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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
ner 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 at Cornish, Me......July 25, 1881 Wrangell Island or Land, off the Siberian coast, taken possession of in name of the United States by Captain Hooper and Mr. Reynolds of the revenue-cutter Corwin......Aug. 12, 1881 Forest fires in Huron and Sanilac counties, Michigan, spread over 1,800 square miles, making 2,900 families homeless, and destroying 138 lives......September, 1881 President Garfield removed from Washington to Francklyn Cottage, Elberon, N. J.......Sept. 6, 1881 Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, born 1824, dies at Bristol, R. I.......Sept. 13, 1881 President Garfield dies at 10.35 P. M.......Sept. 19, 1881 Vice-President Arthur sworn as President at his residence in New York City between 2 and 3 A. M. by Judge John R. Brady.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Michigan, (search)
...July. 1878 New capitol at Lansing dedicated......Jan. 1, 1879 State school for the blind opened in a leased building at Lansing......Sept. 29, 1880 Legislature, after heated discussion and opposition, confirms grant of 1857 to the Ontonagon and State Line Railroad Company, although the road had not been constructed, and limitation of time had long expired......1881 Michigan reform school for girls at Adrian, opened......August, 1881 Forest fires break out in Huron and Sanilac counties, and burn over some 1,800 square miles of territory, rendering 2,900 families homeless, and destroying 138 lives......September, 1881 Site purchased for State insane asylum near Traverse City......1882 Josiah W. Begole, union or fusion candidate of the Democratic and Greenback parties, elected governor......November, 1882 National Prison Association meets at Detroit......Oct. 17, 1885 State soldiers' home near Grand Rapids dedicated......Dec. 30, 1886 Local option law pas