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Abigail, her family, and friends. For example, Abigail is 2 years old when Maryland is established as 200 settlers, many of them Catholic, arrive in the lands granted to Roman Catholic Lord Baltimore.
|Sir Isaac Newton invents calculus
|The laws of gravity are defined by Isaac Newton; France invades Rhine as Dutch open dikes to flood Amsterdam to keep it from falling under French rule.
|Niagara Falls is discovered by white men
|Maryland is established as 200 settlers, many of them Catholic, arrive in the lands granted to Roman Catholic Lord Baltimore.
|In June, Providence and Rhode Island are founded by Roger Williams, after he is banished for new and dangerous opinions.
|During the 1660's plantation owners change the laws and revoke contracts so that the Africans cannot earn their freedom.
|The Carolina colonies are established after King Charles II grants the territory to eight loyal supporters.
|In March, the first permanent settlement in South Carolina is established at Albemarle Point (Charles Town, SC).
|Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
|England's Civil Wars begin
|The Society of Friends founded. Later this group becomes known as Quakers.
|King Charles I of England is executed
|England's Civil Wars end
|Louis XIV of France marries Maria Teresa Infanta of Spain
|Great Fire of London
|Hudson Bay Company formed (English)
|England's Test Act excludes Roman Catholics from holding office
|England's Bill of Rights created. European Nine Year's War begin and grows into a world-wide event. It ends in 1697.