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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 3 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 1 1 Browse Search
Edward H. Savage, author of Police Recollections; Or Boston by Daylight and Gas-Light ., Boston events: a brief mention and the date of more than 5,000 events that transpired in Boston from 1630 to 1880, covering a period of 250 years, together with other occurrences of interest, arranged in alphabetical order 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garfield, James Abram 1831-1881 (search)
lful soldier, becoming a major-general of volunteers in 1863. In that year he was elected to Congress, where his career as a statesman was marvellous. He grasped every topic in debate with a master's hand. In 1880 he was elected to the United States Senate, and in the same year was elected President of the United States, and entered upon his duties on March 4, 1881. After an administration of four months, he was shot by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed office-seeker, in Washington, July 2, 1881, and lingered until James Abram Garfield at 16. Sept. 19 following, when he died at Elberon, on the sea-shore, in New Jersey. His death was sincerely mourned in all parts of the civilized world. See Blaine, James Gillespie. Inaugural address On March 4, 1881, President Garfield delivered the following inaugural address, in which he eloquently considered the condition of the country at the turning of a century of its constitutional existence: Fellow-Citizens,—We stand to-d
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
e writes to American ministers at principal European courts that any movement to jointly guarantee the neutrality of the interoceanic canal at Panama would be regarded by the United States as an uncalled — for interference......June 24, 1881 American Association of the Red Cross, organized June 9, with Miss Clara Barton as president, incorporated......July 1, 1881 President Garfield shot by Charles Jules Guiteau in the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station at Washington, D. C.......July 2, 1881 Lieut. Adolphus W. Greely, with a party of twenty-five in all, sails from St. John's, Newfoundland, in the Proteus to establish one of thirteen circumpolar stations for scientific purposes in accordance with European plans......July 7, 1881 Warner Miller, of New York, elected to Senate to succeed Platt......July 16, 1881 Elbridge G. Lapham, of New York, elected to Senate to succeed Conkling......July 22, 1881 Nathan Clifford, United States Supreme Court judge, born 1803, dies
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), District of Columbia. (search)
irst governor......March 16, 1871 Alexander R. Shepherd appointed governor......Sept. 13, 1873 Congress abolishes the territorial government, substituting a temporary board of three commissioners appointed by the President......June 20, 1874 Permanent government of District constituted by Congress, in a board of three commissioners with no local legislative body......June 11, 1878 President Garfield assassinated in the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station at Washington......July 2, 1881 Remains of John Howard Payne, who died in Tunis, Africa, in 1852, interred in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington......June 9, 1883 Capstone of the Washington Monument placed (monument 555 feet high)......Dec. 6, 1884 American College of the Roman Catholic Church opened at Washington......Nov. 13, 1889 The Ford Opera-house collapsed during business hours; twenty-one clerks killed and many wounded......June 9, 1893 President Cleveland opens the Pan-American medical congress in Was