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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Broderick, Davis Colbreth, 1820- (search)
Broderick, Davis Colbreth, 1820- Legislator: born in Washington., D. C.. Feb. 4, 1820: was actively engaged in New York politics until his removal to California in 1846, where he became a leader in political matters. He was elected a United States Senator for that State in 1856. In consequence of political difficulties he was challenged to fight a duel by David S. Terry, chief-justice of the Supreme Court of California; fell at the first fire; and died shortly thereafter, near Lake Merced, Cal., Sept. 16, 1859.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
tes night of......June 4, 1859 M. Blondin for the first time crosses the Niagara River just below the falls on a tight-rope......June 30, 1859 San Juan islands occupied by General Harney, U. S. A. (though claimed by Great Britain as belonging to Vancouver Island)......July 9, 1859 Little John, a negro, arrested at Oberlin, O., as a slave, and rescued at Wellington......Sept. 13, 1859 Senator David C. Broderick, of California, mortally wounded in a duel with Judge Terry near Lake Merced, Cal., Sept. 13, dies......Sept. 16, 1859 United States steamship Niagara sails from Charleston, S. C., for Liberia, Africa, with the negroes taken from the slaver Echo; 271 are returned out of 318......Sept. 20, 1859......Jefferson Davis addresses the Democratic State Convention of Mississippi in behalf of slavery and the extension of slave territory......October, 1859 Brown's insurrection at Harper's Ferry, W . Va.......Oct. 16-18, 1859 Gen. Winfield Scott is ordered to the Paci