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New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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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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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
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
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.
New Haven, Connecticut, USA - What to Get a Man for Christmas
Postal Scale and Letter Opener
Postal Scale Company, Chapel St., New Haven, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
December 1898
New Haven, Connecticut, USA

What to Get a Man for Christmas
Postal Scale and Letter Opener
Postal Scale Company, Chapel St., New Haven, Conn.

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

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New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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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...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...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.

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June 20, 1682
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 ...Read MORE...

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

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...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...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...Read MORE...

1792 - New Haven Bank established
In 1792, New Haven Bank was established with capital of $400,000.

The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia,...Read MORE...

1812 - Columbian Register First Published in New Haven
Joseph Barber starts Columbian Register at New Haven. In 1911 combined with New Haven Register and...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
1819 - New Haven
New-Haven, the seat of justice of the county, and semi-capital of the State, is situated at the...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...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...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...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 ...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...Read MORE...

News  1869 - Fish Hooks
Fish-hooks are made now almost entirely at New Haven, Conn. They are made entirely by machinery, a...Read MORE...

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
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,...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...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.

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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...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...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...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...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...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 ...Read MORE...

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

Woman Injured--Man Nearly...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,...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.

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November 21, 1914
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 ...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...Read MORE...

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 ...Read MORE...

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