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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 2 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 2 2 Browse Search
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3 1 1 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Forrest, Edwin 1806-1872 (search)
Sinclair, the widely known ballad-singer. After 1845 Mr. Forrest spent two more years in England, during which his friendship with Mr. Macready was broken. He had acted with great success in Virginius and other parts, but when he attempted to personate Macbeth he was hissed by the audience. This hissing was attributed to professional jealousy on the part of Macready. A few weeks after, when Macready appeared as Hamlet in Edinburgh, Forrest hissed him from a box in which he stood. On May 10, 1849, when Macready appeared as Macbeth in the Astor Place Theatre, in New York, the friends of Forrest interrupted the performance. The result was the Astor Place riot, in which twenty-two men were killed and thirty-six wounded. In 1858 Mr. Forrest announced his retirement from the stage, but appeared at intervals till 1871, when ill-health compelled him to retire permanently. He was a man of literary culture and accumulated a large library rich in Shakespeariana, which was destroyed by fi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Riots in the United States. (search)
Riots in the United States. The following is a list of some of the most important riots: Boston massacre 1770 Doctor's mob, New York 1788 At Baltimore, Md. 1812, 1861 Alton, Ill. 1837 Philadelphia 1844 Astor Place riots in New York, growing out of rivalry between the actors Forrest and Macready May 10, 1849 Draft riot in New York; mob in possession of the city July 13 to 17, 1863 Orange riot in New York between Catholic and Protestant Irish; sixty persons killed July 12, 1871 Cincinnati. After a verdict of manslaughter in the Berner and Palmer murder trial, both having confessed the murder. Twenty untried murderers in the county jail. Six days riot beganMarch 28, 1884 Anarchists in Chicago, Ill. May 4, 1886 Eleven Italians, implicated in the murder of David C. Hennessy, chief of police, are killed in the parish prison, New Orleans March 14, 1891 Carnegie iron and steel workers at Homestead, Pa. Strike lasted nearly six months; began Feb. 25, 1893 Federal troops
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 10: the Rynders Mob.—1850. (search)
he Empire Club, an organization of roughs and desperadoes who acknowledged his captaincy. His campaigning in behalf of Polk and Dallas in 1844 secured him the friendly Lib. 15.55. patronage of the successful candidate for Vice-President, Geo. M. Dallas. and he took office as Weigher in the Custom-house of the metropolis. He found time, while thus employed, to engineer the Astor Place riot on behalf of the actor Edwin Forrest; Lib. 19.79. Forrest against his English rival Macready, on May 10, 1849, and the year 1850 opened with his trial for this Lib. 20.24. atrocity and his successful defence by John Van Buren. On February 16 he and his Club broke up an anti-Wilmot Nat. A. S. Standard, 10.20. Proviso meeting in New York—a seeming inconsistency, but it was charged against Rynders that he had offered Lib. 20.86. to give the State of New York to Clay in the election of 1844 for $30,000, and met with a reluctant refusal. In March he was arrested for a brutal assault on a gentlema
of 100 men formed, Dec. 7, 1848 Ship Saltillo sailed from Boston, Dec. 27, 1848 Bark Elvira, 12 men, sailed from Boston, Jan. 1, 1849 Ship Edward Everett, 150 men sailed, Jan. 9, 1849 First gold brought to Boston by Adams Express, May 10, 1849 A lump of gold, said to weigh 15 lbs., in a Washington street window, Oct. 15, 1850 Canadian rebellion, great sensation began, Jan., 1837 Canal Boston and Roxbury, opened, 1796 Being filled up because a nuisance, 1880 Millor murder, Dec. 24, 1818 Three women sent for life, for robbery, May 28, 1823 Prison State's. The north wing built, 1829 J. Howes sentenced for life, and three years extra, Oct. 10, 1835 Phillips played a hoax on the officers, May 10, 1849 The west wing built, 1850 The west wing enlarged, 1867 A new prison built at Concord, 1877 Prizes British vessels, daily captured and brought in, Sept., 1776 Provident Institution for Savings organized, Dec. 13, 1816 Pu