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 US Civil War Soldiers America/USA  Lewis Henry  Douglass

  (b. 9 October 1840New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA   d. 19 September 1908Washington, DC, USA )  

Lewis Henry Douglass was born 9 October 1840 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA. Lewis Henry Douglass was the child of Frederick Augustus Washington (Bailey) Douglass and Anna Murray

He married  Helen Amelia Loguen .  Helen Amelia Loguen  was born 1 May 1843 in Steuben County New York, USA .  She died 21 June 1936 in Washington, DC, USA . 

Lewis Henry Douglass died 19 September 1908 in Washington, DC, USA.


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U.S. Presidents 1841 - April 4 - John Tyler (1790-1862) becomes 10th President of the United States.
Elected vice president on the Whig ticket in 1840, Tyler succeeded to the presidency on Harrison's death. His strict-constructionist views soon caused a split with the Henry Clay wing of the Whig...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1841 - March 4 - William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) becomes 9th President of the United States - dies one month after assuming the office.
Nominated for president in 1835 as a military hero whom the conservative politicians hoped to be able to control, he ran surprisingly well against Van Buren in 1836. Four years later, he defeated Van ...Read MORE...


USA 1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
Webster–Ashburton Treaty, (1842), treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain establishing the northeastern boundary of the U.S. and providing for Anglo–U.S. cooperation in the suppression of the...Read MORE...


Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)
"The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a civil servant (Government worker) who had helped set-up the new 'Public Record Office' (now called the ...Read MORE...


USA 1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would...Read MORE...


News 1845 - SPLENDID FIREWORKS AT THE PRESIDENT'S. AWFUL ACCIDENT.
Washington, July 4, 10 o'clock, P.M.
Mr. Harper: - I have just returned from the scene of a sudden and terrible accident, and have seated myself, full of intense excitement, to give you a hasty...Read MORE...


Invention 1845 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)
"John Gorrie was born in 1803 and spent most of his childhood in South Carolina. After receiving a degree in medicine, he moved to Apalachicola, Florida, a port city on the Gulf of Mexico. In...Read MORE...


Invention 1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, England)
"THE FIRST elastic bands, made from vulcanised rubber, were patented on March 17, 1845, by Stephen Perry of Messrs Perry & Co, rubber manufacturers of London. Production of rubber bands 'for papers,...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1845 - March 4 - James K. Polk (1795-1849) becomes 11th President of the United States
When James K. Polk accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency, he was not very well known. The Whig opposition party played on his obscurity, sniping, "Who is James K. Polk?" An...Read MORE...


World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

Flight From Famine
Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com)
Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - September 9, 1845

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim), resulted in the...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, who saw something shiny in Sutter Creek near Coloma, California. He had discovered gold...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848

Invention 1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)
THE SAFETY PIN.
Interesting Story of Its Inventor, Walter Hunt.

Buffalo Commercial.
John R. Chapin, now of Buffalo, gives some interesting reminiscences of Walter Hunt, who, in the opinion of...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1849 - March 4 - Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) becomes 12th President of the United States. He dies in office after 16 months.
During the revival of the slavery controversy, which was to result in the Compromise of 1850, Taylor began to take an increasingly firm stand against appeasing the South; but he died in Washington on ...Read MORE...


USA 1849 - May 17 – The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.
From the St. Louis Union.
TREMENDOUS CONFLAGRATION!
23 Steamboats Burned!
SEVERAL SQUARES IN ASHES.
LOSS OF LIFE!!
Five Millions of Property Destroyed!!!

About ten o'clock last night, the...Read MORE...


News 1850 - Better Get Married
Out of 258 deaths in New Bedford, Massachusetts, last year, 56 were married females, and 183 single.
The Sun - Baltimore, Maryland - January 16, 1850

U.S. Presidents 1850 - July 9 - Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) becomes 13th President of the United States
As president, Fillmore associated himself with the pro-Southern Whigs, supporting the Compromise of 1850. Defeated for the Whig nomination in 1852, he ran for president in 1856 as candidate of the...Read MORE...


USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet Beecher Stowe's story first appeared on June 5, 1851, in serial form, a chapter at a time, in a weekly ...Read MORE...


News 1851 - December 24 – The Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., burns.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - December 24, 1851

Invention 1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary or the potato chip and a resident of Saratoga Springs advises The New Yorker that many of the older neighbors are all excited. It seems that the chip was...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1853 - March 4 - Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) becomes 14th President of the United States
As president, Pierce followed a course of appeasing the South at home and of playing with schemes of territorial expansion abroad. The failure of his foreign and domestic policies prevented his...Read MORE...


USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight the expansion of slavery, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom ...Read MORE...


News 1857 - Unseasonable Weather
On the 22d of December, the weather was so unseasonable in the neighborhood of New Bedford, Massachusetts, that the farmers employed their teams in ploughing.
The Daily Milwaukee News - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - December 31, 1857

Invention 1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)
Really a Capital Production!
The celebrity of Gayett's Medicated Paper for the water-closet is rapidly being extended throughout the United States. It is one of the best articles ever put before the ...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1857 - March 4 - James Buchanan (1791-1868) becomes 15th President of the United States - the only bachelor to be President.
He was elected president in 1856, defeating John C. Frémont, the Republican candidate, and former President Millard Fillmore of the American Party. The growing crisis over slavery presented Buchanan...Read MORE...


USA 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and...Read MORE...


USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html -

News 1861 - The African Slave-Trade.; ARREST OF TWO NEW-BEDFORD MEN ON A CHARGE OF FITTING OUT A SLAVER.
Standard of Aug. 9

The New-Bedford (Mass.) says:

"Deputy United States Marshal, S.H. BICKNELL, of Boston, arrived in this city last evening, having in his possession warrants for the arrest of...Read MORE...


News 1861 - ACCIDENT ON THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD.
The passenger train which left Washington at a quarter to seven o'clock, yesterday morning, for this city, met with an accident just after starting out, by which it was detained for over two hours...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1861 - March 4 - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) becomes 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln's inaugural address was stirring. He appealed for the preservation of the Union. To retain his support in the North without further alienating the South, he called for compromise. He promised ...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded ...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861

News 1861 - February 23 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C. after an assassination attempt in Baltimore, Maryland.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - February 23, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express Company at this place to stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as the California line is...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the...Read MORE...


News 1862 - Slaves owned in Washington were emancipated on April 16, 1862, nine months before Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of Jan. 1, 1863.

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News 1862 - Whale Ship Burned by Confederates
September 18, 1862

The whale ship Elisha Dunbar of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was captured and burned by the Confederate privateer Alabama.
The Daily Herald - Chicago, Illinois - September 20, 1912

News 1863 - A Drafted Clergyman.; HE DETERMINES TO SHOULDER THE MUSKET.
Rev. W.J. POTTER, Unitarian clergyman, in New-Bedford, Mass., was among the drafted in that town, and on the Sunday succeeding the day when he was drawn, preached a sermon declaring his intention to...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as...Read MORE...


USA 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).

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING
By the President of the United States,
A PROCLAMATION.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields ...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The Civil War: The Gettysburg Address (Ken Burns) (www.youtube.com)

On...Read MORE...


Invention 1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)
Perfect Pasteurization Means Perfect Protection

Pasturization is simply heating milk - not boiling it.

By raising the temperature of the milk to 145 degrees Fahrenheit and keeping it at that...Read MORE...


