The Census Thoughout Time

Timeline created by chuckie295
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    The U.S. Post Office Department is established on February 20, 1792.
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    Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin for cleaning seed from cotton on March 14, 1794.
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    George Washington dies at Mount Vernon, VA, on December 14, 1799.
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    The U.S. Library of Congress is founded on April 24, 1800.
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    Lewis and Clark begin their expedition to map the northwest United States on May 14, 1804.
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    Alexander Hamiliton dies following a duel with Vice President Aaron Burr on July 11, 1804.
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    Steam-powered ferry service between New York City and Hoboken, NJ, begins on October 11, 1811.
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    A magnitude 8.3 earthquake (the strongest ever recorded in the continental United States) strikes near New Madrid, MO, temporarily reversing the course of the Mississippi River on February 2, 1812.
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    Norwich University, the first private military school, is founded in Vermont on August 6, 1819.
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    Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine (named the "Gas Or Vapor Engine") on April 1, 1826.
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    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams die on July 4, 1826.
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    The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad incorporates - becoming the first railroad in the United States to offer transportation for people and commercial goods - on February 28, 1827.
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    The first bank robbery in U.S. history occurs at the City Bank of New York on March 19, 1831.
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    The first attempted assassination of a U.S. president (Andrew Jackson) fails when Richard Lawrence's gun misfires on January 30, 1835.
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    P.T. Barnum begins his first circus tour of the United States on June 2, 1835.
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    Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming it for the United States on January 19, 1840.
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    The first wagon train leaves Independence, MO, bound for California on May 1, 1841.
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    The August 9, 1842, Webster-Ashburton Treaty formally designates the border separating the United States and Canada.
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    "America" wins the first America's Cup yacht race on August 22, 1851.
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    The Republican Party is founded in Ripon, WI, on February 28, 1854
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    Elisha Otis installs the first elevator on March 23, 1857.
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    The Pony Express leaves Sacramento, CA, for St. Joseph, MO, on April 3, 1860.
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    President Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862.
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    "The Great Chicago Fire" begins October 8, 1871.
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    President Ulysses S. Grant signs legislation designating Yellowstone the first national park on March 1, 1872.
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    The first Kentucky Derby is run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, on May 17, 1875.
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    Doc Holiday and the Earp brothers survive their gunfight at the O.K. Corral on October 26, 1881.
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    The May 31, 1889, "Johnstown Flood" kills more than 2,200 people after heavy rain destroys the South Fork Dam.
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    The first issue of the Wall Street Journal is published on July 8, 1889.
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    The December 29, 1890, "Battle of Wounded Knee" is the last major battle between U.S. troops and American Indians.
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    The Ellis Island Immigration Station begins processing immigrants to the United States on January 1, 1892.
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    The first professional football game is played in Latrobe, PA, on September 3, 1895.
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    The first U.S. Golf Open is held in Newport, RI, on October 4, 1895.
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    The first underground portion of the New York City subway opens on October 27, 1904.
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    Fire kills 146 workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, on March 25, 1911.
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    Fire kills 146 workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, on March 25, 1911.
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    HMS Titanic strikes an iceberg on April 14, 1912.
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    The Panama Canal opens to shipping on August 15, 1914.
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    Robert Goddard fires his first liquid-fueled rocket on March 16, 1926
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    Charles Lindbergh lands "Spirit of St. Louis" in Paris on May 21, 1927, successfully completing the first trans-Atlantic flight.
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    The Lone Ranger premiers on radio station WXYZ, Detroit, MI, on January 31, 1933.
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    The German airship Hindenburg is destroyed while attempting to land at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station on May 6, 1937.
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    American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappears over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to circumnavigate the globe, July 2, 1937.
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    Band leader Alton Glenn Miller disappears while enroute to Paris, France, December 15, 1944.
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    Band leader Alton Glenn Miller disappears while enroute to Paris, France, December 15, 1944.
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    RCA broadcasts the first color television program on June 25, 1951
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    The USS Nautilus, the first nuclear submarine, launches on January 21, 1954.
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    CBS debuts Leave It to Beaver on October 4, 1957.
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    On October 1, 1962, James H. Meredith becomes the first black student to attend the University of Mississippi
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    The Beatles make their U.S. debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, on February 9, 1964.
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    Population reaches: 226,542,199
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    MTV airs its first music video ("Video Killed the Radio Star") on August 1, 1981.
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    The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes 74 seconds after liftoff on January 28, 1986
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    The stock market loses 22.6 percent of its value on "Black Monday," October 19, 1987
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    The Mickey Mouse comic strip debuts in the January 13, 1930, edition of the New York Mirror.
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    George Washington dies at Mount Vernon, VA, on December 14, 1799.