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Dunkirk (New York, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america
nsent......March 3, 1851 Thirty-first Congress adjourns......March 3, 1851 [At this time it was decided that Congress expires at noon on the fourth day of March.] Com. James Barron dies at Norfolk, Va., aged eighty-three......April 21, 1851 President Fillmore issues a proclamation against the promoters of a second expedition against Cuba, and the ship Cleopatra, with military supplies for that island, is seized......April 25, 1851 First train on the Erie Railway, New York to Dunkirk......April 28, 29, 1851 Extension of the United States Capitol; corner-stone laid by the President; oration by Daniel Webster......July 4, 1851 [Extension finished, November, 1867.] General Lopez's second expedition against Cuba......Aug. 3, 1851 Louis Kossuth and suite received on the United States war steamer Mississippi at the Dardanelles......Sept. 10, 1851 James Fenimore Cooper, author, dies at Cooperstown, N. Y., aged sixty-two......Sept. 14, 1851 Hudson River Railro
Sewanee (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america
...March 20, 1893 Bering Sea arbitration opened in Paris......March 23, 1893 President informed that Great Britain and France have raised their representatives to the United States to the rank of ambassadors......March 24, 1893 A threatening outbreak on the Choctaw reservation, Indian Territory, between rival Indian factions, results in a battle; several are wounded......March28, 1893 Edmund Kirby Smith, Confederate general, born at St. Augustine, Fla., May 16, 1824, dies in Sewanee, Tenn.......March 28, 1893 Gen. Hiram Berdan, inventor of a longrange rifle, dies at Washington, D. C.......March 31, 1893 Thomas F. Bayard, of Delaware, nominated ambassador to the Court of St. James (the first ambassador of the United States), March 30; he takes the oath of office......April 3, 1893 Arguments of English and American representatives begun before the court of arbitration in the Bering Sea dispute......April 4, 1893 Minister Hicks telegraphing that the consular agenc
San Francisco (California, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america
.Oct. 5, 1858 First mail overland from San Francisco reaches St. Louis, twenty-four days eighteJuly 1, 1879 Yacht Jeannette sails from San Francisco for the Arctic regions......July 8, 1879 0 Dennis Kearney, sand-lots agitator of San Francisco, sentenced to six months imprisonment and unt Jackson, author, born 1831, dies at San Francisco, Cal.......Aug. 12, 1885 Massacre of Chinen Territory, without violence, and sent to San Francisco, Feb. 7; riots result, and United States t..Nov. 27, 1886 Arbor Day celebrated in San Francisco by school-children; 40,000 young trees s King of the Sandwich Islands, lands at San Francisco, Cal.......Dec. 4, 1890 Tatonka Otanka, Si 1891 King Kalakaua, born 1836, dies at San Francisco......Jan. 20, 1891 Representatives of t893 Ex-Representative Blount sails from San Francisco for Honolulu on the revenuecutter Rush on 25, 1893 Battle-ship Oregon launched at San Francisco......Oct. 26, 1893 World's Columbian [8 more...]
Hillsboro, O. (Ohio, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america
ouis J. R. Agassiz, scientist, born 1807, dies at Cambridge, Mass.......Dec. 14, 1873 Virginius surrendered to the United States by Spain; she founders at sea off Cape Fear while on her way to New York......Dec. 19, 1873 Ex-Mayor Hall, of New York, acquitted......Dec. 24, 1873 Survivors of the Virginius massacre, 102, surrendered to the United States authorities at Santiago de Cuba, Dec. 18, reach New York on the Juniata......Dec. 28, 1873 Women's temperance crusade begins at Hillsboro, O.......December, 1873 Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins, born in Siam, April 15, 1811, came to the United States, 1828, die at their home near Salisbury, N. C., Eng surviving Chang about two hours......Jan. 17, 1874 Act of March 3, 1873 (salary grab bill) repealed except as to salaries of the President and justices of the Supreme Court......Jan. 20, 1874 Morrison R. Waite appointed and confirmed chief-justice of the Supreme Court......Jan. 21, 1874 Act authorizing coinage at t
Cape Hatteras (North Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america
nemy of mankind, directing that if captured he be hanged immediately without trial, and all his commissioned officers or others serving with armed slaves, if captured, be reserved for execution......Dec. 23, 1862 Thirty-eight Indians hanged at Mankato, Minn., for participation in the massacres......Dec. 26, 1862 Gen. W. T. Sherman, aided by Admiral Porter, assaults Vicksburg on the north sacres......Dec. 26, 1862 [Known as the battle of Chickasaw Bayou. ] Monitor founders off Cape Hatteras in a storm, with a loss of sixteen of her crew, night of......Dec. 30, 1862 Act admitting West Virginia, to date from June 20, 1863 (the thirty-fifth State), approved......Dec. 31, 1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, or Stone River......Dec. 31, 1862–Jan. 2, 1863 President Lincoln proclaims all slaves free in the seceding States......Jan. 1, 1863 Absent from duty in the army, 8,987 officers and 280,073 enlisted men......Jan. 1, 1863 Galveston, Tex., captured by the Confederates..
