America - Did you know?1850 - The continuing debate whether territory gained in the Mexican War should be open to slavery is decided in the Compromise of 1850: California is admitted as a free state, Utah and New Mexico territories are left to be decided by popular sovereignty, and the slave trade in Washington, DC, is prohibited. It also establishes a much stricter fugitive slave law, than the original, passed in 1793.
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,...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).
1869 Birth of Child Rose Harriet Cournoyer was born 6 June 1869, , South Dakota, USA
1870 - Charles Mix, Dakota Territory Name: Louise Cournoyer Age in 1870: 31 Birth Year: abt 1839 Birthplace: Dakota Home in 1870: Subdivision 1, Charles Mix, Dakota Territory Race: Indian Gender: Female Post Office: Antelope Value of Real Estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Bruno Cournoyer 45 Louise...Read MORE...
1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown
1870 Birth of Child Paul Cournoyer was born 1 January 1870, Wheeler, South Daktota, USA
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
1874 - Gold was discovered in Black Hills; gold rush began
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
1880 - Charles Mix, Dakota Territory Name: Louisa Cournoyr [Louisa Cournoyer] Age: 41 Birth Year: abt 1839 Birthplace: Dakota Territory Home in 1880: Charles Mix, Dakota Territory Race: Indian (Native American) Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Bruno Cournoyr Father's...Read MORE...
1880 Birth of Child Christopher Cournoyer was born 27 May 1880, Wheeler, Charles Mix, South Dakota, USA
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.
1889 - Prairie fires had on the 4th completely wiped out three towns in South Dakota, and hundreds of farm-houses had been destroyed, also barns, with all their contents, and many persons were homeless and entirely destitute. The losses were placed at $2,000,000. Several lives were lost. St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - April 13, 1889
1890 - Yosemite National Park created
1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended
www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890
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...
1900 - Howard, Charles Mix, South Dakota Name: Mary L Cournoyer Age: 61 Birth Date: abt 1839 Birthplace: South Dakota Home in 1900: Howard, Charles Mix, South Dakota Race: Indian (Native American) Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: Br?? Cournoyer Household Members: Name Age Bruno Cournoyer 78 Mary L ...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
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.
Name: Mary L Cournoyer [Mary Louise Picotte] Certificate Number: 78632 Death Day: 3 Death Month: Feb Death Year: 1922 County: Douglas Page Number: 184
Ancestry.com. South Dakota Death Index, 1905-1955 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Armour Douglas County South Dakota, USA
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