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.