When the first Puritan epithet emerged, even though the idea was initiated in the 1530s.
When a group of Puritans moved from Yorkshire, fearing for their safety, to Holland England.
Then in 1620, this group of Puritans moved to Plymouth in New England.
In the 1630s, a larger and better economical group of Puritans from East Anglia moved to the Massachusetts Bay.
Around the 1640s the same group of Puritans had expanded past the borders of the original town, the population over ten thousand people. They spread to what would become Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Maine. Also beyond the limits of New England.
Copernicus gave his work 'De Revolutionibus' to the world. Making the concept of time with the earth rotated on its axis once every day and around the sun once every year.
Zaccharias and his father invented the compound microscope.
In 1665 Isaac Netwon had made the universal law of gravity.
Anton van Leeuwenhoek had discovered and also described single celled organisms, calling them animalcules.
The Franklin stove was invented.
Columbus discovers America when attempting to sail to the West Indies.
England becomes the primary power in America when they defeated the Spanish Armada.
Virginia becomes a royal colony of Britain.
Roger Williams established the providence of Rhode Island when he was banished from Massachusetts for his new and dangerous opinions on the subject of religious freedom.
The first of the Salem Witch Trials takes place.
America declares its Independence from Britain.