Santa Claus and his Journey

Timeline created by AudreyAllison7
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    St. Nicholas Died

    St. Nicholas Died
    St. Nicholas, a 4th century saint and the Bishop of Myra, died on this day.
  • The Puritans forbade the tradition of Santa Claus

    The Puritans forbade the tradition of Santa Claus
    The Puritans, who learned of Santa's legend in England, made celebrating or even mentioning Santa Claus against the law, because they believed him to be an Anti-Christ.
  • Santa Claus is brought to New York

    Santa Claus is brought to New York
    Settlers brought the tradtion of Santa Claus to New York.
  • The New York Historical Society is formed

    The New York Historical Society is formed
    The New York Historical Society is formed by John Pintard. They made St. Nicholas their patron saint.
  • A History of New York Published

    A History of New York Published
    A book by Washington Irving that includes information about Santa Claus is published.
  • A Poem called Santeclaus was published

    A Poem called Santeclaus was published
    A poem called Santeclaus, written by William B. Gilley, was published on this day.
  • The poem A Visit from St. Nicholas is published

    The poem A Visit from St. Nicholas is published
    Clement Clarke Moore published the poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, now known as 'T was the Night Before Christmas.
  • Santa Claus illustrations published in magazine

    Santa Claus illustrations published in magazine
    Thomas Nast illustrated many pictures of Santa Claus for the Harper's Magazine.
  • The Coca-Cola Santa created

    The Coca-Cola Santa created
    The Coca-Cola company hired Haddon Sundblom to create a jolly Santa Claus for their advertisements. The first advertisement was released today.
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    Modern Day Santa Claus

    Santa Claus is still around today, and he is an important part of our culture in the United States and many other places.