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 Tuscarora people leave North Carolina due to English settlement


South Carolina incorporated as a colony of Great Britain.

Church-wide religious revivals begin in Connecticut.


Benjamin Franklin publishes the “Silence Dogood” Letters in Philadelphia.

The Brown Bess musket entered service in the British Army and remained the primary military musket for more than a hundred twenty years in England and America.


Benjamin Franklin arrives in Philadelphia at the age of 17, having run away from his Boston family to seek new beginnings.


Well over half of the people in Southern Anglican parishes attended church regularly, many of the churches were filled to capacity.


Black slave population in the American colonies reaches 75,000


Piracy on the high seas all but eliminated by this year through actions of the Royal Navy.


The First Amish arrived in America

Coronation of English King George II. He will lead the nation to war which will cost the Americans years of fighting the Canadian French and their Indian allies for the third time in thirty years.


Death of the Rev. Cotton Mather, author of hundreds of pamphlets, sermons, books, and other works on many subjects of scientific, astronomical, family, and theological interest. Probably the most influential minister in American history in his day.


North Carolina became a Royal Colony.

City of Baltimore founded