Here are some one liners...
New Beginnings -- As Thanksgiving approaches I'm putting out a brief list of history highlights. I have no doubt I'll be able to comment on these issues in more detail later.
- * Pennsylvania is Established: - A royal charter is granted land to William Penn to lands previously claimed by the Dutch and Swedes. The region is called Upland, but after some brainstorming Penn comes up with a better name... PENNSYLVANIA!  
- * Bank Checks for London - The first checks appear in England. 
- * Bank Checks for Boston: "The Fund at Boston in New England" is established. This is a membership bank that allows an exchange of funds between bank members using bank credits that look a lot like modern bank checks. 
- * Dancing Girls in Paris!: The first women professional dancers appear in Paris... Opera dancers. Not the other kind.