United States of America in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 1,686

  • 1851-08-22 Yacht "America" wins 1st Royal Yacht Squadron Cup (America's Cup)
  • 1851-12-29 1st American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opened in Boston, Massachusetts

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1852-02-21 George Bancroft becomes the American Geographical Society's first president

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

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1853-01-06 Franklin Pierce, the President-elect of the United States at the time, and his family are involved in a train wreck in Massachusetts

14th US President Franklin Pierce
14th US President
Franklin Pierce
  • 1853-07-06 William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel", 1st novel by an African American
  • 1854-06-10 The first class of the United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1854-10-01 The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.
  • 1855-02-14 Texas is linked by telegraph to the rest of the United States, with the completion of a connection between New Orleans and Marshall, Texas.
  • 1855-09-03 Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under American General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by attacking a Sioux village, killing 100 men, women, and children.
  • 1855-09-27 George F Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle", 2nd American opera, opens in NYC

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1856-02-18 The American Party (Know-Nothings) convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate its first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.

13th US President Millard Fillmore
13th US President
Millard Fillmore
  • 1856-08-21 America's first consul to Japan, Townsend Harris, arrives in Shimoda. (Traditional Japanese date: July 21, 1856)
  • 1856-09-14 Battle of San Jacinto at Hacienda San Jacinto, Nicaraguan forces defeat American filibusters
  • 1856-11-17 On the Sonoita River in present-day southern Arizona, the United States Army establishes Fort Buchanan in order to help control new land acquired in the Gadsden Purchase.
  • 1857-09-12 423 die when "Central America" sinks off Cape Romain SC
  • 1857-10-06 American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
  • 1857-10-10 American Chess Association formed (NYC)

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1859-09-17 Joshua Abraham Norton, English-born resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • 1860-01-29 American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX
  • 1860-08-03 American Canoe Association founded at Lake George NY

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1860-11-06 Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • 1861-01-01 President-elect of the United States Abraham Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-01 Texas secedes from the Union (which precipitates the American Civil War)
  • 1861-02-06 1st meeting of Provisional Congress of Confederate States of America (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-08 Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)

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1861-02-09 Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected President & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1861-05-03 General Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan for the North against the South in American Civil War
  • 1861-06-08 American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.
  • 1861-08-29 American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
  • 1861-11-02 American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
  • 1861-12-09 American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1861-12-19 Battle of Black Water (American Civil War)
  • 1862-02-06 American Civil War: Naval engagement on Tennessee River, USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle
  • 1862-04-16 American Confederate Congress approves conscription act for all white males (18-35 years)
  • 1862-05-20 US Homestead Act becomes law which provides cheap land for the settlement of the American West
  • 1862-06-07 The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.
  • 1862-08-14 Abraham Lincoln receives the first group of African Americans to confer with a US president
  • 1862-09-14 Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War
  • 1862-09-17 Battle of Antietam [Battle of Sharpsburg], bloodiest day in the American Civil War 23,110 die in first battle on Union soil
  • 1862-09-17 American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.
  • 1862-09-30 First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • 1862-12-31 -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River (Battle of Murfreesboro), Tennesse in American Civil War
  • 1863-01-08 American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1863-01-26 American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment)
  • 1863-01-29 Bear River Massacre: American soldiers slaughter hundreds of Native Americans at the confluence of the Bear River and Beaver Creek in present day Idaho
  • 1863-03-27 American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1863-04-30 -5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces

  • 1863-05-14 American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, Mississippi takes place
  • 1863-07-03 Battle of Gettysburg, largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War
  • 1863-08-08 American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. Celebrated as a holiday by Tennessee African Americans (early 20th century)
  • 1863-09-16 Robert College of Istanbul, Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

  • 1863-11-03 Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War
  • 1864-07-29 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • 1864-09-17 American Civil War: Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign
  • 1864-09-18 Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
  • 1864-09-27 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
  • 1864-10-28 Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • 1864-11-07 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes
  • 1864-11-08 Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President
  • 1864-11-22 American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
  • 1865-01-31 Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (passes 121-24)
  • 1865-02-17 Columbia, South Carolina, burns down during American Civil War
  • 1865-03-02 Conferate General Early's army is defeated at the battle of Waynesboro, Virginia, during American Civil War
  • 1865-03-18 Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time
  • 1865-04-15 Abraham Lincoln dies 9 hours after he is shot attending the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre in Washington
  • 1865-04-27 Steamboat "SS Sultana" explodes in the Mississippi River, killing up to 1,800 of the 2,427 passengers in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. Most were paroled Union POWs on their way home.
  • 1865-05-13 Battle of Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas: final engagement of the American Civil War, Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry is last man killed
  • 1865-07-26 Patrick Francis Healy is 1st African American awarded PhD (from University of Leuven, Belgium)
  • 1865-11-06 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.
  • 1865-11-13 PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport
  • 1865-12-06 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery
  • 1866-04-10 American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms
  • 1866-05-01 American Equal Rights Association forms
  • 1866-06-07 1,800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg, Quebec

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1867-01-08 African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. despite President Andrew Johnson's veto

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1867-08-28 United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific
  • 1867-09-28 The United States takes control of Midway Island.

