Pictured above: Left: Map of the territory of Montana with portions of the adjoining territories [Detail of Legend], Drawn by W. W. de Lacy for the use of the first legislature of Montana, St. Louis, Mo: Jul. Hutawa, lithr., 1865./LOC - Right:Map of the territory of Montana with portions of the adjoining territories : showing the gulch or placer diggings actually worked and districts where quartz (gold & silver) lodes have been discovered to January 1st 1865 / drawn by W.W. de Lacy for the use of the first legislature of Montana/LOC
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1637 – A combined Protestant and Mohegan force under English Captain John Mason attacks a Pequot village in Connecticut, massacring approximately 500 Native Americans.
1647 – Alse Young, hanged in Hartford, Connecticut, becomes the first person executed as a witch in the British American colonies.
1736 – British and Chickasaw soldiers repel a French and Choctaw attack on the Chickasaw village of Ackia, near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi.
1783 – A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution.
1830 – The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. Congress; it is signed into law by President Andrew Jackson two days later.