What Happened in the 1800s (2022)

Events From the 1870 to 1879

More Detailed 1870 to 1879 Events

1870
The Franco-Prussian War
John D. Rockefeller
Can Opener
U.S. Department of Justice
Congress Adopts the Fifteenth Amendment
1871
British Colombia becomes part of Canada
The Albert Hall
1871 Indian Appropriation Act
Great Chicago Fire
Third Force Act also known as the "Ku Klux Act" Passed
1872
Yellowstone National Park
Montgomery Ward Begins First Mail Order Catalog
Mary Celeste Mystery
1873
Japanese Calendars
Blue Jeans

1874
First Impressionist Exhibition
First Commercial Barbed Wire
Republican Elephant
1875
Palo Duro
First Kentucky Derby
1876
First Practical Telephone
Internal Combustion Engine
The Little Bighorn/Custer's Last Stand
1877
Queen Victoria Empress of India
Sitting Bull
The Phonograph
The "Molly Maguires"
1878
Ready Made Mixed Paints
Second Afghan War
1879
Zulus Attack
First Cash Register
Incandescent light bulb
1st Woolworth 5 Cents Store Opened

Events From the 1880 to 1889

More Detailed 1880 to 1889 Events

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1880
Tahiti
1881
Sitting Bull
Early Prohibition
Billy the Kid
American Red Cross
Greenwich Mean Time
1882
Electric Clothes Iron
First Electric Fan
The 1812 Overture
First investor-owned electric utility
Gunfight at the OK Corral
Chinese Exclusion Act
1883
The Orient-Express
Brooklyn Bridge
1884
The Oxford English Dictionary
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

1885
The Statue of Liberty
Beginnings Of The Modern Bicycle
Washington Monument
Modern Photograph Film
1886
Automobile Beginnings
Linotype Machine
Coca Cola
First Dishwasher
Haymarket Square Riot In Chicago
1887
Earmuffs are patented
First American Golf Club
1888
The National Geographic Society
Kodak Box Camera
Inflatable Tires
1889
The Eiffel Tower
Oklahoma Land Rush
Wall Street Journal
Johnstown Flood

Events From the 1890 to 1899

More Detailed 1890 to 1899 Events

1890
Bismarck resigns
Black Voter Rights Mississippi
Sherman Antitrust Act
The McKinley Tariff
1891
James Hogg
Birth Of Basketball
Carnegie Hall
1892
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
US Cotton Crop Devastated
Ellis Island Opens
1893
Queen Liliuokalani Hawaii
Moving Pictures
Lizzie Borden
1894
Coca-Cola First Sold In Bottles
The Jungle Book
The Pullman Strike

1895
Second Jungle Book
First Race Of Gas Powered Cars
First Slot Machines
The Radio or "Telegraphy without Wires"
Oscar Wilde
1896
Utah becomes the 45th U.S. State
Yukon Gold Rush
First Modern Olympic Games
Dow Jones Industrial Average first published
1897
First US Gasoline Powered Car Maker
Grant's Tomb
Dracula Published
Boston Marathon
1898
USS Maine Explodes
New York's Five counties
US / Spanish War Declared
US / Spanish War Battle Of Manila Bay
US / Spanish War Puerto Rico
US / Spanish War Ends
First Escalator Installed
1899
Aspirin
Philippine-American War
The Great Blizzard
Second Boer War

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Events From the 1900 to 1910

More Detailed 1900 to 1910 Events

1900
Work on the New York subway begins on the first section from City Hall to the Bronx
The Boxer Rebellion
25% of all cars that were sold in 1900 were electric
The Summer Olympic Games of the II Olympiad are held in Paris
1901
Marconi Sends First Wireless Transmission
Connecticut passes new laws limiting the speeds of Automobiles to 10 MPH
President William McKinley is assassinated
Queen Victoria Dies
The first Nobel Prizes are awarded in
Stockholm, Sweden
Commonwealth Of Australia Created
American Safety Razor Company ( Gillette ) begin mass producing Safety Razors
worlds first Vacuum Cleaner
1902
Triple AAA Started
1903
Work On The Queensboro Bridge Begins
The First Use of Guantánamo Bay
First Baseball World Series
Prussia become the first country to issue driving licenses
First UK Number Plate issued
Henry Ford forms the Ford Motor Company to manufacture Automobiles.
Iroquois Theater Fire in Chicago
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful man-powered airplane flight near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
First Crayola Crayons

