United States of America in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 1,694

  • 1801-05-10 First Barbary War: The Barbary pirates of Tripoli declare war on the United States of America (1st US foreign war)
  • 1803-07-04 The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1804-07-11 Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a pistol duel

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton
3rd Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr
3rd Vice President of the United States
Aaron Burr
  • 1804-07-12 Former United States Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton dies after being shot in a pistol duel by Vice President Aaron Burr
  • 1805-06-10 First Barbary War: Yussif Karamanli signs a treaty ending hostilities with the United States.
  • 1805-07-08 American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
  • 1805-11-18 30 women meet at Mrs Silas Lee's home in Wiscasset, Maine, organizes Female Charitable Society, first woman's club in America
  • 1805-11-19 Lewis & Clark expedition reaches the Pacific Ocean, first European Americans to cross the west
  • 1805-11-25 Opera "Thaïs" first American performance
  • 1806-03-29 Construction is authorized of the Great National Pike, better known as the Cumberland Road, becoming the first United States federal highway.
  • 1807-12-22 US Congress passes Embargo Act, prohibiting American ships from trading in all foreign ports, as a result of involvement in hostilities between France and Britain.
  • 1808-04-06 John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company.
  • 1809-03-04 Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes
  • 1809-07-16 La Paz, Bolivia declares its independence from the Spanish Crown and forms the Junta Tuitiva. The first independent government in Spanish America, led by Pedro Domingo Murillo
  • 1810-02-01 1st insurance company managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Philadelphia)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1811-11-07 Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

9th US President William Henry Harrison
9th US President
William Henry Harrison

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1812-06-22 Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn the British troops, which results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1812-08-05 War of 1812: Tecumseh's Native American force ambushes Thomas Van Horne's 200 Americans at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat.

Native American Leader of the Shawnee Tecumseh
Native American Leader of the Shawnee
Tecumseh
  • 1812-10-25 US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian
  • 1813-01-22 Americans capture Frenchtown, Michigan Territory
  • 1813-04-27 Americans under Gen Pike capture Toronto; Pike is killed
  • 1813-05-27 Americans capture Ft George, Canada
  • 1813-10-05 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
  • 1814-07-03 Americans capture Fort Erie, Canada (War of 1812)
  • 1814-07-05 Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • 1814-07-25 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British
  • 1814-09-11 Begun on the 6th Sept, Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh during War of 1812
  • 1814-09-11 Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British
  • 1814-12-14 The Battle of Lake Borgne in Louisiana: British victory over the United States
  • 1815-01-15 War of 1812: the USS President, an American frigate, is captured by four British frigates
  • 1816-05-05 American Bible Society organized (NY)
  • 1816-05-11 American Bible Society forms (NY)
  • 1816-12-28 American Colonization Society organizes
  • 1817-04-15 1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)
  • 1817-05-15 Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1817-09-09 Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College
  • 1819-04-02 1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins
  • 1819-08-06 Norwich University is founded in Vermont as the first private military school in the United States.
  • 1820-02-06 US population announced at 9,638,453, African Americans 1,771,656 (18.4%)
  • 1820-02-06 First 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society start a settlement in present-day Liberia
  • 1820-03-03 Missouri Compromise passes, allowing Missouri to join the United States despite slavery still being legal there.
  • 1821-02-22 Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million
  • 1822-01-05 Central America proclaims annexation to Mexican Empire
  • 1822-01-07 Liberia colonized by Americans
  • 1822-02-04 Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
  • 1822-02-09 American Indian Society organizes
  • 1823-07-01 United Provinces of Central America gain independence from Mexico
  • 1824-08-15 Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS)
  • 1825-05-25 American Unitarian Association founded
  • 1826-02-13 American Temperance Society forms in Boston
  • 1827-11-17 The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
  • 1828-02-21 1st American Indian newspaper in US, "Cherokee Phoenix", published

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1828-04-14 First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

