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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kelley, William Darrah 1814-1890 (search)
Kelley, William Darrah 1814-1890 Legislator; born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 12, 1814; admitted to the bar in 1841; was a Freetrade Democrat till 1848, when he entered the Republican party, becoming a firm abolitionist and protectionist. He was elected to Congress in 1860, and held a seat in that body for many years. He was the author of Slavery in the Territories (an address); Address at the colored Department of the House of refuge; Reasons for abandoning the theory of free-trade and adopting the principle of protection to American industry; Letters on industrial and financial questions; The New South, etc. He died in Washington, D. C., Jan. 9, 1890.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
dedicated......Dec. 9, 1889 Coughlin, O'Sullivan, and Burke sentenced to life imprisonment, and Kunze to three years, for complicity in murder of Dr. Cronin, of Chicago, and Beggs acquitted......Dec. 16, 1889 La grippe invades the United States......Dec. 21, 1889 Horatio Allen, first locomotive engineer in the United States, dies at Montrose, N. J., aged eighty-eight......Jan. 1, 1890 State dinner given by the President to the Vice-President and cabinet......Jan. 7, 1890 William D. Kelley, born 1814, the oldest member of the House of Representatives in term of service (since 1860) as well as in years, dies......Jan. 9, 1890 Woman's Christian Temperance League organized at Cleveland, O.......Jan. 23, 1890 House of Representatives disputes on the power of the speaker to count a quorum when members present refuse to vote......Jan. 29, 1890 Wife and daughter of Secretary of the Navy Tracy lose their lives in the burning of their residence at Washington, D. C.......
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pennsylvania, (search)
nto effect......Jan. 1, 1874 Centennial Exposition, at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of American Independence, opens......May 10, 1876 Great strike of railroad employes, rapidly extending over most of the lines of the northern United States, inaugurated......July 19, 1877 [The strike was not entirely quieted until November.] Natural gas used as fuel in western counties......1884 Johnstown flood......June 1, 1889 William D. Kelley, born in 1814, the oldest member of the House of Representatives, dies in Washington, D. C.......Jan. 9, 1890 Proposal of Mr. Carnegie to expend $1,000,000 for a public library in Pittsburg accepted......Feb. 10, 1890 Cyclone at Wilkesbarre and other towns, killing fourteen, injuring 180, and damaging property to $1,000,000......Aug. 19, 1890 Boundary between Pennsylvania and New York agreed upon by commissioners, March 26, 1886, and confirmed by both legislatures, is approved