Detail from the map Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec non partis Virginiae tabula multis in locis emendata per Nicolaum Vissche, ca. 1685, illustrating the location of the House of (Good) Hope - Mystic Seaport and Connecticut History Online
Dutch explorer Adriaen Block sails along the Connecticut coastline and up the Connecticut River.
The Dutch establish a fort, the House of (Good) Hope, at the modern-day location of Hartford.
William Holmes, of the Plymouth Colony, establishes a trading post where the Farmington River meets the Connecticut River. It is arguably the first English settlement in Connecticut and ultimately becomes the town of Windsor.
Captain John Oldham establishes a settlement south of the Dutch in Hartford that eventually becomes the town of Wethersfield.
Authorities complete the unification of the New Haven and Connecticut colonies.
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