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  • (BC to 1000) - Beavers became extinct in Denmark.
  • Great European deforestation. - (1100-1500)
  • Catching Sturgeon save settlers lives. (1607)
  • Salmon reported plentiful on the atlantic
    coast from Maine to the Hudson by John Smith. - (1616 to 1824)
  • Beavers almost became extinct in America. - (1620 to 1838)
  • William Wood claims Merrimack river full of Sturgeon. - (1634)
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony Cod fisheries catches reach 300,000 tons. - (1640 - 1700)
  • Sturgeon Fisheries finally restricted after severe depletion around 1800. - (1700 - 1800)
  • Whaling business in the US prospers. - (1783 - 1840)
  • Damming South Hadley falls and Turner Falls
    makes Salmon extinct from all Connecticut Rivers. - (1796 - )
  • The last Eastern American Buffalo or Wood Bison is shot near Asheville NC. - (1824)
  • John Muir born 1838. - (1838-1914)
  • Robert Underwood Johnson born 1853 - (1853-1937)
  • Over 10,000 men are employed in U.S. whaling - (1860 )
  • The Appalachian Mountain Club is started by Pickering of MIT. - (1876)
  • Only 12,500 lbs of Sturgeon are caught on Kennebec Rivers. - (1879-1880)
  • The American Ornithologists Union starts. - (1883)
  • The National Audubon Society is started by George Grinnell. - (1886 - )
  • Joyce Kilmer is born.(1886 - 1918)
  • Robert Underwood Johnson's wife befriends Nicolas Tesla and becomes befriends Samuel Clemmons. - (1890 - )
  • The Western American Buffalo almost goes extinct late during the 1890's.(BC to 1890's)
  • Johnson's Century Magazine helps preserve the forests and helps to kick start the Sierra club. - (1892 - )
  • John Muir co-founds Sierra Club with Johnson. (1892 -)
  • Gifford Pinchot and John Muir briefly become friends. - (1896 - 1897 )
  • Pinchot supports sheep grazing in forests which ends John Muir's friendship. - (1897 - )
  • Only 10,875 lbs Sturgeon from Kennebec Rivers. (1897 - 1898 )
  • John Muir's desired preservation of Yosemite passed by Congress.(1899 - )
  • Muir's of Sequoia National Park. - (1899 - )
  • Teddy Roosevelt tours US forests with Muir - (1903 - 1904)
  • Only 2,000 lbs Sturgeon caught in Kennebec river.(1913 - 1914)
  • Last Passenger Pigeon shot or observed in 1912.(1911 - 1912)
  • Joyce Kilmer's Trees published.(1914)
  • ONLY 400 lbs Sturgeon caught in Kennebec(1946)
  • Greenpoint New Town Creek oil spill becomes the largest recorded in the US. (1946)
  • Billions of gallons of chemicals like agent orange dumped in Vietnam. (1962 - 2000)
  • The EDF sets out to ban DDT succeding in 1972(1967)
  • Joyce Kilmer Park opened.(1975 -)
  • Three mile Island nuclear core meltdown(1979)
  • Ixtoc I oil spill (Mexico) washes up on Padre Island Texas beaches for over three years.(1979)
  • Chernobyl radiation spreads around the world (1986)
  • Large oil spill on the North Sea and 167 workers from the Occidental Petroleum Piper Alpha platform are killed. (1988)
  • Huge lobster kill in Long Island Sound blamed on the chemicals used to kill mosquitoes that may be infected with West Nile Virus.(1999)
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  • Olduvai hand axe found to be at least 1.2 Million years old. (1.2M)
  • First records of fishing with hooks on Pacific Island.
    Certainly they are much older. (42000 BC)
  • Swimming Reindeer found to be from 11000 BC. (11000 BC)
  • Jade axe found in England - Jade came from Alps.(4000 BC)
  • Standard of UR found to be from around 2600 BC.(2600 BC)
  • Mold's gold cape found to be from around 1800 BC.(1800 BC)
  • Famous Minoan Bull Leaper from Crete dated to 1700 BC.(1700 BC)
  • Vale of York Viking hoard dated to around 950.(950)
  • (1150 - 1350 / present)First record of a Blast furnace built in Switzerland(1150 - 1350-present)
  • (1150 - 1350 / present)Worshipful Co. of Pewterers started in London.(1348-present)
  • (1551 - 1917 - present)The Mystery, Company, and Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers for the Discovery of Regions, Dominions, Islands, and Places Unknown
    The name became the Muscovy Company which traded in whale and beaver. Later it became the Moscow Company which retained ownership of the famous "Russia house".
