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 flag  Jefferson Finis  DAVIS

  (b. 3 June 1808, Kentucky, USA   d. 6 December 1889New Orleans, Louisiana, USA )  
Summary: Jefferson Finis DAVIS was born 3 June 1808 in , Kentucky, USA. Jefferson Finis DAVIS was the child of

Jefferson Finis DAVIS died 6 December 1889 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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Did You Know? America - Did you know? When the laconic President Calvin Coolidge died, columnist Dorothy Parker wrote: "How could they tell?"

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton, 1872
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
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Jefferson Finis DAVIS - The Council Grove Republican
Council Grove, Kansas
December 13, 1889
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JEFFERSON DAVIS, an officer, states man and legislator of prominence in America, gained the greater ...Read MORE...

News 1812 - Eatrhquake occurred; tidal waves created on Mississippi River, river flowed backward, created Kentucky Bend, formed Reelfoot Lake area webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kytimeln.htm -

News 1812 - In the War of 1812 more than half of all Americans killed in action were Kentuckians. resources/ state-facts/ kentucky.html -

World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

News 1815 - January 8 - Battle of New Orleans (War of 1812); the war had ended on 24th December 1814 but none of the combatants knew -

USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding...Read MORE...

News 1818 - Western portion of Kentucky purchased by President Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians (Jackson Purchase) webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kytimeln.htm -

USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie enters the Grand Canal and proceeded to the city of New York; a distance of 500 miles. - All doubts, ...Read MORE...

News 1827 - Februray 27 - 1st Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans - February 27, 1827

News 1830 - January 13 - Great fire in New Orleans thought to be set by rebel slaves -

News 1830 - Louisville and Portland Canal opened webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ kytimeln.htm -

USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

News 1832 - Yellow fever and choloera epidemic killed more than 5,000 in New Orleans webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm -

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as...Read MORE...

News 1837 - New Orleans held first Mardi Gras parade webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm -

USA 1837 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession...Read MORE...

News 1838 - March 8 - US mint in New Orleans begins operation (producing dimes) - March 8, 1838

World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre. - January 2, 1839

USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly ...Read MORE...

USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette...Read MORE...

World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.
"The Famine began quite mysteriously in September 1845 as leaves on potato plants suddenly turned black and curled, then rotted, seemingly the result of a fog that had wafted across the fields of...Read MORE...

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...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, ...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. - February 2, 1848

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...Read MORE...

News 1853 - Yellow fever epidemic killed more than 11,000 in New Orleans webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ latimeln.htm -

USA 1853 - Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations was a World's Fair held in 1853 in what is now Bryant...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...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. education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html - December 20, 1860

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...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States - February 8, 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...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. - April 20, 1861

News 1861 - May 20 - American Civil War: Kentucky proclaims its neutrality - May 20, 1861

News 1861 - September 3 – American Civil War: Confederate General Leonidas Polk invades neutral Kentucky, prompting the state legislature to ask for Union assistance. -

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...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 ...Read MORE...

News 1861 - December 10 – American Civil War: Kentucky is accepted into the Confederate States of America. - December 10, 1861

News 1862 - April 25 - Capture of New Orleans LA by the Union under Flag Officer Farragut -

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...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). - July 3, 1863

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.
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a short speech at the end of the ceremonies dedicating the battlefield cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. That speech has come to be known ...Read MORE...

News 1864 - October 4 - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms - April 10, 1864

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,...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...Read MORE...

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"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for $7 million. Despite the bargain price of roughly two cents an acre, the Alaskan purchase was...Read MORE...

News 1868 - A Kentucky statue gives to the widow and minor children of a person killed by the careless, wanton or malicious use of deadly weapons, an action against the person committing the killing.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - April 18, 1868

News 1868 - September 22 - Race riots in New Orleans La - September 22, 1868

News 1869 - Over $30,000
Only three persons in New Orleans return an income above $30,000, and the highest is $38,621.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - June 19, 1869

News 1869 - In Taylor county, Ky., the other day, two young men were poisoned by eating hemlock root. It was thought one of them could not recover.

St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - July 3, 1869

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

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 &...Read MORE...

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans...Read MORE...

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline...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 ...Read MORE...

News 1878 - July 12 - Fever epidemic in New Orleans begins, it will kill 4,500 - July 12, 1878

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.
At a meeting this evening, largely attended by prominent citizens and those...Read MORE...

New Orleans, La., March 8. - The water in front of this city rose 5 inches to-day, and now marks 8...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. - May 1, 1884

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

News 1884 - December 16 – The World Cotton Centennial World's Fair opens in New Orleans, Louisiana. - December 16, 1884

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...Read MORE...

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

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

1889 - THE LOST CAUSE. Death Finally Claims Jefferson Davis, Its Leader. - He Dies at the House of a Friend in New Orleans - The Remains Viewed by Thousands - The News at the War Department.
Jefferson Davis Dead.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 6. - Jefferson Davis died at 12:45 o'clock this morning at ...Read MORE...

Jefferson is buried at: Metairie Cemetery * New Orleans Orleans Parish Louisiana, USA *former burial location
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