1904
The General Slocum burst into flames on New York's East River with the loss of over 1000 lives
Summer Olympic Games of the III Olympiad are held in St. Louis, Missouri
Long Acre Square in Manhattan, New York, was renamed Times Square
1905
The world's first nickelodeon opened ( 5 cents or a nickel to watch a movie )
The Trans-Siberian Railway
Illiteracy in the U.S. was 106.6 per 1,000 persons
1906
Morse Code SOS Adopted
Earthquake San Francisco
Mount Vesuvius Erupted
1907
Romanian Peasants Revolt
The Zulu Tribe rises in South Africa to abolish British rule
1908
Messina Earthquake
Henry Ford's Ford Motor Company introduces the Ford Model T costing $850.00
Baden Powell Starts the Boy Scouts
Ball is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight
1909
Naval Base Built at Pearl Harbor
First Fingerprint Evidence Used in Murder Case
NAACP was formed
First Automobile Hearse
Queensboro Bridge Opens
First Men to Reach The North Pole

Events From the 1910 to 1919

More Detailed 1910 to 1919 Events

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1910
Jack Johnson beats Tommy Burns
Immigration into the US hits an all time peak
Boy Scouts of America Created
King Edward VII Dies
Idaho Big Burn
1911
First Electric Self Start was installed in a Cadillac
The Discovery of Manchu Picchu
Manhattan Sweatshop Fire
First Indianapolis 500
1912
Sinking of the Titanic
Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
Last Emperor of China abdicates
Girl Scouts of America Founded
The Republic of China ( Taiwan ) created
1913
First Cross Word Puzzle
The 16th Amendment
The 17th Amendment
Webb Alien Land-Holding Bill in California
Ford Introduces Assembly Line
First Stainless Steel
1914
Federal Trade Commission FTC Formed
British Parliament passes Irish Home Rule
Start Of World War I
First US Income Tax
Egypt under protection of the British Crown
Ford announced his $5-per-day program
The Panama Canal Opens
1915
World War I The Dardanelles
World War I Zeppelin raids
World War I Use Of Poison Gas
U.S. Coast Guard Service Established
Suffrage Movement March up Fifth Avenue
First Transcontinental Telephone Call
Lusitania Sunk By Torpedo
British warship Formidable sunk by German submarine

1916
Pancho Villa Attacks Columbus New Mexico
Rasputin Murdered
Thompson submachine gun
The Battle of Jutland
World War I Battle Of The Somme (1916 - 1918)
Easter uprising Ireland
1917
Beginning of the Russian Revolution
British Royal Family Name Change From Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to the Royal House of Windsor
Boys Town Founded
Puerto Rico Citizens given US Citizenship
America enters World War I Declares War On Germany and Sends Troops
World War I Jerusalem Captured
Mexican Constitution
New Immigration Act required a literacy test
Pulitzer Prizes Started
Earthquake Long Beach California
1918
Brest-Litovsk and the Armistice ends Russian Involvement in World War I
Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by the Bolsheviks
Royal Air Force is Founded
Influenza Epidemic begins at Fort Riley, Kansas killing 20 million people worldwide
First Use Of Aircraft By US In war
"The Red Baron" German Fighter Ace Killed
Germany signs armistice ending World War I
US Airmail Service begins
The American Legion First Meeting
1919
Treaty of Versailles
League of Nations
Rotary Dial Telephones Invented
Grand Canyon National Park Created
Daylight Saving Time Introduced in US
First Pop Up Toaster
Midwife Jailed for Advocating Birth Control
18th Amendment / Prohibition Introduced
19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Shaping of America

Louisiana Purchase

Following the end of the American Revolution, The United States purchased France's claim to the territory of Louisiana in 1803. This territory was larger than just the present-day state of Louisiana and included all of present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, plus part of what are now Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Louisiana. The total land mass was 828,800 square miles for a total cost of 15 million dollars. (At the time, this doubled the size of the United States, but today it is about 1/4 of the country's total size.)