Lexicographer Noah Webster
Lexicographer
Noah Webster
  • 1829-07-23 American William Austin Burt patents "typographer" (typewriter)
  • 1830-05-20 1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)
  • 1831-07-04 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston
  • 1832-07-13 Source of Mississippi River discovered by American geographer Henry Schoolcraft
  • 1832-08-02 Battle of Bad Axe, Wisconsin: 1,300 Illinois militia defeat Sauk & Fox Native Americans ending the Black Hawk War in the US
  • 1832-11-26 1st streetcar railway in America starts operating (NYC) (12 cent fare)
  • 1833-12-04 American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Philadelphia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1834-06-21 American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus Hall McCormick
  • 1835-01-08 The United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.
  • 1835-12-29 The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States
  • 1836-02-25 US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.
  • 1836-11-10 Louis Napoleon banished to America
  • 1837-02-11 American Physiological Society organizes in Boston
  • 1837-03-04 Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American
  • 1837-06-11 The Broad Street Riot occurres in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans.
  • 1838-01-26 Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
  • 1838-04-30 Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation
  • 1838-07-07 Central American federation is dissolved
  • 1838-11-05 Honduras declares independence of Central American Federation
  • 1839-11-27 American Statistical Association organizes in Boston
  • 1840-01-25 American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes first to identify Antarctica as a new continent
  • 1840-02-16 American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica
  • 1840-08-18 American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY)
  • 1840-12-02 William Henry Harrison elected the 9th President of the United States of America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1841-04-04 Vice President John Tyler becomes the 10th President of the United States after the death of President William Henry Harrison

10th US President John Tyler
10th US President
John Tyler
  • 1843-02-06 The first minstrel show in the United States The Virginia Minstrels opens (Bowery Amphitheatre in New York City).
  • 1843-08-30 1st time African-Americans participate in a national political convention (Liberty Party)
  • 1844-04-12 Texan envoys sign Treaty of Annexation with the United States
  • 1845-04-29 Macon B Allen & Robert Morris Jr, 1st African Americans to open a law practice in the US
  • 1845-05-03 1st African American lawyer (Macon B Allen) admitted to the bar (Mass)
  • 1845-08-28 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1845-12-02 Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West

11th US President James Knox Polk
11th US President
James Knox Polk
  • 1846-01-05 The United States House of Representatives votes to stop sharing the Oregon Territory with the United Kingdom.
  • 1846-04-25 Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.
  • 1846-09-30 Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1847-01-04 Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1847-05-05 American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)
  • 1847-05-07 American Medical Association organizes (Philadelphia)
  • 1847-07-26 The Liberian Declaration of Independence is signed making Liberia a sovereign nation, independent from the American Colonization Society
  • 1847-07-29 Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States
  • 1847-09-12 Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.
  • 1847-09-13 American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
  • 1848-04-18 American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.
  • 1848-07-06 Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo
  • 1848-08-22 The United States annexes New Mexico
  • 1848-09-20 The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1849-10-03 American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 10,242

  • 1799-06-23 John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)
  • 1799-11-03 William Sprague III, American politician from Rhode Island (d. 1856)
  • 1799-11-17 Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1800-05-09 John Brown, American abolitionist and revolutionary, born in Torrington, Connecticut (d. 1859)

Abolitionist John Brown
Abolitionist
John Brown
  • 1800-08-21 Hiram Walden, American politician (d. 1880)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1800-10-03 George Bancroft, American historian (History of the United States), born in Worcester Massachusetts (d. 1891)

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1800-12-18 Charles Goodyear, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1860)

  • 1801-04-26 Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat (d. 1889)
  • 1801-05-16 William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State, bought Alaska at 2 ¢/acre (d. 1872)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1801-06-01 Brigham Young, American religious leader (Mormon church), born in Whitingham, Vermont (d. 1877)

Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church Brigham Young
Founder of Salt Lake City and President of the LDS Church
Brigham Young
  • 1801-06-14 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1801-07-05 David Farragut, American admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), born in Campbell's Station, Tennessee (d. 1870)

