Today in Vermont History
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Events 1 - 22 of 22
1749-01-03 - Benning Wentworth issues the first of the New Hampshire Grants, leading to the establishment of Vermont.
1760-01-28 - Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.
1777-01-15 - People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
1777-01-16 - Vermont declares independence from NY
1777-07-02 - Vermont becomes 1st American colony to abolish slavery
1780-10-16 - Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.
1790-10-28 - NY gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
1791-03-04 - Vermont admitted as 14th state (1st addition to the 13 colonies)
1799-01-25 - 1st US patent for a seeding machine, Eliakim Spooner, Vermont
1819-08-06 - Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
1834-06-14 - Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont
1864-10-19 - Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St Albans, Vermont
1894-06-17 - 1st US poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Rutland, Vermont
1896-11-24 - 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
1911-07-04 - 105°F (41°C) at Vernon, Vermont (state record)
1927-11-03 - 22.3 cm rainfall at Somerset, Vermont (state record)
1933-12-30 - -50°F (-46°C) in Bloomfield, Vermont (state record)
1934-01-28 - 1st US ski tow (rope) begins operation (Woodstock Vermont)
1971-03-21 - Vermont seasonal snowfall totals 132.2"
1993-08-10 - Charlotte Anne Lopez, 16, of Vermont, crowned 11th Miss Teen USA
2000-07-01 - Vermont's civil unions law goes into effect.
2001-05-24 - The Democrats gain control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1994 when Senator James Jeffords of Vermont abandons the Republican Party and declares himself an independent.
Birthdays 1 - 15 of 15
1805-12-23 - Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church), (d. 1844)
1871-12-13 - Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)
1932-08-19 - Thomas P. Salmon, 75th Governor of Vermont
1933-09-28 - Madeleine M Kunin, Switzerland (Gov-D-Vt), 1st Jewish gov of Vermont
1941-09-08 - Bernard Sanders, (Rep-R-Vermont)
1947-12-26 - Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)
1951-05-13 - Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont
1966-09-04 - Debra Lewin, South Burlington Vermont, Miss Vermont-America (1991)
1971-02-11 - Jennifer Lynne Faucette, Burlington Vermont, Miss America-Vt (1996)
1971-09-13 - Nancy Anne Roberts, Miss Vermont USA (1996)
1974-06-22 - Nicole Juvan, Essex Junction Vermont, Miss America-Vermont (1997)
Religious Leader Joseph Smith Jr (1805-12-23) 1976-06-10 - Lisa Jean Costantino, Miss USA-Vermont (1997)
1979-01-09 - Lavinia Magruder, Miss Vermont Teen USA (1996)
1979-04-19 - Mariah Billado, Miss Vermont Teen USA (1997)
2184-08-05 - Christine Lauren Chapel, Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)
Weddings 1 - 4 of 4
1905-10-04 - 30th US President Calvin Coolidge (33) weds Grace Anna Goodhue (26) in Burlington, Vermont
1988-07-16 - "Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont
1996-11-13 - "A Room With A View" actor Daniel Day-Lewis (39) weds "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" screenwriter Rebecca Miller (34) in Vermont
2008-12-21 - Talk show host Craig Ferguson (46) weds art dealer Megan Wallace Cunningham (26) in Chester, Vermont