Friday, November 7, 2008

Historical Facts on England & United States (1)

Topic: The years 1612-1618

1612: (N. America) Dutch use Manhattan as fur-trading center for first time.

(N. America) Tobacco planted in Virginia.

1613: (England) Thomas Bodley, Engl. diplomat and scholar, d. (b. 1545), leaving bulk of his fortune to Bodleian Library, Oxford.

1613: (England) Hugh Myddleton constructs "New River" cut, to bring water to London.

1614: (N. America) Adriaen Block explores Long island Sound.

1614: (England) James I's second Parliament- "The Addled Parliament"- meets and refuses to discuss finance; dissolved.

1614: (N. America) Cornelius Jacobsen Mey explores the Lower Delaware.

1614: (England) Founders' Company, London, Incorporated.

1614: (England) Development of glass industry in England.

1616: (England) Sir Walter Raleigh released from Tower to lead expedition to Guiana in search of El Dorado.

1617: (England) Sir Walter Raleigh leaves England on expedition to Guiana and reaches
mouth of Orinoco River.

1618: (England) Sir Walter Raleigh returns to England and is executed.

1618: (England) Royal College of Physicians, London, issues "Pharmacopoeia Londinensis." (34)

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