Pope Innocent V The 2nd declares witchcraft "as a reality rather than a myth"
First American trial and execution of a witch (Ann Hibbins)
Nathaniel and Rebecca Greensmith are put on trial and executed in Hartford, Connecticut
Goodwife Glover is accused of witchcraft and is hung
Reverend Samuel Parris moves to Salem
Elizabeth Parris and her cousin, Abigail Williams, begin acting strangely
"Witch Cake" is made; Ann Put man and Elizabeth begin to also act strange. The girls begin to accuse 3 women: Tituba, Good, and Osburn
The 3 women appear at the tavern where they are charged with practicing witchcraft on all 4 girls
March 1st, 1692
The first trial of the Salem Witch Trials takes place
March 2nd, 1692
Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborn are taken to jail after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft
March 7th, 1692
Martha Corey is accused by Ann Putnam
March 11th, 1692
Deodat Lawson returns to Salem
March 19th, 1692
Martha Corey is put on trial and found guilty of witchcraft. She is later taken to prison.
March 21st, 1692
Ann Putnam and her daughter begin to act strangely.
March 23rd, 1692
Nurse and Sarah Good's 4-year old daughter are put on trial and taken to prison for the practice of witchcraft.
March 24th, 1692
Twenty-three more people are accused of witchcraft and are taken to prison
Twenty-nine more people are accused of witchcraft and taken to prison
Sarah Osborn dies in prison
May 10th, 1692
William Phips and Increase Mather arrive in Salem
May 14th, 1692
Phips creates the Court of Oyers and Terminer; Bridget Bishop is put on trial and sentenced to death
June 2nd, 1692
Bridget Bishop becomes the first woman to be hung in Salem for witchcraft
June 10th, 1692
Many more men and women are tried and sentenced to death by hanging
Phips forbids imprisonment of anyone else for witchcraft
October 12th, 1692
Phips destroys the Court of Oyer and Terminer
October 22nd, 1692
The rest of the people are tried by a special court. Those that are found guilty are granted a small sentence by Phips
January 3rd, 1693
Phips orders the release of the rest of the accused witches upon the payment of their prison fees.