USA 1864 - May 18 - The Civil War Gold Hoax was an 1864 hoax perpetrated by two US journalists to exploit the financial situation during the American Civil War.
On May 18, 1864, two New York City newspapers, the New York World and the New York Journal of Commerce, published a story that President Abraham Lincoln had issued a proclamation of conscription of...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1865 - April 15 – Inauguration of Andrew Johnson: President Lincoln dies early this morning from his gunshot wound and Vice President Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the United States.
Johnson became Abraham Lincoln's running mate, despite the fact that he was a Democrat and Lincoln was a Republican. After Lincoln's assassination in April 1865, Johnson went from vice president to...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, eventually arriving in Appomattox County on April 8. Heading for the South Side Railroad at...Read MORE...


USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln. As Lincoln slumped...Read MORE...


News 1866 - A New Sect.
We see by our Eastern exchanges that a new religious sect has sprung up in New Bedford, Massachusetts. One of its most admirable peculiarities is the rule that when brethren and sisters meet, they...Read MORE...


News 1866 - Stole Money from Letters
A lad seventeen years of age, employed as a clerk in the postoffice at New Bedford, Massachusetts, has been arrested for opening letters and purloining money from them. He confesses his guilt.
Harrisburg Telegraph - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - July 20, 1866

USA 1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - January 1, 1867

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"

Alaska: The Outpost State
The Big Picture (youtube.com)


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News 1868 - Wealthiest in America
In proportion to population, New Bedford (Mass.) is the wealthiest city in America.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - September 3, 1868

Invention 1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)
... In 1867 Mr. C. Latham Sholes, a printer and editor; Mr. Samuel W. Soule, a printer, and Mr. Carlos Glidden, a retired merchant, all residents of Milwaukee, inspired by an article of the London...Read MORE...


News 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...


U.S. Presidents 1869 - March 4 - Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) becomes 18th President of the United States
In 1868, as Republican candidate for president, Grant was elected over the Democrat, Horatio Seymour. From the start, Grant showed his unfitness for the office. His cabinet was weak, his domestic...Read MORE...


USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Linked to Each Other.
Celebration of the Event Throughout the United States.

Official Announcement ...Read MORE...


News 1870 - Our Frozen Possessions - A Sea Captain's Opinion About Mr. Seward's Purchase - The North-West Pasasge.
We make the following extracts from a letter recently written to the Titusville Herald by Capt. LEONARD HARTWELL, of New-Bedford, Mass.:

"Having spent the past four years on whaling voyages in the ...Read MORE...


News 1870 - Babies Abandoned
A pair of baby girls have been left at a house in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and it has been discovered that the father of them is seventeen years old and the mother fifteen, and that they belong to ...Read MORE...


News 1870 - 4th of July, Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving Federal Holidays
WASHINGTON, June 24. - SENATE. - The bill making the 4th of July, Christmas, New Year's and Thanksgiving Days legal holidays in the District of Columbia passed, and goes to the President for his...Read MORE...


World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown


World History 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

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire


News 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.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - February 21, 1871

USA 1871 - October 8-10 - Fire Destroys 18,000 Buildings in Chicago

The Chicago Fire - "YOU ARE THERE"
ChicagoFD1 (www.youtube.com)

Chicago ...Read MORE...


News 1872 - 5 Drowned
New Bedford, Mass., January 22. - A sad accident occurred here yesterday. Five boys, two named Wilkinson, two named Smith and one named Sharplier were drowned. The sad affair casts a gloom over the...Read MORE...


USA 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

News 1875 - Measles
The measles keep eight hundred children out of the public schools of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Harrisburg Telegraph - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - May 31, 1875

USA 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...


News 1876 - Fell from Ship Topmast
Robert H. Auld, a ship-rigger, fell from the topmast of a vessel at New Bedford, Massachusetts, on Saturday, and was instantly killed.
The Times - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - November 20, 1876

News 1876 - July 31 - US Coast Guard officers' training school established (New Bedford MA)

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Invention 1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).
Professor Bell tried his telephone on the telegraph line between Boston and Salem the other day, he remaining in Boston. Conversation was carried on with the operator at Salem without the slightest...Read MORE...


USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shawk Brooks displayed her sculpture of a woman's face made out of butter. The rendering, Dreaming...Read MORE...


