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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
6, 1880 President Hayes's fourth annual message presented......Dec. 6, 1880 Electoral vote of Georgia, 11 for Hancock and English, cast......Dec. 8, 1880 R. W. Thompson, Secretary of Navy, resigns......Dec. 15, 1880 Nearly one mile of Broadway, New York, is lighted by electricity, Brush system......Dec. 20, 1880 International sanitary conference called by resolution of Congress, May 14, 1880, meets at Washington, D. C.......Jan. 5, 1881 Cleopatra's needle set up in Central Park, New York......Jan. 22, 1881 Electoral votes counted in Congress......Feb. 9, 1881 President Hayes calls the Senate in extra session for March 4, 1881......Feb. 28, 1881 President vetoes the funding act of 1881 ......March 3, 1881 Forty-sixth Congress adjourns......March 3, 1881 Special session of Senate convenes, Chester A. Arthur presiding......March 4, 1881 James A. Garfield inaugurated President......March 4, 1881 twenty-fourth administration—Republican, March 4, 1881,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New Mexico, (search)
both precincts......December, 1890 Second Friday in March designated as Arbor Day, a territorial board of education created, and a high license bill passed by the legislature, at session......Dec. 29, 1890–Feb. 26, 1891 United States land court act passed Congress, which secured that settlement of land titles guaranteed by the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo forty-three years previous......March 3, 1891 J. L. Workman and O. A. Peterson, of the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park, New York, in a search for fossils in San Juan Valley, N. M., find over 500 valuable specimens, among them a complete skull, the only one ever found, of the primitive elephant; other specimens found fill a gap in the geological calendar that is not represented elsewhere in the world......May 1, 1891 Ex-Gov. Samuel B. Axtell dies at Morristown, N. J., aged seventy-two......Aug. 6, 1891 Forest preserve in New Mexico set apart by proclamation of President Harrison......Jan. 11, 1892 Te
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), New York, (search)
at Albany opened......Feb. 12, 1879 State board of health authorized by law......May 18, 1880 Commission for the protection of game and fish established by law......June 26, 1880 New York and Connecticut joint boundary commission award to New York a small strip 4.68 square miles in area, called the oblong tract ......1880 Population of the State, 5,082,871......1880 New York agricultural experiment station instituted by law......June 26, 1880 Egyptian obelisk erected in Central Park......Jan. 22, 1881 [Brought from Alexandria, Egypt, to New York by the steamer Dessoug, commander Henry H. Gorringe, U. S. N., which sailed from Alexandria, June 12, reaching New York, July 20, 1880. Total height, 90 feet; height of shaft, 69 feet; weight of shaft in pounds, 443,000. Total expense of removal and erection, $103,732, paid by William H. Vanderbilt. This obelisk is supposed to have been made 1591-1565 B. C. at Heliopolis; removed to Alexandria 22 B. C.] Alfred B. S
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vanderbilt, William Henry 1821-1885 (search)
Vanderbilt, William Henry 1821-1885 Capitalist; born in New Brunswick, N. J., May 8, 1821; son of Cornelius Vanderbilt; educated at Columbia Grammar School; settled in New Dorp, Staten Island, and became the manager of the Staten Island Railroad. When his father engaged in railroad financiering at the age of seventy (1864) William took charge as vicepresident of the Harlem and Hudson River companies, and later of the New York Central. He received about $90,000,000 under the will of his father in 1877. His gifts to various objects include $200,000 to the endowment of Vanderbilt University and $100,000 for a theological department there; $500,000 for new buildings for the College of Physicians and Surgeons; $100,000 to the trainmen and laborers of the New York Central Railroad: $50,000 to the Church of St. Bartholomew; and $103,000 to bring from Egypt and erect in Central Park the obelisk which Khedive Ismail gave to the United States. He died in New York City, Dec. 8, 1885.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Vaux, Calvert 1824-1895 (search)
Vaux, Calvert 1824-1895 Landscape architect; born in London, England, Dec. 20, 1824; came to the United States in 1848 with Andrew J. Downing, of whom he became a partner. They were associated in laying out the grounds that surrounded the Capitol and Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C. Later he was associated with Frederick Law Olmsted, and they presented the designs for laying out Central Park, New York City, and Prospect Park, Brooklyn, N. Y., that were accepted. He designed many parks in Chicago and Buffalo, the State reservation at Niagara Falls, the plans for Riverside and Morningside parks, New York City, and parks in other cities. Mr. Vaux was landscape architect of the Department of Public Parks of New York City, member of the Consolidated Commission of Greater New York, and landscape architect of the State reservation at Niagara. He died in Bensonhurst, L. I., Nov. 19, 1895.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Viele, Egbert Ludovickus 1825- (search)
