January 14, 1863 - The greatest snowstorm of record for Cincinnati OH commenced, and a day later twenty inches of snow covered the ground. That total has remained far above the modern day record for Cincinnati of eleven inches of snow in one storm.
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).
1869 - Strange Assault A man in Washington recently went to the house of a woman very sick with consumption, and beat her in a shocking manner. She had made her will in his favor, and disappointment at finding her alive...Read MORE...
1869 - Cincinnati Redstockings become the first fully professional baseball team.
1869 - Explosion The late explosion at the Cincinnati gas works was caused by striking a match to light a tobacco pipe. The man who did it was the only victim of the disaster. St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - June 19, 1869
1870 Name: Willm H Taft Event Type: Census Event Year: 1870 Event Place: Ohio, United States Gender: Male Age: 12 Race: White Race (Original): W Birth Year (Estimated): 1857-1858 Birthplace: Ohio Page Number: 18 Household ID: 78 Line Number: 16 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and ...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
1871 - February 21 – 41st United States Congress passes "An Act To Provide A Government For The District Of Columbia", also known as the Act of 1871, declaring the government of the District of Columbia a municipal corporation not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States and the provisions of this act.
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...Read MORE...
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
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.
1888 - July 25 – Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City, Utah, purportedly the only person using touch typing at this time, wins a decisive victory over Louis Traub in a typing contest held in Cincinnati, Ohio. This date can be called the birthday of the touch typing method that is widely used now. www.wikipedia.org - July 25, 1888
1888 - January 13 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C..
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...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...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 Added: 1/9/2014 5:28:47 PM - Beckie Updated: 7/4/2014 4:25:04 PM - Beckie
Taft and the Return of the Bull Moose
Reading Through History (www.youtube.com) Added: 5/9/2015 1:26:00 PM - Beckie Updated: 5/9/2015 1:41:29 PM - Beckie
1909 - March 4 - Though fair weather was forecast, President Taft was inaugurated amidst a furious storm. About ten inches of wet snow disrupted travel and communications. The storm drew much criticism against the U.S. Weather Bureau.
1910 -The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on February 8, 1910, under the laws of the District of Columbia, by W. D. Boyce. On June 21, 1910, 34 national representatives of boys’ work agencies met to establish the Boy Scouts of America
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.
1922 - "The Knickerbocker Storm" January 27-28, 1922 The Knickerbocker Storm battered the upper South and middle Atlantic United States for two days, dumping a record-breaking 28 inches of snow on Washington, D.C. But by the...Read MORE...
Name: William Howard Taft Name Note: Titles and Terms: Event Type: Death Event Date: 08 Mar 1930 Event Place: District of Columbia, United States Address: 2215 Wyoming Ave., N.W. Gender: Male Age: Marital Status: Married Occupation: Ret. Chief Justice USSC Birth Date: 15 Sep 1857 Birth Year: 1857 Birth Year (Estimated): Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio Burial Date: 11 Mar 1930 Burial Place: Arlington Nat. Cemetery: Father's Name: Alfonso Taft Father's Titles and Terms: Father's Birthplace: West Townsend, Vt. Mother's Name: Louisa Maria Torrey Mother's Titles and Terms: Mother's Birthplace: Boston, Mass. Spouse's Name: Spouse's Titles and Terms: Spouse's Gender: Note: Section Number: Reference ID: 326465 GS Film Number: 2116108 Frame Number: Digital Folder Number: 004025109 Image Number: 1728
"District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F7TK-ZLH : accessed 28 June 2015), William Howard Taft, 08 Mar 1930; citing District of Columbia, United States, District Records Center, Washington D.C.; FHL microfilm 2,116,108.
Added: 7/8/2014 11:54:33 AM
Is William Howard Taft YOUR Ancestor? Tell us more.
If you'd like to be contacted by others who are related to William Howard Taft, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.
This FREE genealogy website is a collection of contributions from many generous "family" members who want to share their family with others. We are not necessarily related to or researching a person just because their name is on this site. While we do our best to be accurate, we sometimes make mistakes. Please use this information as a guide. Verify the information with your own research. If you find any errors, please email us and report them. Thanks!