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Vermont - Historical Events
Date Event
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

1777-07-08

Vermont introduces new constitution making it 1st US state to abolish slavery

1780-10-16

Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.

1790-10-28

New York 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"

1984-07-07

5 die in a train crash in Williston, Vermont

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.

2016-12-31

Russian hackers penetrated Vermont electric utility: Washington Post

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Vermont - Notable Birthdays

Brigham YoungJun 1, 1801

John DeereFeb 7, 1804

Joseph Smith JrDec 23, 1805

Chester A. ArthurOct 5, 1829

Calvin CoolidgeJul 4, 1872

Ted BundyNov 24, 1946

Patty SheehanOct 27, 1956

Vermont - Birthdays
Date Event
1795-09-23

Alexander Twilight, minister and politician, first African American to graduate and to hold public office, born Corinth Vermont (d.1857)

1801-06-01

Brigham Young, Whitingham Vermont, American religious leader (Mormon church)

1804-02-07

John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company

1805-12-23

Joseph Smith Jr, Sharon Vermont, founder (Mormon Church), (d. 1844)

1814-02-07

Gardner Quincy Colton, Georgia, Vermont, USA, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry

1829-10-05

Chester A. Arthur, Fairfield Vermont, (Republican) 21st American President (1881-85)

1871-12-13

Russell W Porter, Vermont, explorer (Alaska)

1872-07-04

Calvin Coolidge, [Silent Cal], Plymouth Notch Vermont, (R) 30th US President (1923-29), (d. 1933)

1895-11-26

William Wilson (Bill), East Dorset, Vermont, co-founder (alcoholics anonymous), (d. 1971)

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)

1946-11-24

Ted Bundy, Burlington Vermont, serial murderer

1947-12-26

Carlton Fisk, Vermont, all star catcher (Red Sox, White Sox)

1951-05-13

Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont

1951-05-21

Jim Douglas, Vermont's Own Legacy: 60 Years of WCAX

1956-10-27

Patty Sheehan, Middlebury Vermont, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open)

1966-09-04

Debra Lewin, South Burlington Vermont, Miss Vermont-America (1991)

1970-03-06

Gesine Bullock-Prado, Grazing in Vermont

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)

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)

1991-9-02

Patrick Adigweme, Vanished in Vermont

2184-08-05

Christine Lauren Chapel, Davenport Heights, Vermont (Star Trek)

Vermont - Notable Weddings

Calvin CoolidgeOct 4, 1905

Michael J. FoxJul 16, 1988

Daniel Day-LewisNov 13, 1996

Craig FergusonDec 21, 2008

Vermont - Weddings
Date Event
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

Vermont - Deaths
Date Event
1956-06-25

Boris Vermont, Light in the Window


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