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1867-12-02 In a New York City theater, British author Charles Dickens gives his first public reading in the United States

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1867-12-28 United States claims Midway Island, the first territory annexed outside Continental limits.

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1868-10-01 "Little Women" by Louisa May Alcott is published in America by Roberts Brothers of Boston

  • 1868-10-30 John Menard of Louisiana is 1st African American elected to US Congress
  • 1868-11-11 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
  • 1868-11-13 American Philological Association organized in NY

BattleBattle of Interest

1868-11-27 Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General George A. Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

  • 1868-12-05 1st American bicycle college opens (NY)

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1869-03-16 Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1869-04-08 American Museum of Natural History opens in New York City
  • 1869-07-30 The Charles, considered the world’s first "oil tanker", departs from the United States headed for Europe with a bulk capacity of 7,000 barrels of oil
  • 1869-10-26 1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)
  • 1869-11-24 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
  • 1869-12-10 The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.
  • 1870-02-03 US state of Iowa ratifies the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution allowing suffrage for all races & colour
  • 1870-02-17 Esther Morris appointed first female in Justice of the Peace in the United States
  • 1870-02-25 Hiram R. Revels is sworn in as 1st African American member of Congress (Sen-R-MS)
  • 1870-04-09 American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves
  • 1870-06-28 U.S. Congress creates federal holidays (New Years Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day), initially applicable only to federal employees
  • 1870-07-01 James W. Smith of South Carolina is one of 1st African Americans to attend West Point

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1870-07-14 The United States Congress grants Mary Todd Lincoln a life pension in the amount of $3,000 a year

First Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady of the United States
Mary Todd Lincoln
  • 1870-08-08 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (England) in 2nd running of America's Cup
  • 1870-10-19 1st African Americans (4) elected to US House of Representatives

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 10,136

  • 1819-12-26 E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)
  • 1820-02-01 George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)
  • 1820-03-24 Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)
  • 1820-04-26 Alice Cary, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1820-09-03 George Hearst, American businessman and father of William Randolph Hearst (d. 1891)
  • 1820-10-05 David Wilber, American politician (d. 1890)
  • 1821-01-27 John Chivington, American officer, (d. 1892)

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1821-07-13 Nathan Bedford Forrest, American slave trader, Confederate lieutenant general and KKK Grand Wizard, born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 1877)

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest

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1821-07-16 Mary Baker Eddy, American founder of Christian Science (Science & Health), born in Bow, New Hampshire (d. 1910)

Christian Science Founder Mary Baker Eddy
Christian Science Founder
Mary Baker Eddy

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1821-07-24 William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys), born in Sussex County, New Jersey

Gang Leader Bill the Butcher
Gang Leader
Bill the Butcher
  • 1821-08-04 James Springer White, American theologian (co-founder of the Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Palmyra, Maine (d. 1881)
  • 1821-08-10 Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)
  • 1821-09-28 Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)
  • 1821-10-22 Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)
  • 1821-12-19 Mary Ashton Livermore, American reformer/women's suffrage leader

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1821-12-25 Clara Barton, American nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, born in North Oxford, Massachusetts (d. 1912)

Humanitarian Clara Barton
Humanitarian
Clara Barton

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1822-04-26 Frederick Law Olmsted, American writer and landscape architect (designed Central Park), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1903)

Landscape Architect and Writer Frederick Law Olmsted
Landscape Architect and Writer
Frederick Law Olmsted
  • 1822-12-05 Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American college president (d. 1907)
  • 1823-03-20 Ned Buntline, American publisher (d. 1886)

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1823-04-03 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, born in NYC, New York (d. 1878)

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 1823-05-22 Solomon Bundy, American politician (d. 1889)
  • 1823-05-29 John H. Balsley, American carpenter (d. 1895)
  • 1823-09-16 Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)
  • 1823-10-09 Mary Ann Shadd, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher ('Provincial Freeman'), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1893)
  • 1824-03-05 Elisha Harris, American physician/found American Public Health Assoc
  • 1824-03-25 Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)
  • 1824-09-04 Phoebe Cary, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1825-02-15 Carter Harrison, Sr., American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1825-07-31 William S. Clark, American senator and scholar (d. 1886)
  • 1826-03-04 Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (d. 1863)
  • 1826-04-26 George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)
  • 1826-04-26 Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872