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Texas Joins United States

Texas became an independent Republic in 1836 after the Texas Revolution from Mexico led by Sam Houston. It was admitted to the Union as the 28th state in 1845, and became the largest state in the Union at that time (Alaska is larger in area).

Alaska Is Purchased From Russia (1867)

The northwestern tip of the North American continent was purchased from Russia Empire by America in 1867. Its 586,412 square miles cost $7.2 million which meant the US was paying roughly two cents per acre of land.

California and New Mexico Become a Part Of The United States

Following the defeat of Mexico in the Mexican-American War (1846 to 1848), Mexico sold California and New Mexico to the United States in exchange for $15 million.

Statehood

Following the end of The American Revolution, 16 states were created prior to 1800. During the next 100 years, a further 29 would be created bringing the total to 45.

  1. Delaware (1787)
  2. Pennsylvania (1787)
  3. New Jersey (1787)
  4. Georgia (1788)
  5. Connecticut (1788)
  6. Massachusetts (1788)
  7. Maryland (1788)
  8. South Carolina (1788)
  9. New Hampshire (1788)
  10. Virginia (1788)
  11. New York (1788)
  12. North Carolina (1789)
  13. Rhode Island (1790)
  14. Vermont (1791)
  15. Kentucky (1792)
  16. Tennessee (1796)
  17. Ohio (1803)
  18. Louisiana (1812)
  19. Indiana (1816)
  20. Mississippi (1817)
  21. Illinois (1818)
  22. Alabama (1819)
  23. Maine (1820)
  24. Missouri (1821)
  25. Arkansas (1836)
  26. Michigan (1837)
  27. Florida (1845)
  28. Texas (1845)
  29. Iowa (1846)
  30. Wisconsin (1848)
  31. California (1850)
  32. Minnesota (1858)
  33. Oregon (1859)
  34. Kansas (1861)
  35. West Virginia (1863)
  36. Nevada (1864)
  37. Nebraska (1867)
  38. Colorado (1876)
  39. North Dakota (1889)
  40. South Dakota (1889)
  41. Montana (1889)
  42. Washington (1889)
  43. Idaho (1890)
  44. Wyoming (1890)
  45. Utah (1896)

Settling the American Old West

Just over 200 years ago, shortly after the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-1806) set out to discover the resources now available on the West Coast of the American continent. Following the end of the Civil war and forcing Native Americans to relocate to Reservations, tens of thousands of settlers set out to seek fame and fortune in the west traveling for weeks and months through hostile environments to settle vast areas of the country.


Indian Wars

The Indian wars date back to the time of the first settlers, but after the end of The American Revolution and the British ceding a vast amount of Native American territory to the United States, the wars became more focussed. Many Native American Tribes had sided with the British so retribution combined with a need for more land for settlers, discovery of Gold and a general need for expansion meant the tribes were doomed. In the beginning, the national government initially sought to achieve this by purchasing Native American land in treaties, but as some Native American Leaders began to organize and fight against the loss of their heritage the use of force increased. In 1830, Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which basically took the lands that the United States wanted to expand into away from the Native American Indians. This forced them to relocate to other areas that the US did not consider as desirable. Some of the worst fighting during the century occurred in the most desirable areas for farming, ranching and Gold and included Florida, California, Texas, Colorado, Oregon and Utah. The tribes who did survive ended up in the 310 Indian reservations often in arid areas unsuitable for agriculture in the United States (There were originally over 500 Native American Tribes).

