1718 – Born on January 7th in Danvers, Massachusetts. An American Revolutionary War general.
1775-1758 – Putnam took an active part in the French and Indian War, enlisting as a private and rising to the rank of major in March. He was conspicuous for personal courage and for skill in Indian warfare, and was the hero of numerous exploits.
1766 – He was a prominent member of the Sons of Liberty and a leader in the opposition to the Stamp Act.
– He was elected to the general assembly of Connecticut.
– He increased his political influence by opening a tavern, "The General Wolfe", in Brooklyn.
1778-1779 – He commanded the troops quartered near Redding, CT, where Putnam Memorial Park now is. In May he took command of the right wing on the west side of the Hudson.
– An attack of paralysis terminated his active service in the war.
1790 – Died on May 29th in Brooklyn, Connecticut.