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1826-07-04 Stephen Foster, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River), born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • 1827-05-21 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)
  • 1827-05-27 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (d. 1892)
  • 1827-09-30 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (d. 1918)
  • 1827-10-31 Richard Morris Hunt, American architect and educator, born in Brattleboro, Vermont (d. 1895)

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1827-11-26 Ellen G. White, American religious leader (Seventh-day Adventist Church), born in Gorham, Maine

Christian Pioneer Ellen G. White
Christian Pioneer
Ellen G. White
  • 1828-05-23 Edward Hitchcock, America's 1st prof of physical ed (Amherst College)
  • 1828-10-10 Samuel J. Randall, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1890)

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1829-02-26 Levi Strauss, German-born American clothing designer, born in Buttenheim, Bavaria (d. 1902)

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1829-03-24 George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)
  • 1829-04-15 Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon

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1829-10-05 Chester A. Arthur, American politician(R) 21st President (1881-85), born in Fairfield Vermont (d. 1886)

21st US President Chester A. Arthur
21st US President
Chester A. Arthur
  • 1829-12-14 John Mercer Langston, 1st African American to hold US political office
  • 1830-04-06 James Augustine Healy, Macon Ga, 1st African American Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1830-05-05 John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)
  • 1830-07-08 Frederick William Seward, United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1915)
  • 1830-09-02 William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)
  • 1831-02-27 Hiram Bond Everest, American co-founder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)
  • 1831-03-29 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer, born in Ulverston, Lancashire (d. 1919)

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1831-07-08 John Pemberton, American pharmacist (inventor of Coca-Cola), born in Knoxville, Georgia (d. 1888)

Pharmacist John Pemberton
Pharmacist
John Pemberton
  • 1832-01-13 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1899)
  • 1832-05-21 Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)
  • 1832-07-10 Alvan Graham Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (d. 1897)
  • 1832-11-26 Mary Edwards Walker, American doctor/women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War)

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1832-11-29 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), born in Germantown, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)

  • 1833-01-02 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1833-02-01 Henry McNeal Turner, Newberry South Carolina, Minister and politician, 1st African American Methodist Bishop (d. 1915)
  • 1833-10-02 Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)
  • 1834-04-01 Big Jim Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872)
  • 1834-08-22 Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer and pioneer aviator, born in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1906)
  • 1834-10-08 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, born in Merrimack, New Hampshire (d. 1905)
  • 1835-03-15 John Henrie Kagi, American abolitionist (d. 1859)

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1835-11-25 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1919)

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie

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1835-11-30 Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn), born in Florida, Missouri (d. 1910)

Author Mark Twain
Author
Mark Twain
  • 1835-12-18 Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)
  • 1836-01-08 Fannie M Jackson, pioneer & educator, 1st US African American woman college grad
  • 1836-03-05 Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)
  • 1836-03-16 Andrew Smith Hallidie, American inventor (cable car), born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1836-03-20 Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (d. 1886)
  • 1836-03-28 Frederick Pabst, American brewer (d. 1904)
  • 1836-08-11 Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)
  • 1836-09-10 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), (d. 1890)
  • 1836-09-11 Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (The Hasheesh Eater), born in NYC, New York (d. 1870)
  • 1836-11-04 Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman and sawmill partner (d. 1912)
  • 1836-11-08 Milton Bradley, American game manufacturer (d. 1911)
  • 1837-01-23 Amanda Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist
  • 1837-04-10 Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867)

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1837-04-17 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and philanthropist (General Electric, Steel Corporation, AT&T), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1913)

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan

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1837-05-27 "Wild Bill" Hickok [James Butler], American cowboy and scout, born in Troy Grove, Illinois (d. 1876)

Folk Hero of the American Old West Wild Bill Hickok
Folk Hero of the American Old West
Wild Bill Hickok
  • 1837-05-28 Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (d. 1908)
  • 1837-08-01 Mother Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)
  • 1837-11-13 James T. Rapier, African-American politician, born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1883)

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1837-12-26 George Dewey, American admiral, naval hero in Battle of Manila Bay, born in Montpelier, Vermont (d. 1917)

Admiral George Dewey
Admiral
George Dewey
  • 1837-12-26 Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)

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1838-05-10 John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin of US President Abraham Lincoln, born in Bel Air, Maryland (d. 1865)

