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Inhabited by the Algonquian Native American Tribes
1609 Land claimed by the Dutch
1614 Fur Traders start first Settlements Fort Nassau, and Fort Orange, the Dutch cooperate with the Mohawk and Mohicans for mutual benefit
1664 English capture Beverwijk and change it's name to Albany
1686 Albany first chartered as a city
1754 - 1763 French and Indian Wars
1775 - 1783 Revolutionary War
1795 - 1803 Yellow Fever Outbreaks
1797 Albany becomes the Capital of New York
1810s The main exports of Albany were beer, lumber, iron works, and published works.
1832 Cholera Epidemic
1849 Cholera Outbreak
1916 Polio Outbreak
1918 Influenza Outbreak