Viele, Egbert Ludovickus 1825- Military engineer; born in Waterford, N. Y., June 17, 1825; graduated at West Point in 1847; served through a portion of the war against Mexico. He resigned in 1853, and was appointed State engineer of New Jersey. In 1857 he was engineer-in-chief of the Central Park (N. Y.) commission, and, in 1860, of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. In August, 1861, he was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers, and accompanied the expedition to Port Royal. In the siege of Fort Pulaski he was in command of the investing forces; and he led the advance in the capture of Norfolk, of which place he was made military governor in August, and remained so until his resignation in October, 1863. Since then he has been a civil engineer in New York City. He became a park commissioner in New York City in 1883, and a Democratic member of Congress in 1884. He is author of a Hand-book for active service; Reports on the Central Park; Topographical survey of New Jersey; A t
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830- (search)
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830- Sculptor; born in Urbana, O., June 29. 1830; studied under and assisted Henry K. Browne, in 1850-57; resided in Washington, D. C., in 1850-61, where he made portrait busts of many of the public men, and in New York City since 1861. Among his statues are The Indian Hunters; 7th Regiment citizen soldiers; and The Pilgrims, all in Central Park, New York City; The Freedman, in Washington, D. C.; Henry Ward Beecher; Commodore Perry; and the crowning group of Victory on the naval arch in New York City, erected for the Dewey reception.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waring, George Edwin 1833- (search)
Waring, George Edwin 1833- Sanitary engineer; born in Poundridge, N. Y., July 4, 1833; educated in public and private schools and took a course in agriculture and agricultural chemistry under Professor Mapes in 1853. He was George Edwin Waring. agricultural engineer of Central Park, New York City, in 1857; planned the present system of drainage there, and was drainage engineer of the park till the Civil War broke out, when he entered the Union army as major of the 39th New York Volunteers, and later served as colonel of the 4th Missouri Cavalry, till its close. After the epidemic of yellow fever in Memphis in 1878, he changed the sewerage system of the city on an original plan, which was adopted in many cities of the United States. He was a member of the national board of health for many years; was appointed assistant engineer of New Orleans in 1894; and was commissioner of street cleaning in New York City in 1895-98. In 1898 he was sent to Cuba by the government at the he
to some extent in England and in British India, but have not met with much favor in continental Europe or America. A few are in use in Brazil, and in the United States several kinds are manufactured to order; but the demand for them is, at present, not great. See Taction-engine. Road-met′al. (Engineering.) Broken stone for making or mending macadam roads. Road-roll′er. A heavy cylinder used for compacting the surfaces of roads. One of the road-rollers used in the Central Park, New York, weighs 6 1/2 tons, and is adapted to receive additional loading to bring it to 9 or 12 tons. It is composed of two hollow cylinders of cast-iron, set abreast on a strong wrought-iron axle, making together a length of 5 feet, with a diameter of 7 feet; the cylinders are set in a timber framework, so arranged as to admit of being suitably balanced on the journals, and the whole is drawn by eight horses. Apertures are made in the ends of the cylinders, through which the interior ca<
Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches, Dr. W. T. G. Morton (search)
ce made on me was indelible. He was walking in the path before his house with his eldest daughter, and he seemed like the victim of an old Greek tragedy — a noble CEdipus who had solved the Sphynx's riddle, attended by his faithful Antigone. In July, 1868, a torrid wave swept over the Northern States which carried off many frail and delicate persons in the large cities, and Doctor Morton was one of those who suffered from it. He happened to be in New York City at the time, and went to Central Park to escape the feeling of suffocation which oppressed him, but never returned alive. He now lies in Mount Auburn Cemetery, with a modest monument over his grave erected by his Boston friends, with this epitaph composed by Dr. Jacob Bigelow: William T. G. Morton Inventor and revealer of anaesthetic inhalation by whom, pain in surgery was arrested and annulled before whom, in all time, surgery was agony since whom, science has control of pain Doctor Morton was a self-made man, b
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