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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 3 3 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), Oxnard, Benjamin A. 1855- (search)
Oxnard, Benjamin A. 1855- Manufacturer; born in New Orleans, La., Dec. 10, 1855; graduated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1875; became the founder of the beet-root sugar industry in the United States.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Spies, August Vincent Theodore 1855- (search)
Spies, August Vincent Theodore 1855- Anarchist; born in Landeck, Germany, Dec. 10, 1855; came to the United States in 1871, and found work as an upholsterer in Chicago, Ill. He joined the socialists in 1876; became publisher of the Arbeiter-Zeitung in 1880, and its editor in 1884. In his speeches as well as his paper he advocated anarchy and denounced the government. On May 3, 1886, strikes and mobs succeeded in closing a majority of the factories in Chicago. A crowd numbering about 12,000 men, carrying the American flag, attacked the men who had remained at work. The police, after shooting five strikers and arresting eleven, succeeded in dispersing the rest. Spies immediately issued a Revenge circular, calling on workingmen to arm themselves to resist the police. At the same time another leaflet was circulated urging workingmen to assemble fully armed in Haymarket Square on the following day (May 4). On the evening of that day a large crowd gathered and 180 policemen advan
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Missouri, (search)
mposed a heavy burden upon the tax-payers in that county......April 24, 1872 Railroad bridge over the Mississippi at St. Louis, designed by James B. Eads and constructed by the Illinois and St. Louis Bridge Company, formally opened......July 4, 1874 State railroad commission created by act of legislature......March 27, 1875 Ordinance passed by legislature to prevent the payment of 1,918 bonds and coupons of $1,000 each, executed by the Pacific Railroad of Missouri under a law of Dec. 10, 1855, which had disappeared, but had not been cancelled or destroyed......Oct. 30, 1875 New constitution framed by a State convention which sat at Jefferson City, May 5, 1875, to Aug. 19, is submitted to the people and ratified by a vote of 90,600 to 14,362......Oct. 30, 1875 Convention of 869 delegates from thirty-one States and Territories assembles at St. Louis to take action upon the construction of the Southern Pacific Railroad......Nov. 23-24, 1875 Carl Schurz, of Missouri, S
P. Bigelow, 5394; for Amory, 1146; Goodrich, 1126, Dec. 9, 1850 For Benj'n Seaver, 3990; for Smith, 2736; Thaxter, 1024, Dec. 14, 1851 Election City. For Mayor, Benjamin Seaver, 6,018; for Smith, 5,021; for Smith, 899, Dec. 13, 1852 No Mayor chosen in December this year , 1853 For J. V. C. Smith, 6,045; for John A. Wilkins, 3,171, Jan. 9, 1854 For J. V. C. Smith, 6,429; for George B. Upton, 4,405, Dec. 13, 1854 For Alex. H. Rice, 7,404; for Nath. B. Shurtleff, 539, Dec. 10, 1855 For Alex. H. Rice, 8,714; for Jona. Preston, 2,025, Dec. 8, 1856 For Fred. W Lincoln, Jr., 8,110; for Charles B. Hall, 4,193, Dec. 14, 1857 For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 6,279; for Moses Kimball, 4,449, Dec. 13, 1858 For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 5,932; for Joseph M. Wightman, 4,208, Dec. 12, 1859 For Joseph M. Wightman, 8,934; for Moses Kimball, 5,074, Dec. 13, 1860 For Joseph M. Wightman, 6,765; for Edward S. Tobey, 5,795, Dec. 9, 1861 For Fred. W. Lincoln, Jr., 5,932;