From The TSP Survival Wiki
New Beginnings *
- * 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. 
This Year on Wikipedia
Year 1681, Wikipedia.
- * The asterisk in the section header indicates that it was read on the podcast.
- Concessions to the Province of Pennsylvania. The Avalon Project (July 11, 1681). Retrieved on 23 September 2015.
- Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania. The Avalon Project (1681). Retrieved on 24 September 2015. “Charter for the Province of Pennsylvania”
- Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events. Simon and Schuster, 310-311. “First checks in England”
- Davis, Andrew McFarland (February 1904). "The Fund at Boston in New England". The Quarterly Journal of Economics (Oxford University Press) 18 (2): 255-268. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1882787. Retrieved November 23, 2015.
- Grun, Bernard. The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events. Simon and Schuster, 310-311. “Female professional dancers appear for first time at the Paris Opera”