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Territory - Notable Historical Events

William PennMar 4, 1681

Crazy HorseJan 8, 1877

Treaty of MunichSep 30, 1938

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Territory - Historical Events
Date Event
1681-03-04

English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

1774-05-20

Britain gives Quebec, Labrador & territory north of Ohio

1787-07-13

Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)

1787-07-13

Ord of 1787-a territory can become 3 to 5 states at 60,000 pop

1790-05-26

Territory South of River Ohio created by Congress

1792-07-11

Prussia army moves into French territory

1798-04-07

Mississippi Territory organized

1800-05-07

Indiana Territory organized

1803-11-30

Spain cedes her claims to Louisiana Territory to France

1804-03-26

Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase

1805-01-11

Michigan Territory organizes

1805-03-03

Louisiana-Missouri Territory forms

1809-02-03

Territory of Illinois organizes (including present-day Wisconsin)

1809-09-17

Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.

1812-06-04

Louisiana Territory officially renamed "Missouri Territory"

1812-08-16

General Hull surrenders Detroit & Michigan territory to British forces

1813-01-22

Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory

1817-03-03

Mississippi Territory is divided into Alabama Territory & Mississippi

1819-03-02

Territory of Arkansas organized

1822-03-30

Congress combined East & West Florida into Florida Territory

1825-01-27

U.S. Congress approves Indian Territory (in what is present-day Oklahoma), clearing the way for forced relocation of the Eastern Indians on the "Trail of Tears."

1834-06-30

Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)

1836-04-14

Congress forms Territory of Wisconsin

1836-04-20

Territory of Wisconsin created

1836-07-04

Wisconsin Territory forms

1838-06-11

Iowa Territory is organized

1838-06-12

Iowa Territory forms

1841-01-26

Hong Kong proclaimed a sovereign territory of Britain

1844-10-01

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt departs Jimbour, the farthest outpost of settlement on the Queensland Darling Downs, to begin his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory from Moreton Bay to Port Essington

1845-12-17

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Port Essington after a nearly 4,800 km (3,000 mi) overland journey to explore Australia's Northern Territory

1846-01-05

The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.

1846-03-25

German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt arrives in Sydney to a hero's welcome after completing his exploration of Australia's Northern Territory

1846-07-09

The territory of the District of Columbia south of the Potomac River (39 mi² or about 100 km²) is returned to Virginia through an Act of Congress.

1846-08-05

Oregon territory divided between US & Britain at 49th parallel

1847-01-16

John C. Fremont is appointed Governor of the new California Territory.

1848-08-14

Oregon Territory created

1849-03-03

Territory of Minnesota organizes

1852-08-21

Tlingit Indians destroy Fort Selkirk, Yukon Territory.

1853-03-02

Territory of Washington organized after separating from Oregon Ter

1853-11-28

Olympia forms as capital of Washington Territory

1854-01-30

1st election in Washington Territory; 1,682 votes cast

1861-03-16

Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union (US Civil War)

1861-04-30

President Lincoln ordered Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory (US Civil War)

1861-07-08

CS Gen Sibley is given command of rebel troops in NM territory

1862-01-18

Confederate Territory of Arizona forms

1862-10-22

Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory

1863-02-24

Arizona Territory created

1863-03-03

Idaho Territory forms

1863-03-04

Territory of Idaho established

1863-07-06

Northern Territory passes from New South Wales to South Australia

1863-07-17

Battle of Honey Springs - largest battle in Indian Territory

1864-05-26

Territory of Montana formed

1867-12-28

United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.

1868-07-25

US Congress forms Wyoming Territory (Dakota, Utah & Idaho)

1869-04-09

Hudson Bay Company cedes its territory to Canada

1869-12-10

Women suffrage (right to vote) granted in Wyoming Territory (US 1st)

1871-04-30

The Camp Grant Massacre of Apaches in Arizona Territory, perpetrated by white & Mexican adventurers; 144 die

1877-01-08

Crazy Horse and his warriors fight their last battle with the United States Cavalry at Wolf Mountain (Montana Territory).

1877-05-07

Cincinnati Enquirer first uses term "Bullpen" to indicate foul territory

1877-06-17

Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon - the Nez Perce defeat the US Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.

1884-05-17

Alaska becomes a US territory

1890-05-02

Territory of Oklahoma created

1898-06-13

Yukon Territory of Canada organized, Dawson chosen as capital

1898-06-21

Guam becomes a territory of US

1900-02-22

Hawaii became a US territory

1900-04-12

The US Congress passes the Foraker Act, establishing Puerto Rico as an unincorporated territory (effective 1 May)

1900-06-06

US Congress pass an act authorizing a civil code and government for the territory of Alaska after gold discoveries bring lawlessness and disorder to the area

1900-06-14

Having been annexed to the USA on 12 August 1898, Hawaii is constituted as an organised territory

1902-03-18

Turkey grants Germany syndicate the first concession to construct a railroad through Turkish territory to Baghdad, to be linked to Berlin

1902-06-05

Kaiser Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs

1903-11-17

In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east

1904-09-07

British forces in Tibet force the Dalai Lhama to sign a treaty that grants Britain trading posts in Tibet and guarantee that Tibet will not concede territory to foreign powers

1910-07-29

JWEL Hilgers is 1st Dutchman to fly above Dutch territory

1911-01-01

South Australia transfers Northern Territory to federal government

1912-08-24

District of Alaska becomes an organized incorporated territory of the United States

1917-03-02

Jones Act: Puerto Rico territory created, US citizenship granted

1918-10-31

Short-lived Banat Republic founded in territory where Romania, Hungary and Serbia meet

1920-02-02

France occupies (German) Memel territory

1920-11-16

Australia's Qantas airways founded in Winton, Queensland as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited

1923-02-16

Allies accept Latvia's occupation of Memel territory

1929-02-20

American Samoa organizes as territory of US

1932-02-06

Fascist coup in the Memel territory

1934-11-23

An Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.

