Mirabilis Member Years

There shall be initially 410 Mirabilis Members. Mirabilis is latin for miracle. The Mirabilis Members will each be unique in that they will adopt a year in the great American story.


The first documented tornado in American history kills one in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Pennsylvania founded by English Quaker William Penn, granted a charter by Charles II to settle a large debt to the Penn family. They will provide the proprietor for the next three generations and select the governor of the colony until independence.


Waves of immigrants enter Pennsylvania, mostly Germans and Quakers from England.


Ebenezer Erskine born, Scottish minister who will break with Church of Scotland and form a “Secession” Church. People from his sect will immigrate to America and eventually create the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, strong in the American South. Erskine Seminary named after him.


King Charles II revoked Massachusett’s Bay Colonial Charter


James II created Dominion of New England and appointed Governor Andros, to curb the power of the colonies and assert more royal control.


A hurricane providentially scattered and destroyed a Spanish fleet sailing to attack Charleston, South Carolina


Gov. Andros in Massachusetts issued an order to convert Old South Meeting House in Boston into an Anglican Church. The Congregationalist establishment would not permit it.


The “Glorious Revolution” brings William and Mary to the throne of England, and revolt in support of them in colonies. James II driven from the throne
Pennsylvania Quakers issue formal protest of slavery in America


Governor Andros jailed in Boston then shipped to England for trial