    Since 1917 the Moscow Company has been considered a charity.(1551 - 1917-present)
  • Record of the first grist mill in New Amsterdam. - (1634)
  • Harvard University is founded. - (1636)
  • The British Wool Act forbids export of wool from America. - (1699)
  • Yale University is founded. - (1701)
  • Copper is discovered in Simsbury Ct. - .(1705)
  • Copper is discovered in Cheshire Ct. in smaller amounts than Simsbury. - (1709)
  • Abraham Darby (1678- 1717) discovers how to make the coke used to smelt steel. - (1709)
  • John Allen starts a Silver Shop and brass shop in Waterbury Connecticut. - (approx 1720)
  • First medical diploma is granted by Yale University. - (approx 1729)
  • The start of the Pre-Industrial Revolution - (1740-1840)
  • Pattisons from Ireland (travelers / gypsy / tinkers) make Tin products in Berlin Connecticut and Waterbury Connecticut. - (1740)
  • British Law forbids all smelting and slitting in America. - (1750 - 1776)
  • Pattisons hire Yankee Peddlers to sell their products as far as New Orleans. (1760)
  • Ethan Allen starts a forge in Litchfield Ct. - (1762)
  • John Jacob Astor is born - (1763-1848)
  • Eli Whitney born in Westbourogh Massachusetts. - (1765 - 1825)
  • Rothschilds finance England to fight Napoleon and use war intelligence make a fortune. - (1773)
  • The submarine Turtle is built by David Bushnell with Benjamin Franklin. Together they
    experiment with underwater explosives. - (1774)
  • James Watt Starts builds the first steam engine. - (1775)
  • First dictionary published by Noah Webster. - (1783)
  • The first Spinning Jenny / Water Frame combination came out of patent. - (1783)
  • The first law school was started in Litchfield Ct. by Tapping Ree - (1784)
  • Fitch from Windsor Ct. builds the first steamboat - (1787)
  • The Patent Act of 1790 - (1790)
  • The Grilly brothers in Waterbury make first commercial pewter buttons. (1790)
  • The Grilly brothers in Waterbury make first commercial gilt buttons. - (1790)
  • Eli Whitney of New Haven Connecticut patents the Cotton Gin. - (1794)
  • A large wood clock industry develops in Waterbury Ct. Yankee traders disperse them far and wide. - (1800)
  • Able and Levi Porter make buttons from sheets of brass in Waterbury. - (1802)
  • DuPont starts making gunpowder on the Brandywine River in Delaware. - (1802)
  • First public town library started in Salisbury Connecticut. - (1803)
  • The first factory town is started in Seymour Connecticut. - (1806)
  • Gas Lighting starts being used. ('til electrics begin.) - (1807-1880)
  • The first insurance company in the US is founded.- The ITT Hartford Group. - (1810)
  • Leavenworth, Hayden and Scoville makes tinware in Waterbury. - (1811)
  • Samuel Colt is born - (1814-1862)
  • Start of the "Industrious Revolution". - (1830-1930)
  • The first covering of cloth buttons by machinery started by the Hayden's. - (1830)
  • Holmes and Hotchkiss manufacture first hooks and eye's. (Zipper!) - (1836)
  • Brass Spinning starts in Waterbury. - (1836)
  • Ensign Bickford starts in Simsbury and eventually makes explosives. - (1836)
  • Gould is born.(1836-1892)
  • Colt Patents his Firearms Manufacturing Company. - (1836-present)
  • Chauncery Jerome makes first brass clock which sells for five dollars. - (1837)
  • John D. Rockefeller is born. (1839-1937)
  • The Wadsworth Antheneum opens as the oldest public arts museum in the US(1844)
  • First portable Typewriter made in Waterbury(1843)
  • Charles Goodyear creates vulcanized rubber(1843)
  • First Anesthesia made - (1844)
  • Elias Howe invents first sewing machine. - (1845)
  • First US amusement park Lake Compounce Southington Ct. - (1846)
  • Chase and Co. make first candy machine. - (1847)
  • First ice making machine (1853)
  • William Halladay's first successful self-governing windmill in Ellington Ct. - (1854)
  • Ezra Warner a Waterbury Ct. resident; patents
    the first can opener in the US. It is used in Civil War.