1936-08-24

Australian Antarctic Territory created

1938-09-30

Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain, forces Czechoslovakia to give territory to Germany

1939-03-22

Lithuania state, forced to give Memel territory to Germany

1943-05-11

US 7th div lands on Attu, Aleutian, (1st US territory recaptured)

1944-02-02

Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory

1946-12-14

Togo made a trusteeship territory of UN

1947-07-18

US begins administering Trust Territory of Pacific Islands

1948-04-15

Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created

1949-10-15

Administration of territory of Manipur taken over by Indian government

1950-08-01

Guam Organic Act by establishes Guam as US territory

1956-07-23

The Loi Cadre is passed by the French Republic in order to order French overseas territory affairs.

1956-09-01

Indian state of Tripura becomes a territory

1956-11-01

Delhi becomes a territory of Indian union

1961-01-09

Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn/St Paul territory

1961-07-29

Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory

1962-03-03

British Antarctic Territory forms

1965-11-08

British Indian Ocean Territory formed

1972-01-21

Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory

1972-06-24

Wake Island becomes unincorporated territory of US (US Air Force)

1974-02-01

Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.

1977-03-12

Egypt's Anwar Sadat pledges to regain Arab territory from Israel

1978-07-01

Northern Territory of Australia becomes self-governing

1981-01-01

Palau (Trust Territory of Pacific Is) becomes self-governing

1982-04-01

Anguilla (dependent territory of UK) adopts constitution

1995-01-01

Centennial of Canadian Mounties presence in Canada's Yukon Territory

1996-08-06

Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people

1999-04-01

Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.

2000-05-25

Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.

2002-05-14

Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.

2012-11-06

US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State

2013-03-11

Falkland Islands' sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom

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Territory - Notable Birthdays

Will RogersNov 4, 1879

Territory - Birthdays
Date Event
1879-11-04

Will Rogers, Oologah Indian Territory (Okla), humorist and actor (Judge Priest), (d. 1935)

1880-03-12

House Peters, England, silent film actor (Kansas Territory)

1890-12-19

Klaas Schilder, Dutch theologist/vicar (Occupied Territory)

1891-03-16

Charles B.V. Miller, Colorado Territory

1892-06-23

Edmund Cobb, Albuquerque NM, western actor (Comanche Territory)

1904-08-24

Rod Redwing, NY, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory)

1905-11-25

Victor M. Orsatti, Apache Territory

1906-12-08

Slim Andrews, Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory

1911-11-14

Chief Thundersky, Indian Territory

1913-12-10

Bess Boyle, Badman's Territory

1934-08-12

Oleg Kuvayev, Territory

1944-03-16

Granville Van Dusen, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory

1946-06-13

Geoff Murphy, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

1947-04-20

David Leland, Virgin Territory

1948-11-12

Warren Tabata, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

1949-08-30

Garasim Vasilev, Territory

1950-10-09

Gary Frank, Spokane WA, actor (Enemy Territory, Deadly Weapon)

1951-01-09

Biserka Fatur, Comanche Territory

1956-10-16

James H Newman, Trust Territory of Pacific, PhD/Astronaut (STS 51, 69)

1959-06-02

Jeffrey R. Neuman, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

1969-07-25

Mirta Zecevic, Comanche Territory

1970-12-04

Jeff Blake, Virgin Territory

1972-08-15

Jason Black, UFC 77: Hostile Territory

1975-01-01

Kalib Starnes, UFC 77: Hostile Territory

1975-9-22

Forrest Petz, UFC 77: Hostile Territory

1977-9-10

Brandon Vera, UFC 77: Hostile Territory

1978-05-27

Kelly Schwarze, Territory 8

1981-03-14

Ryan Cartwright, Virgin Territory

1981-07-29

Matt Grice, UFC 77: Hostile Territory

1982-05-02

Chiara Gensini, Virgin Territory

1987-01-03

Anchal Joseph, The Girl Who Marks Her Territory

1987-06-28

Amanda Babin, The Girl Who Marks Her Territory

1988-03-20

Brooke Miller, The Girl Who Marks Her Territory

1995-05-30

Sasha Mesina, Virgin Territory

Territory - Deaths
Date Event
1846-04-04

Solomon Sibley, American senator from Michigan Territory (b. 1769)

1955-06-05

Charles B.V. Miller, Colorado Territory

1967-12-07

House Peters, silent film actor (Kansas Territory), dies at 87

1971-05-30

Rodd Redwing, actor (Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies at 66

1984-06-09

Victor M. Orsatti, Apache Territory

1989-12-01

Chief Thundersky, Indian Territory

1992-04-03

Lloyd "Slim" Andrews, actor (Buf Bill in Tomahawk Territory), dies

1992-04-03

Slim Andrews, Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory

2000-07-21

Bess Boyle, Badman's Territory


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