USA 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.
Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876

Invention 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most wonderful invention of the day - Edison's Phonograph. The Sun says that nothing could be more...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1877 - March 4 - Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) becomes 19th President of the United States
On the night of the 1876 presidential election, Republican candidate Rutherford B. Hayes went to bed early. He assumed that he had lost the election to his opponent, Democrat Samuel J. Tilden. Tilden ...Read MORE...


Invention 1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at one-third the cost of gas, but he thinks that he can make the difference in price much greater,...Read MORE...


USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.
www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ ohio.html


...At five minutes before eight o'clock there was a flicker in the lamp nearest the Telegraph Supply Company's headquarters...Read MORE...


USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
THE RED CROSS SOCIETY
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those actively interested in beneficent organizations, a constitution was adopted as a basis of an...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1881 - March 4 - James A. Garfield (1831–1881) becomes President of the United States
In 1880, Garfield was elected to the Senate, but instead became the presidential candidate on the 36th ballot as a result of a deadlock in the Republican convention. In the election, he defeated Gen. ...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1881 - September 19 - Chester A. Arthur (1829–1886) becomes President of the United States
In 1880 Arthur was nominated for vice president in the hope of conciliating the followers of Grant and the powerful New York machine. As president upon Garfield's death, Arthur, stepping out of his...Read MORE...


USA 1883 - May 30 - Rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse caused a stampede that kills 12
AGONIZING !!!!!
Details of the Disaster on the Bridge.
Men and Women Crushed and Trampled to Death in the Blockade at New York Anchorage.

THE DEAD, THE INJURED AND THE MISSING.

How the Panic...Read MORE...


USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.
UNIFORM TIME

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,...Read MORE...


USA 1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in this year's list in the new office section is the ten-story building being erected at the northeast...Read MORE...


Invention 1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)
Photographic.

A certificate was filed yesterday in the county clerk's office showing that the capital stock of the Eastman Dry Plate and Film company $200,000, has been fully paid up. The trustees ...Read MORE...


Invention 1884 - The first gravity roller coaster amusement ride (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)
"1884: The first gravity roller coaster designed and built specifically as an amusement ride opens at Coney Island, New York. It is a commercial success and leads to the building of roller coasters...Read MORE...


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.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - May 1, 1884

USA 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.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - August 10, 1884

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1884

U.S. Presidents 1885 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837-1908) becomes 22nd President of the United States
In 1884 Grover Cleveland won the Democratic nomination for president. The campaign contrasted Cleveland's spotless public career with the uncertain record of James G. Blaine, the Republican...Read MORE...


USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay...Read MORE...


World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - January 29, 1886

USA 1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)

Click here to go to sourcehistoryorb.com - May 8, 1886

News June 2, 1886: Grover Cleveland became the first president to marry in the White House

The Old Farmer's Almanac www.almanac.com - June 2, 1886

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1887

News 1888 - Two earthquake shocks occurred at New Bedford, Mass., on the 29th.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - November 3, 1888

News 1888 - January 13 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C..

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - January 13, 1888

News 1888 - October 9 – The Washington Monument officially opens to the general public in Washington, D.C.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - October 9, 1888

News 1888 - It was decided by the commissioners of the District of Columbia on the 25th to honor the memory of General Sheridan by naming a new street intersection Sheridan circle.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - November 3, 1888

USA 1889 - May 31 - Johnstown Flood; 2,209 die in Penn
South Fork Dam burst, town of Johnstown destroyed, over 2000 deaths
www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ patimeln.htm

The Johnstown disaster occurred, the worst flood...Read MORE...


Invention 1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)
THE NEW MOVING POWER
DAIMLER'S WONDERFUL MOTOR AND ITS PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS.
The Various Vehicles That Can Be Seen Moved by It at Stuttgart - Daimler's Gas or Petroleum Motor - Combustible Air...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1889 - March 4 - Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901) becomes 23rd President of the United States
In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received the Republican nomination for president on the eighth ballot. Though behind on the popular vote, he won over Grover Cleveland in the electoral college by 233 to...Read MORE...


