The Dead Rabbits riot was a two-day civil disturbance in New York City evolving from a small-scale street fight between members of the Dead Rabbits and the Bowery Boys into a citywide gang war
The Ku Klux Klan is Established
KKK is a historical and current American white supremacist, far-right terrorist organization and hate groups.
John D. Rockefeller Creates Standard Oil
January 10, 1870, with his business partners and brother he made the success of his business empire, made Rockefeller one of the world's first billionaires and a celebrated philanthropist.
Alexander Graham Bell Patents the Telephone
Alexander Graham Bell successfully received a patent for the telephone and he had secured the rights to his discovery.
The Great Oklahoma Land Race
The Oklahoma Land Race of 1889 quickly led to the creation of Oklahoma Territory under the Organic Act of 1890 and ultimately to the formation of the forty-sixth state.
Ellis Island Opens to Process Immigrants
Ellis Island began receiving arriving immigrants on January 1, 1892. Annie Moore, a teenage girl from Ireland, and her two younger brothers made history as they were the very first immigrants to be processed at Ellis Island.
The Wizard of Oz (Book) is Published
On May 17, 1900, the first copy came off the press.
J.P. Morgan Founds U.S. Steel
J. P. Morgan, the country's most powerful banker, merged Andrew Carnegie's Carnegie Steel Corporation with nine other steel companies to form the world's largest corporation.
Teddy Roosevelt Becomes President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt started his presidency on September 14, 1901, Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th president of the United States upon the assassination of President William McKinley and ended on March 4, 1909.
Ford Motor Company is Founded
The Ford Motor Company is an American automaker and the world's fifth-largest worldwide on vehicle sales.
Ida Tarbell Publishes Her Article About Standard Oil
Tarbell began to investigate Standard Oil in her articles that appeared in every issue of McClure's between November 1902 and May 1904 and she collected it into a book in November 1904.
The 16th Amendment is Passed
The 16th Amendment established Congress's right to impose a Federal income tax.
Angel Island Opens to Process Immigrants
When it opened in 1910, the new detention facility on Angel Island was considered ideal because of its isolation.
The 17th Amendment is Passed
Allowing voters to cast direct votes for U.S. senators.
The Empire State Building Opens
Construction started on March 17, 1930, and the building opened thirteen and a half months afterward on May 1, 1931.