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • 1801-09-04 Cullen Whipple, Providence Rhode Island, American Inventor (pointed screw machine)
  • 1801-09-10 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)
  • 1801-11-09 Gail Borden, Norwich New York, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk
  • 1802-02-16 Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)
  • 1802-04-04 Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
  • 1802-07-24 Ira Aldridge, African American stage actor
  • 1802-11-09 Elijah P Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher/abolitionist
  • 1802-11-19 Solomon Foot, American politician (d. 1866)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1803-05-25 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 1803-06-29 John Newton Brown, American publisher (d. 1868)
  • 1803-08-18 Nathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1881)
  • 1803-08-27 Edward Beecher, American theologian (d. 1895)
  • 1803-09-29 Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)
  • 1803-11-14 Jacob Abbott, American writer (d. 1879)
  • 1804-01-21 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1804-02-07 John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere
  • 1804-03-08 Alvan Clark, Ashfield Massachusetts, American Astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, Old University of Chicago, the largest telescope in the world at the time
  • 1804-04-26 Charles Goodyear, American politician (D-NY), born in Cobleskill, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1804-06-24 Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)
  • 1805-01-08 John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)
  • 1805-01-08 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)
  • 1805-06-21 Charles Thomas Jackson, American scientist, polymath (d. 1880)
  • 1805-07-29 Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer (Democracy in America)
  • 1805-10-23 John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886)
  • 1805-11-28 John Stephens, US archaeologist; founded study of Central America
  • 1805-12-12 Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)
  • 1806-01-20 Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)
  • 1806-03-09 Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)
  • 1806-05-06 Chapin Aaron Harris, US, found America Society of Dental Surgeons
  • 1806-06-12 John A. Roebling, German-America civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge) (d. 1869)
  • 1806-10-03 Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (d. 1850)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1807-01-19 Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1807-05-11 Ira Aldridge, Great 19th century African American Shakespearian actor (Othello)
  • 1807-09-25 Alfred Vail, Morristown New Jersey, American Inventor, early telegraph pioneer, and financial backer to Samuel Morse
  • 1808-01-06 Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
  • 1808-01-19 Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)
  • 1808-02-26 Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d. 1871)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1808-06-03 Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America (1861-65), born in Fairview, Kentucky (d. 1889)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1808-07-09 Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (d. 1887)
  • 1808-07-10 Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and author (12 Years a Slave), born Minerva, New York (or 10 Jul 1807) (d. 1863)
  • 1808-08-01 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1808-08-03 Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1808-11-01 John Taylor, American religious leader (d. 1887)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1809-02-15 Cyrus Hall McCormick, Shenandoah Valley Virginia, American inventor (Mechanical reaper)

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus Hall McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus Hall McCormick
  • 1809-09-21 Sophia Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, American writer, painter and illustator
  • 1809-10-11 Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887)
  • 1809-10-22 Volney E. Howard, American politician (d. 1889)
  • 1810-01-10 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (d. 1883)
  • 1810-02-01 Charles Lenox Remond, Salem Mass, African American orator and abolitionist (d. 1873)
  • 1810-04-21 John Putnam Chapin, American politician (d. 1864)
  • 1810-09-02 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)
  • 1811-04-21 Alson Sherman, American politician (d. 1903)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1811-06-14 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), born in Litchfield, Connecticut (d. 1896)

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1811-08-03 Elisha Otis, American founder of the Otis Elevator Company and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails, born in Halifax, Vermont (d. 1861)

Inventor and Elevator Industrialist Elisha Otis
Inventor and Elevator Industrialist
Elisha Otis
  • 1811-08-20 Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union volunteers) and politician (R-NH), born in Orford, New Hampshire (d. 1890)
  • 1811-08-22 William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888)
  • 1811-09-19 Orson Pratt, American religious leader (d. 1881)
  • 1812-02-14 Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)
  • 1812-03-06 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, father of American watchmaking
  • 1812-03-22 Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)
  • 1812-04-27 William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)
  • 1812-05-06 Marin R Delany, Charlestown Va, Abolitionist and Physician (1st African American major in US Army)
  • 1812-09-12 Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1886)
  • 1812-09-18 Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (d. 1880)
  • 1813-04-18 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (d. 1865)
  • 1814-02-07 Gardner Quincy Colton, Georgia, Vermont, USA, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry
  • 1814-04-02 Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1814-07-19 Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist (Colt 6 shot revolver), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1862)

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1814-11-22 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1815-01-21 John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)
  • 1815-03-05 John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)
  • 1815-03-13 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (d. 1911)
  • 1815-07-30 Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder
  • 1815-10-29 Daniel Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
  • 1816-06-19 William Henry Webb, American industrialist (d. 1899)
  • 1816-07-04 Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)
  • 1816-11-29 Morrison Waite, American jurist (d. 1888)
  • 1816-12-08 August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born American financier (d. 1890)
  • 1817-03-04 Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1817-07-12 Henry David Thoreau, American naturalist and pacifist (Walden Pond), born in Concord, Massachusetts (d. 1862)