  • 1838-06-16 Cushman Davis, American politician (d. 1900)
  • 1838-07-20 Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)
  • 1839-02-09 Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)
  • 1839-02-20 Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)
  • 1839-02-22 Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)
  • 1839-03-09 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908)
  • 1839-04-05 Robert Smalls, Beaufort SC, African American congressman 1875-87 (Rep-SC)

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1839-07-08 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, born in Richford, New York (d. 1937)

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1839-07-17 Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916)
  • 1839-09-10 Charles Peirce, American philosopher (d. 1914)
  • 1840-07-25 Flora Adams Darling, American writer and historian, founded Daughters of American Revolution, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1910)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1840-09-27 Thomas Nast, German political cartoonist of late 1800s America, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1902)

Political Cartoonist Thomas Nast
Political Cartoonist
Thomas Nast
  • 1841-05-10 James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 5,042

  • 1883-10-22 Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (b. 1818)
  • 1884-03-13 Leland Stanford, Jr., son of American railroad magnate, Stanford University named for him (b. 1868)
  • 1884-03-21 Ezra Abbot, American bible scholar (b. 1819)

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1884-05-13 Cyrus McCormick, American inventor and businessman (mechanical reaper), dies at 75

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus McCormick
  • 1885-01-13 Schuyler Colfax, American politician (b.1823)
  • 1885-01-24 Martin R Delany, African American nationalist and Physician (1st African American major in US Army), dies at 72
  • 1886-01-26 David Rice Atchison, American politician (b. 1807)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1886-05-17 John Deere, American blacksmith and manufacturer (founded Deere & Company) dies at 82

Deere & Company Founder John Deere
Deere & Company Founder
John Deere
  • 1886-08-30 Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (b. 1836)
  • 1886-09-03 William W. Snow, American politician (b. 1812)
  • 1886-10-08 Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (b. 1819)
  • 1886-11-22 William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • 1887-03-08 Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman (b. 1813)
  • 1887-03-08 James Buchanan Eads, American engineer (b. 1820)
  • 1887-05-07 C. F. W. Walther, American Lutheran theologian (b. 1811)
  • 1887-05-14 Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (b. 1808)
  • 1887-07-25 John Taylor, American religious leader (b. 1808)
  • 1887-08-08 Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (b. 1808)
  • 1887-08-19 Alvan Clark, American Astronomer and telescope maker, dies at 83

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1887-11-08 Doc Holliday, American gambler and gunfighter, dies at 36

Gunfighter in the American Old West Doc Holliday
Gunfighter in the American Old West
Doc Holliday
  • 1887-12-05 Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (b. 1804)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1888-03-06 Louisa May Alcott, American author (Little Women), dies of a stroke at 55

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1888-08-16 John Pemberton, American pharmacist (inventor of Coca-Cola), dies of stomach cancer at 55

Pharmacist John Pemberton
Pharmacist
John Pemberton
  • 1889-01-13 Solomon Bundy, American politician (b. 1823)
  • 1889-03-15 Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, dies of pneumonia at 45
  • 1889-05-14 Volney E. Howard, American politician (b. 1809)
  • 1889-07-21 Nelson Dewey, American politician, 1st Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1813)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1889-12-06 Jefferson Davis, President of Confederate States of America (1861-65), dies at 81

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1890-01-30 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), dies at 53
  • 1890-02-17 Christopher Latham Sholes, American newspaper man, politician and inventor of the typewriter, dies at 71
  • 1890-02-22 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), dies at 67
  • 1890-04-01 David Wilber, American politician (b. 1820)
  • 1890-04-13 Samuel J. Randall, American politician (b. 1828)
  • 1890-07-03 Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union Army) and politician (R-NH), dies at 78
  • 1890-07-13 John C. Frémont, American army officer, explorer and presidential candidate (b. 1813)
  • 1891-01-05 Emma Abbott, American soprano (b. 1849)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-01-17 George Bancroft, American historian and father of U.S. History, dies at 90

Father of U.S. History George Bancroft
Father of U.S. History
George Bancroft
  • 1891-09-18 William Ferrel, American mathematician (b. 1817)

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1891-09-28 Herman Melville, American writer (Billy Budd, Moby-Dick), dies at 72

Moby Dick Author Herman Melville
Moby Dick Author
Herman Melville
  • 1892-03-16 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (b. 1827)

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1892-03-26 Walt Whitman, American poet, dies in Camden, NJ at 72