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American Civil War

Depending on where you are from, your view of the causes of the Civil War might be different, so I will try to concentrate on the facts.
Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy". Following the creation of the Confederacy both sides began to form large armies and atrocities and wrongs were committed on both sides including the murder of civilians. Some of the few facts that should be noted are that about 10 percent of all Northern males 20-45 years of age died, and 30 percent of all Southern white males aged 18-40 died. The war remains the deadliest war in American history, resulting in the deaths of 620,000 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians (For comparison, World War II had approximately 406,000 U.S. deaths, World War I had approximately 116,500 U.S. deaths, and World War I had approximately 1,357,800 French deaths). Following a number of heavy defeats and the Union's decision to use total war (utter defeat of Confederate forces and their economic base including destroying homes, farms, and railroads) the Confederacy surrendered in 1865.


FAQs

How was 1800s life? ›

Many lived a hand-to-mouth existence, working long hours in often harsh conditions. There was no electricity, running water or central heating. With no electric lighting (or gas) the rhythm of life revolved around the hours of daylight, and therefore would have varied with the seasons.

What was the 1800s era called? ›

The Victorian Era was a time of vast political reform and social change, the Industrial Revolution, authors Charles Dickens and Charles Darwin, a railway and shipping boom, profound scientific discovery and the first telephone and telegraph.

What happened in America in the late 1800s? ›

By the late nineteenth century, the United States had become a leading global industrial power, building on new technologies (such as the telegraph and steel), an expanding railroad network, and abundant natural resources such as coal, timber, oil, and farmland, to usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.

What major events happened in the 1800s in Europe? ›

1800s, Age of Revolutions
  • Britain emerges as dominant nation.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte's Consulate and Directory.
  • French Bourbon Restoration.
  • Rise of Nationalism.
  • French Revolution of 1830, as a result of the July Ordinances and ending with the July Monarchy of Louis Philippe.

What was England called in the 1800s? ›

On 1 January 1801, the first day of the 19th century, the Great Britain and Ireland joined to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The legislative union of Great Britain and Ireland was brought about by the Act of Union 1800, creating the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland".

What was happening in 1859? ›

August 27 – Edwin Drake drills the first oil well in the United States, near Titusville, Pennsylvania, starting the Pennsylvanian oil rush. September – Joshua Abraham Norton proclaims himself "Emperor of the United States" in San Francisco.

What did kids do in the 1800s? ›

Life in the 1800s

Before the Victorian era, children as young as 6 or 8 years old might work in a mill or factory, they might run errands and make deliveries for a store keeper, they may be apprenticed to a skilled craftsman or woman, or they could be hired out as a servant.

What was it like being a kid in the 1800s? ›

Children of the time were either forced to abandon education for their family contributions, or had to balance school with a full day's work ("Education"). Even when they were not in school or doing manual labor, their day-to-day lives were uncomfortable and harsh (Kids).

What did people do for fun in the 1800s? ›

There were fêtes, carnivals, art exhibitions and lessons in singing, dancing and cooking to attend. Talks were given by visiting notables, scientists, preachers, and people who had been adventuring in different countries.

What are the 3 eras of history? ›

Periodized human history is commonly divided into three main eras – Ancient, Post-classical, and Modern.

What ended the Gilded Age? ›

When America entered World War I in 1917, the Progressive Era and any remnants of the Gilded Age effectively ended as the country's focus shifted to the realities of war. Most robber barons and their families, however, remained wealthy for generations.

What time period was 1843? ›

1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar, the 1843rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 843rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 43rd year of the 19th century, and the 4th year of the 1840s ...

What war was in 1800's? ›

The United States fought four wars in the 1800s: the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. The United States fought Mexico in the Mexican-American War from 1846 to 1848.

What major events happened in 1880? ›

November 2, 1880: James Garfield defeats Winfield Hancock in the U.S. Presidential election. November 11, 1880: Notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly is hanged in Melbourne, Australia. December 1880: Inventor Thomas A.

What was it like to be a woman in the 1800s? ›

During the early 1800's, women were generally trapped in their homes and would only perform domestic chaos and duties. Nature and the society had given them roles as the home keepers, ethical keepers for the home and the entire society, as well as house wives for their families(Wayne, 2007, p. 99)..

