsed on the 26th during an entertainment, burying three hundred persons in the ruins, and large number were seriously injured.
St Joseph Herald Saint Joseph, Michigan December 29, 1888 Added: 4/4/2014 12:01:03 PM - 1 Updated: 6/22/2014 9:15:33 PM - 1
1894 - April 10 - York, PA received 26 inches of snow
1906 York, a city, capital of York co., Pa., on Codorus Creek, 28 miles SSE. of Harrisburg, on the Northern Central, the Maryland and Pennsylvania and the Western Maryland Re. It is situated in the midst of a very fertile and productive agricultural region, is neatly and substantially built, and...Read MORE...
1911 - Fire Destroys Printing Plant Special to The Inquirer.
YORK, Pa., July 16.- Hard luck seems to follow James K. Taylor, a well-known business man of this city. Yesterday Mr. Taylor, who is at the head of the Specialty Printing Company, was served with a warrant amounting to $13,000 by false pretense, and late last night his...Read MORE...
1932 - Bob Hoffman of York is hailed the world round as the Father of Weightlifting. Hoffman started York Barbell Corp. in 1932 and preached the gospel of physical fitness throughout his life as an US Olympic coach, businessman and philanthropist.
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