John D Sawyer
John D Sawyer
1841 - William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) becomes 9th President of the United States - dies one month after assuming the office. John Tyler (1790-1862) becomes 10th President of the United States.
1842 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)
1843 - The Christmas card is invented (John Callcott Horsley, England)
1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, United States)
1845 - James K. Polk (1795-1849) becomes 11th President of the United States
1848 - Gold discovered in California
1849 - Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) becomes 12th President of the United States. He dies in office after 16 months.
1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)
1850 - Millard Filmore (1800-1874) becomes 13th President of the United States
1850 - Beginning of the French-Canadian emigration to the United States
1853 - Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) becomes 14th President of the United States
1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)
1854 - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
1857 - James Buchanan (1791-1868) becomes 15th President of the United States - the only bachelor to be President.
1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)
1860 - South Carolina becomes first southern state to secede from the Union.
1861 - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) becomes 16th President of the United States. Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
1863 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)
1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. April 14 - President Lincoln assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Fords Theater in Washington D.C. Andrew Johnson (1808-1875) becomes 17th President of the United States - Johnson was the first President to be impeached, although he was not convicted.
1867 - United States buys Alaska
1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)
1869 - Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) becomes 18th President of the United States
1871 - Treaty of Frankfurt ends Franco-Prussian War; German Empire recognized and France loses Alsace-Lorraine
1876 - The telephone is invented (Alexander Graham Bell, Scotland/United States)
1877 - The phonograph is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
1877 - Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) becomes 19th President of the United States
1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)
1884 - The roller coaster (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)
1885 - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) becomes 22nd President of the United States
1889 - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) becomes 23rd President of the United States
1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)
1891 - The motion picture camera is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, William K.L. Dickson, United States)
1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)
1893 - The zipper is invented (Whitcomb L. Judson, United States)
1893 - First car is built by Henry Ford (United States)
1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
1897 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States
1901 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States
1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
1904 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
1907 - The electric washing machine is invented (Alva J. Fisher, United States)
1908 - First Model-T car is produced by Henry Ford (United States)
1909 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States
1912 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic
1913 - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) becomes 28th President of the United States
1913 - The assembly line is invented (Henry Ford, United States)
1913 - The bra is invented (Mary Phelps Jacob, United States)
1914 - August 3, 1914 - World War I begins: Germany invades Belgium
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