What was invented in the 1800? ›

29 Items listed
WhenInventionPlace
1800Domestic Gas LightingEngland
1800Electric BatteryItaly
1804Punch CardFrance
1804Steam LocomotiveEngland
25 more rows

What major events happened in 1818? ›

Historic Event
  • May 4 Netherlands & Britain sign treaty against illegal slave handling.
  • May 24 General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola, Florida.
  • May 28 Walk-in-the-Water, 1st steam vessel to sail Lake Erie launched.
  • Jun 3 Maratha Wars between British and Maratha Confederacy in India ends.

What was happening in 1850? ›

The September 18, 1850, Fugitive Slave Act provides for the return of slaves brought to free states. Millard Fillmore is sworn into office as the 13th President of the United States, following Zachary Taylor's death on July 9, 1850. "America" wins the first America's Cup yacht race on August 22, 1851.

Who named England? ›

The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Paleolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries.

When were the British Dark Ages? ›

410–1066) The six and a half centuries between the end of Roman rule and the Norman Conquest are among the most important in English history. This long period is also one of the most challenging to understand – which is why it has traditionally been labelled the 'Dark Ages'.

When did the British Empire fall? ›

The two events that are usually used by historians to signify the end of the British Empire are the Independence of India in 1947 or the end of British rule in Hong Kong in 1997.

What major event happened in 1849? ›

On January 24, 1848, James Marshall discovers gold near Sutter's Fort, California. The discovery of gold is the beginning of the California Gold Rush of 1849.

What was life like 1850? ›

What Was Life Like in the 1850s? In the 1850s, most people lived on farms and lived much like their ancestors. They followed the seasonal rhythms, grew their own food, sewed their own clothing, built traditional homes, and followed the customs and traditions they were familiar with.

What did teens do for fun in 1800s? ›

Go to circuses and ride animals or join their families on vacation with the train. They would also go play the new common sport, football. Many boys would also go to the park or horse riding. When they wouldn't be playing football, they would be playing a board game or a toy they own at home.

Where can I live like the 1800s? ›

These are also the cities with heavily European or Native American influences that allow you to experience what feels like a different time and place.
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How was life in the 1800s different from today? ›

​ (1800 - 1900) was much different to life today. There was no electricity, instead gas lamps or candles were used for light. There were no cars. People either walked, travelled by boat or train or used coach horses to move from place to place.

What were parents like in the 1800s? ›

They could stay at home and work alongside their mother learning to be a housewife or they could work for neighbors and give most or all of their earnings to their father. The parents also controlled (as best they could) who their daughter associated with and especially any young man who entered the picture.

What age did kids start working in the 1800? ›

Through the first half of the 1800s, child labor was an essential part of the agricultural and handicraft economy of the United States. Children worked on family farms and as indentured servants for others. To learn a trade, boys often began their apprenticeships between the ages of ten and fourteen.

How many children did people have in 1800? ›

According to most census estimates, an American woman had on average seven to eight children in 1800. By 1900 the number dropped to about 3.5. That has fallen to slightly more than two today. Birth rates fell first in New England, and then among pioneers as they headed west.

What was a typical meal in the 1800's? ›

The main meal in the 1800s, however, was not the large evening meal that is familiar to us today. Rather, it was a meal called dinner, enjoyed in the early afternoon. Supper was a smaller meal eaten in the evening. A big difference between the way people eat today compared with long ago is the work and time needed.

What were popular foods in the 1800s? ›

Corn and beans were common, along with pork. In the north, cows provided milk, butter, and beef, while in the south, where cattle were less common, venison and other game provided meat. Preserving food in 1815, before the era of refrigeration, required smoking, drying, or salting meat.

What was taught in schools in the 1800s? ›

They learned reading, writing, math, geography, and history. Teachers would call a group of students to the front of the classroom for their lesson, while other grades worked at their seats. Sometimes older kids helped teach the younger pupils.