News June 2, 1889 - A great flood on the Potomac River in Washington, DC flooded streets and took out a span of Long Bridge (today's 14th Street Bridge). The flood stage reached was not equaled until 1936.

National Weather Service (NOAA) - June 2, 1889

News 1890 - Explosion of Dynamite at New Bedford.
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 5 - Workmen engaged in the excavation of a sewer trench in Grape street to-day had a narrow escape from death. One man went to heat some water by an oil stove. The stove...Read MORE...


USA 1890 - Yosemite National Park created


News 1890 - October 11 – In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - October 11, 1890

USA 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

Invention 1891 - The motion picture camera is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, William K.L. Dickson, United States)
LIGHT AND SOUND UNITED
EDISON OUTDOES HIMSELF IN THE KINETOGRAPH.
It is to Reproduce a Picture of What Passes Before the Mechanical Eye - With the Phonograph the Invention Will Serve to Take the...Read MORE...


Invention 1891 - The zipper is invented (Whitcomb L. Judson, United States)
"...the inventor of the first zipper, Whitcomb L. Judson, did his experimentation right here in the Windy City and in 1891 invented a device called the zipper.

Actually, the first zipper was a...Read MORE...


USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The...Read MORE...


News 1893 - Lizzie Borden acquitted in murder of parents in New Bedford Mass

Click here to go to sourcehistoryorb.com - June 20, 1893

Invention 1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)
Crompton and Co. invented the first electric toaster 1893 in Leeds England. This was the forerunner of todays toasters. The device was quite simple and a person had to turn the bread over to toast...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States

March 4, 1893

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

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News 1893 - TERRIBLE. Eighty Persons Killed by a Falling Building.
Ford's Theatre in Washington Collapsed Carrying Over 400 People into the Wreck-The Place Condemned Nearly 30 Years Ago-It was Used as Record Division of the War Department.

WASHINGTON, June 9....Read MORE...


USA 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...


News 1895 - Blizzard - THE STORM STILL HOVERS OVER THE UNITED STATES. IT IS SEVEREST IN THE EAST. TRAFFIC ALMOST ENTIRELY AT A STANDSTILL -- RAILROAD TRAINS BLOCKADED -- BUSINESS PARALYZED -- PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH AT SEVERAL PLACES...
...In Washington.
Washington, Feb. 9. - This city is passing through one of the severest spells of cold weather it has ever experienced. All trains are late, and most of those on the way here have...Read MORE...


News 1896 - An Eastern Cyclone - New Bedford, Massachusetts is Devastated by Wind.
THE LOSS IS OVER $100,000.
Buildings Blown Down and Many Persons Injured - Fire Adds to the Horrors of the Occasion

New Bedford, Mass., Sept. 19 - A cyclone from the west struck this town early...Read MORE...


World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike


News 1896 - FIERCE, FIRE RAGES. LIVES ALSO LOST IN THE FLAMES. SEVERAL FIREMEN CRUSHED TO DEATH UNDER FALLING WALLS IN WASHINGTON.
Washington, May 19 - Fire swept away a whole block of commercial buildings opposite the Smithsonian Institute soon after 8 o'clock last evening. The lives of at least six firemen were crushed out by...Read MORE...


Invention 1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)
Aspirin Discoverer Dies an Unknown Man

"CHICAGO (UPI) - In these days of deadlines and taxes and other headaches, offer a cheer for Felix Hoffmann, one of the world's great...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1897 - March 4 - William McKinley (1843-1901) becomes 25th President of the United States
With the support of Mark Hanna, a shrewd Cleveland businessman interested in safeguarding tariff protection, William McKinley became governor of Ohio in 1892 and Republican presidential candidate in...Read MORE...


USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.
in 1897, at 6 am, over 100 people crowded onto the first train to travel through a tunnel under downtown Boston. More than 100,000 people would take the three-and-a-half minute trip that day. They...Read MORE...


USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fighting in Cuba between the rebels and Spanish forces, and to establish a “stable government” that would...Read MORE...


USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanish empire was virtually dissolved as the United States took over much of Spain's overseas holdings....Read MORE...


News February 12, 1899 - Washington D.C. hit 15 degrees below zero.

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News February 14, 1899 - A great blizzard struck the eastern U.S. Washington D.C. received 20.5 inches of snow to bring their total snow depth to nearly three feet.

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USA 1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress, defining and fixing the standard of value, maintaining the parity of all forms of money issued or...Read MORE...


USA 1900 - June 1 – American temperance agitator Carrie Nation begins her crusade to demolish saloons.
THE KIOWA SALOONS RAIDED.
Mrs. Carrie Nation, of this City, Invaded Six of Them last Thursday. Damage Estimated $350.

The peace, tranquility and prosperity of the Kiowa "Soda Fountains" were...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1901 - September 14 - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) becomes 26th President of the United States
Assuming the presidency of the assassinated McKinley in 1901, Roosevelt embarked on a wide-ranging program of government reform and conservation of natural resources. He ordered antitrust suits...Read MORE...


World History 1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - January 22, 1901

News 1901 - HAT COST HIS LIFE. Richard P. Walker Jumped Into Bay and Became Exhausted.
Washington, Aug. 9. — While endeavoring to recover the hat of a friend, which had blown off into the bay, Richard P. Walker, a bricklayer, who lived at 135 Carroll Street southeast, in this city, was ...Read MORE...


News 1902 - January 28 – The Carnegie Institution is founded in Washington, DC with a $10 million gift from Andrew Carnegie.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - January 28, 1902

World History 1903 - Marconi sends and receives the first wireless transatlantic communication
One hundred years ago on Saturday, a young Italian inventor named Guglielmo Marconi stood on a sandy bluff on Cape Cod and sent a 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt across the ocean...Read MORE...


Invention 1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
LIKE A BIRD AEROPLANE FLIES.
Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying Machine Which They Invent and Build.
NORFOLK, Va. - The problem of aerial flight without the use of ...Read MORE...


USA 1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan


USA 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...


USA 1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
THE MACHINE ACTUALLY FLIES
Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.

NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...


USA 1904 - April 30 – The Louisiana Purchase Exposition World's Fair opens in St. Louis, Missouri (closes December 1).
Ice-cream cones were first served in 1904 at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition world's fair in St. Louis. Also, at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904, the ice cream cone was invented. An ice cream...Read MORE...


News 1904 - Lightning Struck The Great Shaft. Bolt Entered Top Of Washington Monument And Followed Iron Work To Ground.
Washington, May 13.-Colonel Symons, in charge of public buildings and grounds, has reported to General Mackenzie, chief of engineers, that the Washington Monument was struck by lightning on the 27th...Read MORE...


USA 1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
February 23 – For $10 million, the United States gains control of the Panama Canal Zone...

June 28 - A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by...Read MORE...


Invention 1906 - August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.
Splendid Talking Machine.
The Victor Victrola, a splendid new talking machine, is being exhibited by Wharton Brothers. This is the costliest and by far the most nearly perfect ever seen here. It has ...Read MORE...


World History 1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

Click here to go to sourcewww.wikipedia.org - April 7, 1906

News 1907 - FIRE WRECKS THEATER. ACADEMY OF MUSIC LAID WASTE BY EARLY MORNING BLAZE. POLICE RESCUE OCCUPANTS.
FLAMES OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN GUT AUDITORIUM AND STAGE, COMPLETELY DESTROYING OUTFIT OF "SECRETS OF POLICE" COMPANY, PLAYING WEEK'S ENGAGEMENT - FIREMEN HAVE NARROW ESCAPE.