Naturalist/Pacifist Henry David Thoreau
Naturalist/Pacifist
Henry David Thoreau
  • 1817-08-14 Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1817-09-27 Hiram R. Revels, 1st African American US Senator, born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (d. 1901)

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1817-11-25 John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1818-02-14 Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)

Abolitionist Frederick Douglass
Abolitionist
Frederick Douglass
  • 1818-04-04 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)
  • 1819-03-29 Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/founder (American Hebrew Congregations)
  • 1819-04-28 Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1819-05-31 Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass), born in West Hills, New York (d. 1892)


Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 5,057

  • 1859-01-18 Alfred Vail, American Inventor and early telegraph pioneer, dies at 51
  • 1859-01-29 Seth Thomas, American Manufacturer and pioneer in the mass production of clocks, dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1859-08-02 Horace Mann, American education advocate, dies at 63

Father of American Education Horace Mann
Father of American Education
Horace Mann

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1859-11-28 Washington Irving, American author (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), dies of a heart attack at 76

  • 1860-01-13 William Mason, American politician (b. 1786)
  • 1860-02-25 Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman, educator, and lexicographer (b. 1790)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1860-07-01 Charles Goodyear, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber), dies at 59

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1861-04-08 Elisha Otis, American founder of the Otis Elevator Company and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails, dies of diphtheria at 50

Inventor and Elevator Industrialist Elisha Otis
Inventor and Elevator Industrialist
Elisha Otis
  • 1861-08-12 Eliphalet Remington, American inventor, designer of the Remington rifle (b. 1793)
  • 1861-08-17 Alcée Louis la Branche, American Politician (b. 1806)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1862-01-10 Samuel Colt, American inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47

Inventor/Industrialist Samuel Colt
Inventor/Industrialist
Samuel Colt
  • 1862-05-21 John Drew, Irish-born American actor (b. 1827)
  • 1862-11-11 James Madison Porter, American politician (b. 1793)
  • 1863-07-03 George Hull Ward, American general (b. 1826)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1863-07-26 Sam Houston, 1st President of Republic of Texas (1836-38, 1841-44) who helped bring Texas into the United States as a constituent state, dies at 70

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 1863-07-27 William Lowndes Yancey, American Confederate leader (b. 1813)
  • 1863-11-02 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (b. 1826)
  • 1863-11-24 Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1864-01-13 Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 1864-04-04 Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (b. 1808)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1864-05-19 Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (The Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

  • 1864-06-01 Solomon George Washington Dill, poor white ally of African Americans, assassinated in his home by white terrorists in SC
  • 1864-09-04 John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate military leader (b. 1825)
  • 1864-10-01 Rose Greenhow, American Confederate spy (b. 1817)
  • 1864-10-26 "Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War Pro-Confederate rebel guerrilla leader, killed by union troops at 24 or 25

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1865-04-15 Abraham Lincoln, 16th American President, dies from gunshot wounds at 56

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1865-06-02 Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (b. 1783)
  • 1865-06-21 Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)
  • 1865-11-17 James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (b. 1813)
  • 1866-03-28 Solomon Foot, American politician (b. 1802)
  • 1866-05-29 Winfield Scott, American general (b. 1786)
  • 1866-05-29 Henry Darwin Rogers, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania), dies at 57
  • 1866-06-07 Chief Seattle, Native American leader
  • 1867-09-25 Oliver Loving, American pioneer rancher (b. 1812)
  • 1867-10-03 Elias Howe, American sewing machine pioneer (b. 1819)
  • 1867-10-04 Francis Xavier Seelos German-American Roman Catholic priest (b. 1819)
  • 1868-03-04 Jesse Chisholm, American pioneer of the Chisholm Trail (b. 1805)
  • 1868-05-10 Henry Bennett, American politician (b. 1808)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-05-23 Kit Carson, American frontiersman, Indian fighter and army officer, dies of an aortic aneurysm at 58

Frontiersman Kit Carson
Frontiersman
Kit Carson
  • 1868-06-22 Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
  • 1868-09-19 William Sprague, American minister and politician from (b. 1809)
  • 1868-10-23 Cullen Whipple, American Inventor (pointed screw machine), dies at 67
  • 1869-01-01 Martin W. Bates, American politician (b. 1786)
  • 1869-07-22 John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer (Brooklyn Bridge), (b. 1806)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1869-10-08 Franklin Pierce, 14th US President (Democrat: 1853-57), dies at 64