What major events happened in the 1800s in Europe? ›

1800s, Age of Revolutions
  • Britain emerges as dominant nation.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte's Consulate and Directory.
  • French Bourbon Restoration.
  • Rise of Nationalism.
  • French Revolution of 1830, as a result of the July Ordinances and ending with the July Monarchy of Louis Philippe.

What was happening in 1880? ›

The first commercial production and sales of phonographs and phonograph recordings occurred. Steel frame construction of "sky-scrapers" happened for the first time. February 16, 1880: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers was founded in New York City. Construction began on the Panama Canal by the French.

What wars happened in the 1800s? ›

The United States fought four wars in the 1800s: the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and the Spanish-American War. The United States fought Mexico in the Mexican-American War from 1846 to 1848. The United States wanted to expand west.

What was happening in 1850? ›

The September 18, 1850, Fugitive Slave Act provides for the return of slaves brought to free states. Millard Fillmore is sworn into office as the 13th President of the United States, following Zachary Taylor's death on July 9, 1850. "America" wins the first America's Cup yacht race on August 22, 1851.

What was invented in the 1800? ›

29 Items listed
WhenInventionPlace
1800Domestic Gas LightingEngland
1800Electric BatteryItaly
1804Punch CardFrance
1804Steam LocomotiveEngland
25 more rows

What major events happened in 1818? ›

Historic Event
  • May 4 Netherlands & Britain sign treaty against illegal slave handling.
  • May 24 General Andrew Jackson captures Pensacola, Florida.
  • May 28 Walk-in-the-Water, 1st steam vessel to sail Lake Erie launched.
  • Jun 3 Maratha Wars between British and Maratha Confederacy in India ends.

What was happening in 1801? ›

February 17 – An electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is resolved, when Jefferson is elected President of the United States and Burr Vice President by the United States House of Representatives. February 27 – Washington, D.C. is placed under the jurisdiction of the United States Congress.

What major events happened in 1881? ›

February 14 – Pine City, Minnesota is incorporated. February 19 – Kansas becomes the first U.S. state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages. February 22 – Cleopatra's Needle is erected in Central Park, New York City. March – Barnum & Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth" opens in Madison Square Garden.

What major events happened in 1888? ›

March 11, 1888: The Great Blizzard of 1888 strikes the East Coast of the United States. August 31, 1888: Jack the Ripper's first victim is discovered in London. November 6, 1888: President Grover Cleveland loses his bid for reelection to Benjamin Harrison.

What was happening in 1882? ›

July–September. August 3 – The U.S. Congress passes the 1882 Immigration Act. August 5 – Standard Oil of New Jersey is established. September 4 – Thomas Edison starts the U.S.'s first commercial electrical power plant, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan.

Who Won the War of 1812? ›

Britain effectively won the War of 1812 by successfully defending its North American colonies. But for the British, the war with America had been a mere sideshow compared to its life-or-death struggle with Napoleon in Europe.

What major events happened in 1883? ›

February 23 – Alabama becomes the first U.S. state to enact an antitrust law. February 28 – The first vaudeville theater is opened, in Boston, Massachusetts. Congress authorizes first steel vessels in the United States Navy. Susan Hayhurst becomes first woman to get a pharmacy degree in the United States.

What years are the 1800s? ›

The 1800s (pronounced "eighteen-hundreds") was a decade of the Gregorian calendar that began on January 1, 1800, and ended on December 31, 1809.

What major event happened in 1859? ›

August 27 – Edwin Drake drills the first oil well in the United States, near Titusville, Pennsylvania, starting the Pennsylvanian oil rush. September – Joshua Abraham Norton proclaims himself "Emperor of the United States" in San Francisco.

When did slavery end in the US? ›

Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the 13th amendment abolished slavery in the United States and provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or ...

What major event happened in 1849? ›

On January 24, 1848, James Marshall discovers gold near Sutter's Fort, California. The discovery of gold is the beginning of the California Gold Rush of 1849.

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