1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley. It was not a road in any modern sense, only parallel ruts leading across endless prairie, sagebrush...Read MORE...
1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).
1870 Gray, Cumberland, Maine Name: John D Sawyer Birth Year (Estimated): 1839 Gender: Male Age (Original): 31y Race: White Birthplace: Maine Event Place: Maine, United States Household Gender Age Birthplace John D Sawyer M 31y Maine Clara A Sawyer F 24y Maine Mary H Sawyer F 3y Maine Horace A Sawyer M 7m ...Read MORE...
1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown
1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870
1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire
1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park. March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park.
rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872
1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875 United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury se...Read MORE...
1876 - Pennell Institute was built in Gray
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1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn: 300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876
...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters a...Read MORE...
1880 Gray, Cumberland, Maine
Name: John D. Sawyer Event Type: Census Event Date: 1880 Event Place: Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States Gender: Male Age: 42 Marital Status: Married Occupation: Farmer Race (Original): W Ethnicity: American Relationship to Head of Household: Self Birthplace: Maine, Unit...Read MORE...
Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time will be put into effect by the leading railroad companies; and, instead of fifty different standards, t...Read MORE...
1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)
1884 - The roller coaster (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)
1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.
1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.
1894 - Pullman strike The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the fede...Read MORE...
1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike
1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
1900 Gray, Cumberland, Maine Name: John D Sawyer Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Date: 1900 Event Place: ED 45 Gray town, Cumberland, Maine, United States Birth Date: May 1839 Birthplace: Maine Relationship to Head of Household: Head Father's Birthplace: Maine Mother's Birthplace: Maine Race: Whi...Read MORE...
1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
1903 - October - First World Series The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National Lea...Read MORE...
1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. www.americaslibrary.gov - March 4, 1909
1910 Gray, Cumberland, Maine Name: John T Sawyer Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1910 Event Place: Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States District: 54 Gender: Male Age: 70 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): White Relationship to Head of Household: Head Relationship to H...Read MORE...
1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees. The Weather Channel -
1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.
1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.
www.americaslibrary.gov - May 30, 1916
Death 19 December 1917 Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Name: John D Sawyer Event Type: Death Event Date: 19 Dec 1917 Event Place: Gray, Maine, United States Birth Date: 01 Jun 1838 Birthplace: Gray, Maine GS Film number: 001001834 Digital Folder Number: 005246544 Image Number: 01883
"Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXQZ-J5N : accessed 24 Oct 2013), John D Sawyer, 1917.
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