August 24, 1682 in History
Duke James of York gives Delaware to William Penn

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William Penn History:
July 30, 1718 - William Penn, English Quaker/colonizer 'No cross, no crown', dies
November 8, 1701 - William Penn presents Charter of Priviliges
May 7, 1700 - William Penn began monthly meetings for Blacks advocating emancipation
June 23, 1683 - William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania; only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
October 29, 1682 - William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania
October 26, 1682 - William Penn accepts area around Delaware River from Duke of York
August 30, 1682 - William Penn left England to sail to New World
June 18, 1682 - William Penn founds Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 10, 1681 - English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
March 4, 1681 - King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Pennsylvania
October 14, 1644 - William Penn, English Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania

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