Events in American History(1000-1700)
January 21, 2007 10:15pm CST
1000 leif Ericsion sails into North American waters 1492 October 12, Christopher Columbus lands on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. 1607 First permanent English settlement established at Jamestown,Virginia 1619 July 30,House of Burgesses,America's first elected legislature,meets at Jamestown. 1620 Mayflower Compact establishes government by majority will in Massachusetts settlement. 1636 October 28,America's first college,Harvard,founded at Cambridge,Massachusetts. 1647 Massachusetts school of law lays foundation for free public education.
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