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What was the name of the boundary that separated the Middle Colonies from the Southern Colonies?
  1. The Boundary

  2. Charles-Mason Line

  3. Middle-Southern Line

  4. Mason-Dixon Line

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-- James Madison
Essay in the National Gazette, March 27, 1792


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This Day in Colonial History -- September 3rd:
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 •  1543-Cardinal Beaton replaces earl Arran as regent for Mary of Scotland 
 •  1632-Siege of Nuremberg: Duke wallenstein beats Sweden
 •  1650-Battle of Dunbar: England vs Scotland
 •  1651-Battle of Worcester-Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists
 •  1658-Richard Cromwell succeeds his father as English Lord Protector 
 •  1683-Turkish troops break through defense of Vienna 
 •  1709-First major group of Swiss/German colonists reaches North & South Carolina 
 •  1725-England, France, Hannover and Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover 
 •  1731-Willem KH Friso installed as viceroy of Friesland 
 •  1752-This day never happened nor next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives 
  -U.S. adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Sept 14) 
 •  1777-The Stars and Stripes flies for the first time in battle
 •  1779-Earl d'orvilliers (French/Spanish Armada) sails back to Brest 
 •  1783-Treaty of Paris signed (ending U.S. Revolutionary War)
 •  1791-French Constitution passed by French National Assembly 
 •  1803-English chemist-physicist John Dalton starts using symbols to represent the atoms of different elements
 •  1826-USS Vincennes leaves New York to become first warship to circumnavigate globe 
 •  1832-Rebellious slaves set fire to Paramaribo Suriname 
 •  1833-The New York Sun begins publishing (first daily newspaper)
 •  1838-Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor 
 •  1849-California State Constitutional Convention convenes in Monterey 
 •  1852-Anti Jewish riots break out in Stockholm 
 •  1855-U.S. Army avenges the Grattan Massacre
 

 
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posted on Colonial Sense: 08/29/2014
All the Bar's a Stage, And All the Players Are Drunk
August 26, 2014, The Wall Street Journal by Pia Catton
Ross Williams aims to put the bar back into the Bard.

His latest ShakesBEER series in August took thirsty theatergoers to four bars in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood. At each stop, actors launch into a scene from Shakespeare plays, such as "Romeo and Juliet" or "As You Like It," often in front of regulars and tourists who have no idea what's going on.

At the end of the scene, the ShakesBEER crowd moves on to the next venue. Drink, watch, repeat.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/29/2014
Camp Security archaeological dig starts Monday
August 26, 2014, The York Daily Record by Teresa Boeckel
An archaeological dig started Monday morning to search for 18th century artifacts that could reveal more about the history of a Revolutionary War prison camp in Springettsbury Township.

"We're just hoping we find something," said Carol Tanzola, president of the Friends of Camp Security.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/26/2014
On the trail of the 'Blood Countess' in Slovakia
August 22, 2014, CNN by John Malathronas
With a ruined centuries-old castle looming up on the hill above, the Slovakian village of Cachtice could easily take a starring role in a Gothic horror film.

However, exactly 400 years ago, on August 21, the horror was all too real, as the life of the most prolific female mass murderer of all time -- a noblewoman by the name of Countess Elizabeth Bathory -- came to a grim end.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/26/2014
Sunday Is the 200th Anniversary of the Burning of the White House
August 22, 2014, Time by Jay Newton-Small
Look around Washington D.C. this summer and you’ll find parades, speeches and shows to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the 100th anniversary of World War I. Heck, there are even exhibits honoring the 25th anniversary of Prague’s Velvet Revolution and the fact the 50 years ago the Beatles first invaded America, to much teenage frenzy.

But what you won’t find are a lot of mentions about the War of 1812’s bicentennial. “Wait,” you may ask, “if it was the War of 1812, why would we celebrate it in 1814?”

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/20/2014
Still 'drinkable': 200-year-old booze found in shipwreck
August 18, 2014, LiveScience by Agata Blaszczak-Boxe
A 200-year-old stoneware seltzer bottle that was recently recovered from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea contains alcohol, according to the results of a preliminary analysis.

Researchers discovered the well-preserved and sealed bottle in June, while exploring the so-called F53.31 shipwreck in Gdansk Bay, close to the Polish coast. Preliminary laboratory tests have now shown the bottle contains a 14-percent alcohol distillate, which may be vodka or a type of gin called jenever, most likely diluted with water.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/20/2014
This Art Form Disappeared for 300 Years. Meet the Man Who Brought It Back
August 12, 2014, Indian Country Today by Harlan McKosato
Joshua Madalena believes that Jemez black-on-white pottery is the original art form of the Jemez Pueblo people. This unique form of ceramic pottery is tempered with volcanic tuff or rock, slipped with white clay, painted with carbon (vegetable) paint, and fired in an oxygen-free atmosphere. The pottery was used, based on archaeological findings, from about 1300 to 1700 AD throughout the Jemez (pronounced hey-mess) Mountain range and surrounding areas, before being extinguished by Spanish occupation of modern day New Mexico.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/15/2014
Mona Lisa Mania: Our Bizarre Infatuation with That ‘Happy Woman’
August 06, 2014, Biographile by Dianne Hales
Presidents and princes lauded her. Poets penned sonnets to her. Singers crooned of her. Admirers reproduced her image in beads, bread, bulbs, jellybeans, Legos, seaweed and just about every other material imaginable.

But Leonardo da Vinci’s model has stirred more than adulation. A vandal threw acid at the lower part of the painting. A young Bolivian flung a rock, chipping the left elbow. A Russian woman distraught over being denied French citizenship hurled a souvenir mug. The portrait, barricaded behind bulletproof glass, was unharmed

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/15/2014
Shipwrecked and kidnapped: a tale of two castaways on the Great Barrier Reef
July 25, 2014, ABC by Iain McCalman
This is a story of shipwreck, near death, rescue and unexpected friendship. In the mid-19th century, two European youths were separately lost at sea off the Great Barrier Reef, 1000 kilometres apart. Both were rescued and nurtured by Aborigines and by a strange coincidence, each lived with their separate rescuers for 17 years.

At the end of those 17 years, the English sailor chose to leave his adopted people and join the invading British colonists around Bowen, while the other was kidnapped by British trepang (sea cucumber) hunters near today’s Lockhart River on Cape York and returned to his native France. The British men, brandishing guns, believed they were rescuing him. He regarded himself as kidnapped.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/01/2014
Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure off Florida's east coast
July 30, 2014, Reuters by Barbara Liston
A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said on Tuesday.

Eric Schmitt, a professional salvager, was scavenging with his parents when he found the crumpled, square-shaped ornament on a leisure trip to hunt for artifacts in the wreckage of a convoy of 11 ships that sank in 1715 during a hurricane off central Florida's east coast.

posted on Colonial Sense: 08/01/2014 -- Followup
Origins of mysterious World Trade Center ship revealed
July 29, 2014, LiveScience by Megan Gannon
In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood.

At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship.

 

 
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