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • 1869-11-04 George Peabody, American-British entrepreneur and philanthropist who founded the Peabody Trust and the Peabody Institute, dies at 74
  • 1870-02-14 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
  • 1870-02-26 Wyatt Outlaw, African American leader of Union League in NC, lynched
  • 1870-03-28 George Henry Thomas, American general (b. 1816)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1870-08-14 David Farragut, American Admiral ("Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"), dies at 69

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • 1870-09-12 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (b. 1836)
  • 1871-06-07 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • 1871-08-27 William Whiting Boardman, American politician (b. 1794)
  • 1872-01-07 James Fisk, American entrepreneur (b. 1834)
  • 1872-04-09 Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (b. 1794)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1872-06-01 James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • 1872-10-10 William H. Seward, United States Secretary of State (b. 1801)
  • 1873-12-22 Charles Lenox Remond, African American Orator and abolitionist, dies at 63
  • 1874-01-11 Gail Borden, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk, dies at 72
  • 1874-04-20 Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (b. 1817)
  • 1874-08-14 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (b. 1821)
  • 1875-05-17 John C. Breckinridge, Vice President of the United States (b. 1821)
  • 1875-07-30 George Pickett, American Confederate general (b. 1825)
  • 1875-08-27 William Chapman Ralston, American banker (b. 1826)
  • 1875-11-22 Henry Wilson, Vice President of the United States (b. 1812)
  • 1876-01-09 Samuel Gridley Howe, American abolitionist (b. 1801)
  • 1876-04-09 Charles Goodyear, American politician (D-NY), dies at 71
  • 1876-05-07 William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (b. 1795)
  • 1876-06-17 Harriet Scott, American ex-slave, who with husband Dred Scott unsuccessfully sued for their freedom
  • 1876-07-27 Walter Channing, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth, dies at 90
  • 1876-09-09 American Horse, Sioux chief, dies in battle
  • 1876-09-27 Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (b. 1817)
  • 1877-04-22 James P. Kirkwood, American civil engineer (b. 1807)

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1877-10-29 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American Confederate general, dies at 56

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • 1878-04-04 Richard Brewer, American gunslinger/cowboy (b. 1850)
  • 1878-06-12 William Cullen Bryant, American poet, dies at 83
  • 1878-06-16 Crawford Long, American physician (b. 1815)
  • 1878-11-28 Orson Hyde, American religious leader (b. 1805)
  • 1878-12-19 Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825)
  • 1879-10-31 Jacob Abbott, American author (b. 1803)
  • 1879-10-31 Joseph Hooker, American General (b. 1814)
  • 1879-12-06 Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American industrialist (b. 1814)
  • 1880-05-03 Jonathan Homer Lane, American astrophysicist who mathematically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body, dies at 60
  • 1880-06-28 Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (b. 1846)
  • 1880-07-21 Hiram Walden, American politician (b. 1800)
  • 1880-12-11 Oliver Fisher Winchester, American businessman and politician (b. 1810)
  • 1881-03-21 Samuel Courtauld, American-born textile magnate (b. 1793)
  • 1881-06-16 Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (b. 1801)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1881-07-14 Billy the Kid, American outlaw (b. 1859?)

Frontier Outlaw Billy the Kid
Frontier Outlaw
Billy the Kid
  • 1881-07-17 Jim Bridger, American mountain man, Indian fighter, and explorer (b. 1804)
  • 1881-10-03 Orson Pratt, American religious leader (b. 1811)
  • 1881-10-31 George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, dies during his disastrous expedition to the North Pole at 37

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1882-04-27 Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78

Lecturer and Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lecturer and Poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 1882-07-04 Joseph Brackett, American composer (b. 1797)
  • 1882-07-13 Johnny Ringo, American Gunfighter (b. 1850)

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1882-07-16 Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • 1883-01-10 Dr Samuel A. Mudd, American medical doctor (b. 1833)
  • 1883-04-04 Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (b. 1791)
  • 1883-04-06 Benjamin Wright Raymond, American politician (b. 1801)
  • 1883-08-19 Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (b. 1810)