    Troops were said to be wore out carrying the
    cans and to be killed by the dangerous can openers. - (1854)
  • The first cheaper mass produced ferrotypes
    made photography affordable were manufactured
    by William Delius in Waterbury. - (1959)
  • The first pocket alarm made by a Issac Goodspeed in Connecticut. - (1959)
  • First Ph.d offered at Yale (1861)
  • HEARST is born. - (1863 - 1951)
  • The first girls club opened is opened in Hartford Connecticut. (1864)
  • Rockefeller becomes the richest man from huge petroleum profits. Rockefeller, Andrews & Flagler was the predecessor
    of the Standard Oil Company. (1864)
  • Gifford Pinchot is born in Simsbury Ct. (1864)
  • The first tape measure (1868)
  • Gould (1836 - 1892) with Tammany Hall and Tweed ring - tries to corner the gold market causing Black Friday of 1869.
  • First rolling can opener made by William Lyman in Meridan Ct.(1870)
  • Gilded era begins. (1870)
  • Carniegie Steel Co. starts(1870)
  • Chase brass and Co. starts in Waterbury(1876)
  • The first pay phone is made in Connecticut.(1877)
  • First telephone exchange is started in Bridgeport Connecticut.(1878)
  • The Colt Machine Gun replaces the Maxim Gun as the prefered machine gun(1878)
  • Hiram Maxim's son Hiram starts a light bulb factory gun(1878)
  • HEARST took control of his fathers San Francisco Examiner - (1887)
  • Mutoscope and Biograph Company incorporated to make movies.(1895-1928 )
  • HEARST buys New York Morning Journal. - (1895)
  • HEARST starts a bitter circulation war with Joseph Pulitzer's New York World (1895)
  • Colt develops a new machine gun.(1895)
  • POPE Manufacturing builds electric cars in Hartford Connecticut.(1897)
  • NECCO which is the New England Confectionery Company starts from Chase and Company.(1901)
  • Chase Brass & Copper Company starts a brass rolling mill in Waterbury(1901)
  • Elkins Act fights corporate greed. It also fights the rebate system.(1903)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins_Act(1903)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elkins_Act
  • The first Lollipop produced.(1908)
  • The first Corporation ever started is now called Russia House as a charitable corporation.(1917)
  • UNICO for Unique founded in 1922.(1922)
  • Waterbury Clock Co. makes the first Mickey Mouse watch.(1933)
  • WDRC-FM one of the first FM radio station broadcasts in Hartford in conjunction with Mt. Washington and a NJ station.(1939)
  • The first Helicopter is designed by Igor Sikorsky.(1939)
  • The first color TV.(1948)
  • The first nuclear Submarine launched in Connecticut.(1954)
  • Land invents the Polaroid Land Camera.(1960)
  • President Reagan branded the Air Controller Strike illegal threatning to fire any
    controller who failed to return to work within 48 hours. Federal judges levied
    fines against striking Controllers. (1979)
  • Chernobyl radiation spreads around the world.(1986)
  • Lobster kill in Long Island Sound blamed on chemicals that were used
    to kill mosquitoes with West Nile Virus.(1999)
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  • (8000 - BC / 0 2000 BOXING HISTORY)
  • Boxing / Pugilism in India - Record found by Speiser in 1923(4000 BC - AD)
  • Boxing / Pugilism --- Greece and Rome ---- Gladiator fights.(800 BC - 450 AD)
  • Christian emperor Theodosius ends the Olympic Games.(393)
  • Boxing, Pugilism is ended by Roman Empire(495-505)
  • Johannes Liechtenauer fencing / fight master is documented in Germany (between 1250-1350)
  • The codex Georgenberger Handschrift mentions Johannes Liechtenaure - first treatise on fighting known to date.(between 1389-1390)
  • Hans Talhoffer a fight trainer is born(1420-1490)
  • Hans Talhoffer publishes a series of six fighting books.(1450-1470)
  • Hans Talhoffer book records women and men fighting to settle disputes or for judical proceedings.(1450-1470)