  • 1892-12-02 Jay Gould, American entrepreneur (b. 1836)
  • 1893-02-18 Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (b. 1814)
  • 1893-02-20 P.G.T. Beauregard, American Confederate general (b. 1818)
  • 1893-06-05 Mary Ann Shadd, American-Canadian publisher and anti-slavery campaigner, 1st African American newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • 1893-06-21 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University
  • 1893-07-17 Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (b. 1833)
  • 1894-07-01 Allan Pinkerton, American private detective and founder of Chicago detective agency, dies at 64
  • 1894-10-07 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and author (Old Ironsides), dies at 85
  • 1895-01-03 James Merritt Ives, American lithographer with Nathaniel Currier (b. 1824)
  • 1895-01-09 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, American watch manufacturer (b. 1812)
  • 1895-08-19 John Wesley Hardin, American gunfighter (b. 1853)
  • 1896-01-01 Alfred Ely Beach, American inventor (b. 1826)
  • 1896-05-05 Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (b. 1839)

BattleExecution

1896-05-07 H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], 1st known American serial killer executed by hanging at 34

Serial Killer H. H. Holmes
Serial Killer
H. H. Holmes
  • 1896-06-07 Wyatt Eaton, Canadian American artist, dies from tuberculosis at 47

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1896-07-01 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin), dies at 85

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • 1896-07-19 Abraham H. Cannon, American Mormon apostle (b. 1859)
  • 1896-08-19 Josiah Dwight Whitney, American Geologist, dies at 76
  • 1896-09-11 Francis James Child, American ballad collector (b. 1825)
  • 1897-06-09 Alvan Graham Clark, American Astronomer (Sirius B), dies 3 weeks after 1st use of Yerkes 40" lens at 64
  • 1897-10-19 George Pullman, American inventor and industrialist (b. 1831)
  • 1897-11-15 John Mercer Langston, US African American jurist, dies at 67
  • 1897-11-17 George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (b. 1820)
  • 1897-11-19 William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (b. 1810).
  • 1897-12-28 Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (b. 1833)
  • 1897-12-29 William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)
  • 1898-03-11 William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • 1898-03-18 Matilda Joslyn Gage, American suffragist (b. 1826)
  • 1898-05-22 Edward Bellamy, American author/socialist, dies of tuberculosis at 48
  • 1898-07-08 Soapy Smith, American con artist (b. 1860)
  • 1898-08-09 Gardner Quincy Colton, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry, dies at 84
  • 1898-09-14 William Seward Burroughs, American inventor (b. 1857)
  • 1898-10-12 Calvin Fairbank, American abolitionist minister (b. 1816)
  • 1899-01-12 Hiram Walker, American distiller (b. 1816)
  • 1899-03-03 William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (b. 1827)
  • 1899-07-18 Horatio Alger, American clergyman and author (Disagreeable Woman, Ragged Dick), dies at 67
  • 1899-07-21 Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and military officer (b. 1833)
  • 1899-09-17 Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (b. 1842)
  • 1899-10-30 William Henry Webb, American industrialist and philanthropist (b. 1816)

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1900-01-22 David Edward Hughes, British-American inventor (microphone, teleprinter), dies at 68

  • 1900-02-18 Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (b. 1824)
  • 1900-03-19 John Bingham, American politician and lawyer, dies at 85
  • 1900-03-26 Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/found American Hebrew Congregations, dies at 80
  • 1900-04-24 Andrew Smith Hallidie, American inventor and cable car pioneer, dies at 64
  • 1900-08-05 James Augustine Healy, African American Roman Catholic bishop, dies at 80
  • 1900-09-23 William Marsh Rice, American philanthropist and university founder (b. 1816)
  • 1900-12-21 Roger Wolcott, American political figure, 39th Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1847)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-01-16 Hiram R. Revels, American politician, 1st African American Senator, dies at 73

Minister and US Senator Hiram R. Revels
Minister and US Senator
Hiram R. Revels
  • 1901-01-21 Elisha Gray, American inventor (b. 1835)

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1901-03-13 Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (Republican: 1889-93), dies in Indianapolis at 67

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
  • 1901-04-19 Alfred Horatio Belo, American newswriter and businessman (b. 1839)
  • 1901-09-25 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
  • 1901-11-27 Clement Studebaker, American automobile manufacturer (b. 1831)
  • 1902-02-18 Charles Lewis Tiffany, American founder of Tiffany & Co. (b. 1812)
  • 1902-04-02 Esther Morris, suffragist and first female American judge (b. 1814)
  • 1902-05-26 Almon Strowger, American inventor (b. 1839)
  • 1902-07-18 John White, American composer, dies at 47

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-09-26 Levi Strauss, American clothing manufacturer, dies at 73

Fashion Designer Levi Strauss
Fashion Designer
Levi Strauss
  • 1902-10-25 Frank Norris, American journalist and writer (McTeague), dies at 32