One of the largest fires...Read MORE...


News 1907 - VIOLENT EARTHQUAKE RECORDED AT CAPITAL Weather Bureau Officials Expect News That Somewhere in the World Unusually Severe Disturbance Has Occurred.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16. - The most violent earthquakes record ever made on the seismograph at the weather bureau started at 9:14 o'clock this morning. The vibrations of the needle were even greater that ...Read MORE...


Death
19 September 1908
Washington, DC, USA

Death of Lewis H. Douglass, Journalist, Printer, and Soldier. A Brilliant Record

Lewis Henry Douglass, eldest son of the late Hon. Frederick Douglass, whose death occurred Saturday morning last at his late residence 2002 17th Street, N. W., was born in New Bedford, Mass, Oct 9, 1840. Several years later the family moved to Lynn Mass., and then to Rochester, N.Y., where Lewis entered the public school of that city. At the age of sixteen he entered his father's printing office, and began to learn the printing trade.

The foreman of the office was a Scotchman, but after completing his trade, Lewis became foreman.

At the time of the capture of old John Brown, his father having suddenly to flee to England, Lewis took full charge of his father's extensive business though only nineteen years of age.

In 1863, he was teaching a school New Jersey, but when he learned that his younger brother Charles had enlisted in the 54th Infantry, he immediately resigned from this school and enlisted in the same regiment, becoming its Sergeant Major. He took part in the famous assault on Fort Wagner, where his Colonel, Robt. G. Shaw, and several hundred of the enlisted men fell. He was disabled at that time, and a year later was discharged for disability.

After the war he went across the continent seeking his fortune, and finally located in Denver, Colorado. He was employed as a compositor on the Denver News, a Democratic paper. He was forced out of that job by the "Union." He then came to Washington, and was appointed the first of his race a compositor in the Government Printing Office, and was later promoted to proof reader, but during all this time the typographical Union No. 101, of this city, was making a spirited war upon the Public Printer, Hon. A. M. Clapp, for his (Douglass') removal. This was under the administration of President Grant, who visited the office during Douglass' employment there and urged him to "stick," and he did stick; the "Union" for its own safety being obliged to open its doors to colored membership, though Douglass was made the target for the bitterest and most cowardly kind of intimidation. Threats of death, cross bones and skulls, and every other means to force him out were employed, but he would not surrender. Thus he opened the way for many others of his race who have since found employment there.

He afterwards began the publication of the New National Era. He was Editor-in Chief. This paper was the largest enterprise in the printing business ever undertaken by colored men, and the paper itself was the largest colored weekly ever published by colored men. They had their own steam presses, and all the matter printed was original matter. The paper was ably edited and conducted, but the race at that time did not measure up to the importance of such a Journal, and for lack of support it had to be suspended. Over ten thousand dollars was sunk in this enterprise.

Douglass was also a member of the Upper House in the District of Columbia Territorial Government. He took a deep interest in the organization of our present Public School system. He made a steady fight for the best that was to be had for our schools, and up to the day of his death he took a deep interest in them.

He was at one time Deputy U. S. Marshal for the District of Columbia, and at another, inspector for the Post Office Department.

Before the war he was an able support to his father, and father-in-law, the late Bishop J. W. Loguen, in docuting fugitive slaves into Canada, via the Under-ground Railroad. In politics he was a straight out Republican. He had hosts of friends in every walk of life, and especially among the younger set.

He was passionately fond of children, and children took a great liking to him, though he had none of his own.

He leaves a widow, and brother Major Charles R Douglass who is the last survivor of Frederick Douglass' family.

During Mr. Douglass' long illness he had the devoted care and attention of a loving wife, ably assisted by her niece, Miss Kathryn Crummell, who from her early youth has been a member of her Uncle Lewis' family. Interment at Harmony Cemetery.

Washington Bee, Washington, DC
Saturday, Sept 26, 1908
Harmony Cemetery, Washington, DC

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