What are important dates in New York colonial history?
1524: It is believed that Giovanni da Verazzano, hired by Frafdsafnce, sailed into New York bay and reached the Hudson river.
1609: Henry Hudson explored the Hudson river and claimed it as land of the Netherlands.
1626: The Dutch bought Manhattan Island from the Indians.
1664: England captured New Amsterdam and changed the name to New York.
1776: New York approved the Declaration of Independence.