• Telephone

    The telephone is invented by Alexander Graham Bell.
  • Rutherford B Hayes (R)

    Richard B Haynes is elected 19th president the United States.
  • James Garfield (R)

    James Garfield is elected 20th president of the United States.
  • James Garfield dies

    James Garfield is assassinated by Charles J. Guiteau. Charles was a disappointed office speaker with messianic visions. He even went to getting a gun that he believed would look the best in a museum because it was going to be used to assassinate a US president. Ironically the gun is now missing in the Smithsonian and has not been on display for years. He was shot on July 2nd, 1881, but would die later on from infection and hemorrhaging from the bullets.
  • Chester Arthur (R)

    Chester Arthur becomes the 21st president, following the death of President Garfield.
  • Grover Cleveland (D)

    Grover Cleveland is elected 22nd president of the United States. He is also the first elected Democrat since president Andrew Johnson in 1865
  • Coca-Cola

    Coca-Cola is created by Dr. John Pemberton. Originally created to aid with headaches as well as act like a stimulant for the consumer.
  • Automobile

    Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler built the first car which was powered by a 1.5hp 2-cylinder gasoline engine.
  • Benjamin Harrison (R)

    Benjamin Harrison is elected the 23rd president of the United States. Winning the election over the incumbent President Cleveland.
  • Grover Cleveland (D)

    President Grover Cleveland wins back the presidency of the United States over President Harrison. This makes President Cleveland the 22nd and the 24th president of the United States.
  • Asprin

    Felix Hoffmann, a German chemist, was searching for medicine to help relieve his father’s arthritis when he created acetylsalicylic acid commonly known as aspirin.
  • William McKinley (R)

    William McKinley is elected the 25th president of the United States.
  • USS Maine sails for Cuba

    President McKinley orders the USS Maine to sail to Cuba due to raised tension in the region.
  • Battleship USS Maine explodes

    For reasons unknown the USS Maine explodes in the night in Cuban waters. This would further tension between America and Spain.
  • Battle of Manila Bay

    Commodore George Dewey led a U.S. naval squadron into Manila Bay in the Philippines. He destroyed the anchored Spanish fleet in two hours before pausing the Battle of Manila Bay to order his crew a second breakfast.
  • Santiago de Cuba

    Even with a disease ridden army, America would conquer over the Spanish forces in Santiago. This would effectively end the war between the two nations.
  • Cease-Fire

    A month after the Spanish loss at Santiago, both nations announce a cease fire.
  • End of the Spanish American war

    The Treaty of Paris ending the Spanish-American War was signed on December 10, 1898. In it, Spain renounced all claim to Cuba, ceded Guam and Puerto Rico to the United States and transferred sovereignty over the Philippines to the United States for $20 million.