  • Paulus Kal mentioned as a 15th century German fencing master. Boxer (1450-1470)
  • James Figg is born Boxer(1684 - 1734)
  • Boxer: Jack Broughton is born. Boxer(1703 - 1789)
  • Figg's school - teaches fencing, boxing and the use of cudgles. Boxer(1680 - 1710)
  • Boxing: Broughton's Rules invented.(1743 - 1848)
  • Boxer: Big Ben Brains is born.(1753 - 1794)
  • Boxer: Daniel Mendoza the famous Jewish Spanish is born. (1764 - 1836)
  • Boxer: John Jackson is born.(1764 - 1836)
  • Henry Pierce is born. Boxer (1777 - 1809)
  • Jem Belcher is born. Boxer(1781 - 1811)
  • Tom Cribb is born. Boxer(1781 - 1848)
  • John Gully who was imprisoned for debt and who fought future King of England is born. Boxer(1783 - 1863)
  • Jem Ward is born.(1800 - 1884)
  • Jacob Hyer who may of been the first pro boxer in the U.S. is born.(1800 - 1838)
  • Simon Byrne is born.(1806 - 1833)
  • James Burke is born.(1809 - 1835)
  • Thomas Sayers is born.(1826 - 1865)
  • Jem Mace known as a pot bellied Gypsy boxer, is born.(1831 - 1910)
  • Jacob Hyer - may be the first pro boxer in U.S.(1834 - 1873)
  • London Prize Ring Rules are invented.(1838 - 1853)
  • YMCA is founded.(1844 - present)
  • Father McGivney is born.(1852 - 1890)
  • Revised London Prize Ring Rules invented.(1853 - 1861)
  • John Sullivan is born. Boxer (1858 - 1918)
  • Jake Killrain is born. Boxer (1859 - 1937)
  • Marquis of Queensbury Rules are invented.(1861 - present)
  • Bob Fitzimons is born.(1863 - 1917)
  • James J Corbett is born.(1866 - 1933)
  • Jack Johnson is born.(1878 - 1946)
  • Jess Willard is born. (1881 - 1968)
  • KOC, Knights of Columbus is started by Father McGivney.(1882)
  • Abel Attel is born. He was to become well known for the Black Socks Conspiracy.(1884 - 1970)
  • Last World Heavy Weight Championship Prize Fight (bare knuckled) is held where Sullivan defeats Kilrain(1889)
  • The U.S. starts officially using the Queensbury Rules.(1890)
  • Corbett vs Peter Jackson ends in a draw.(1891)
  • First Heavy Weight Gloved Match Corbett / Sullivan(1891)
  • Johnny Dundee (Giuseppe Curreri aka SCOTCH WOP becomes feather weight cha(1893-1965)
  • Jack Dempsy(1895 - 1983)
  • Jack Johnson fought first prizefight(1897)
  • Corbett loses to Robert Fitzsimmons(1897)
  • American Wop who is Young Rocco(1898 - 1986)
  • Louis Kaplan(1901 - 1970)
  • Canada Lee - Boxer Jockey Actor(1907 - 1952)
  • Jack Johnson is the first black Heavyweight Boxing Champion by knocking out Tommy Burns. Does not get trophy or title and it continues to be held from him. (1908)
  • Jack Johnson beats Jem Jeffries. All coon look alike is played when Jack enters the ring. Jack London calls him the Great White Hope and states that Johnson Johnson must rescue the white man.(1910)
  • Jack Johnson leaves US after charged with violating the Mann act - transporting a white girl over state lines. (1913)
  • Joseph Louis Barrow the Brown Bomber.(1914-1981)
  • Jack Johnson returns to US and is incarcerated at Leavenworth and also made its athletic director.(1920 - 2006)
  • Willie Pep (Willie the Wop) is considered the best boxer of known history.(1922 - 2006)
  • Cassius Clay (1941 - )
  • Canada Lee acts in famous boxing movie depicting the corruption in boxing(1947)
  • Clay reveals he was a member of the nation of Islam.(1964)
  • Mohammed Ali goes to Supreme Court for refusing the draft.(1970)
  • Joe Lewis dies with massive tax debt.(1981)
  • POPE Saint Peter (c. 30 - 33 )
  • POPE Saint Linus (c. 64 - 79 )
  • POPE Saint Anacletus(c. 76-91)
  • POPE Saint Clement I ( 88 -99 )
  • POPE Saint Evaristus (99-105 )
  • POPE Saint Alexander (105-115 )
  • POPE Saint Sixtus I (115-125 )
  • POPE Saint Telesphorus (125-136 )
  • POPE Saint Hyginus (136-140 )
  • POPE Saint Pius I (c. 140-155 )
  • POPE Saint Anicentus (155-166 )
  • POPE Saint Soter (166-174 )
  • POPE Saint Eleutherius (174 - 189 )
  • POPE Saint Victor I (189-199 )