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1770 - Town of Monterey Established


The town of Monterey, California is established on June 3, 1770 by Father Junipero Serra and explorer Gaspar de Portola. Monterey would serve as the capital of California from 1777 to 1849 under the flags of Spain and Mexico.

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    1819 - First Steamship Crosses Atlantic


    Ever since Robert Fulton experimented with his steam powered boats up the Hudson River, American entrepreneurs began to plan larger and larger boats under steam and sail power that might ply the Atlantic Ocean and make a trans-atlantic voyage. On May 22, 1819, the American steamship Savannah, under part steam and sail-power, crossed the Atlantic from Savannah, Georgia to Liverpool, England..

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