Events from 1836-1844

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  • Michigan

    Michigan admitted as 26th US state
  • New York Riot

    Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour
  • Electrical Printed Newspaper (Literature)

    1st US electric printing press patented by Thomas Davenport
  • Decleration of Rights Hawaii

    Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
  • Kingdom of Hawaii

    In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established as a result
  • First State School

    1st state normal school in US opens, Lexington, Mass, with 3 students
  • "Murders in the Rue Morgue"

    Edgar Allen Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue," published
  • Emigrant Wagon

    1st emigrant wagon train leaves Independence, Missouri for Calif
  • Wagon Train

    1st wagon train arrives in California