Kendallville, Ind. (Indiana, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america
Blount......Sept. 3, 1893 Pan-American medical congress opened at Washington, D. C., by President Cleveland; over 1,000 physicians in attendance......Sept. 5, 1893 Hamilton Fish, Ll.D., statesman, born Aug. 3, 1808, dies at Garrisons, N. Y.......Sept. 7, 1893 Envoy to Germany made an ambassador......Sept. 8, 1893 World's parliament of religions begins its sessions in Chicago, Ill.......Sept. 11, 1893 Twenty masked robbers hold up a train on the Lake Shore Railroad, near Kendallville, Ind., shoot the engineer, and, by dynamite, secure nearly $20,000 from the express car......Sept. 12, 1893 Five thousand ounces of gold, worth $134,000, missed from the United States mint at Philadelphia, in a vault not opened since 1887. The money was stolen by weigh-clerk H. S. Cochran, who restores $107,000......Sept. 14, 1893 Cherokee outlet, Oklahoma, opened to settlement under proclamation of the President, Aug. 19, 1893; 100,000 persons make a rush for the 6,000,000 acres of l
Camden, S. C. (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america
Nominated Jackson for President, and Martin Van Buren, of New York, for Vice-President, he having been rejected as minister to England in the Senate by the vote of Vice-President Calhoun. In this convention it was resolved that twothirds of the whole number of votes in the convention shall be necessary to constitute a choice. This was the origin of the famous two-thirds rule.] Black Hawk War......May–August, 1832 Gen. Thomas Sumter, distinguished Revolutionary soldier, dies near Camden, S. C., aged ninety-eight......June 1, 1832 Bill rechartering the National Bank passes the Senate, 28 to 20......June 11, 1832 And the House, 107 to 85......July 3, 1832 Commissioner of Indian affairs first appointed......July 9, 1832 President vetoes the bank bill......July 10, 1832 Senate fails to pass the bank charter over the President's veto......July 13, 1832 Source of the Mississippi discovered by an exploring party under Henry R. Schoolcraft......July 13, 1832 Parti
Hook, and kills the helmsman......April 25, 1806 Great Britain issues an Order in council declaring the whole coast of Europe, from the Elbe to Brest, in France, under blockade......May 16, 1806 Napoleon issues the Berlin Decree......Nov. 21, 1s on the Forty-Fifth Congress to meet Oct. 15......May 5, 1877 Ex-President Grant leaves Philadelphia for an extended European tour......May 17, 1877 John L. Motley, historian, born 1814, dies at Dorsetshire, England......May 29, 1877 Ten y Department in search of the Jeannette......June 15, 1881 Secretary Blaine writes to American ministers at principal European courts that any movement to jointly guarantee the neutrality of the interoceanic canal at Panama would be regarded by thewfoundland, in the Proteus to establish one of thirteen circumpolar stations for scientific purposes in accordance with European plans......July 7, 1881 Warner Miller, of New York, elected to Senate to succeed Platt......July 16, 1881 Elbridge
Lawrence, Kansas (Kansas, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america
f Kansas, and calls the attempt to establish a free-State government an act of rebellion......Jan. 24, 1856 President Pierce by proclamation warns all persons against unlawful combinations against the constituted authorities of Kansas......Feb. 11, 1856 American National Convention at Philadelphia, Pa., on the first formal ballot nominates Millard Fillmore, of New York, for President, and Andrew J. Donelson, of Tennessee, for Vice-President......Feb. 22, 1856 Capture and sack of Lawrence, Kan., by the pro-slavery party......May 21, 1856 Charles Sumner, of Massachusetts, beaten down in the Senate chamber by Preston S. Brooks, of South Carolina, because of his speech, The crime against Kansas ......May 22, 1856 House committee recommends the expulsion of Brooks and censure of Keitt, but the resolution fails, 121 to 95 (twothirds required); Brooks and Keitt resign......June 2, 1856 Democratic National Convention meets at Cincinnati, I.......June 3, 1856 [James Buchan
Hartford (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america
session convenes......Sept. 19, 1814 A resort of pirates and smugglers at Barataria Bay broken up, without resistance, by Commodore Patterson......Oct. 16, 1814 The Star-Spangled banner first sung at the Holliday Street Theatre, Baltimore......October, 1814 General Jackson occupies Pensacola......Nov. 6, 1814 Elbridge Gerry, of Massachusetts, fifth Vice-President of the United States, dies at Washington, D. C., aged seventy......Nov. 23, 1814 Hartford Convention meets at Hartford, Conn.......Dec. 15, 1814 Martial law proclaimed in New Orleans by General Jackson......Dec. 15, 1814 Treaty of peace signed by the commissioners at Ghent......Dec. 24, 1814 Congress levies a direct tax of $6,000,000 (number of States, eighteen)......Jan. 9, 1815 [The largest assessment, that of New York State, was $864,283.24; the smallest, of Delaware, $64,092.50.] Congress imposes duties on household furniture and on gold and silver watches......Jan. 18, 1815 United States
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