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Significant Events 1609-1834

1609- The Sea Venture shipwrecked and Bermuda became a colony of the Virginia Company.

1620- Bermuda's first Parliament convenes at St. Peter's Church.

1684- The Somers Isle Company is dissolved and Britain assumes control of Bermuda's affairs.

1784-  Bermuda's first newspaper the Bermuda Gazette is published.

1815-  The capital of Bermuda moved from St. George's to Hamilton.

1834- Slavery is abolished in Britain and all of its colonies.