Parallel 1860's Timeline

By jacouch
  • First Transatlantic Telegraph

    First Transatlantic Telegraph
    The first cable laid in the ocean from North America to Europe. The cable stretches from Ireland to Newfoundland. This cable makes delivering a message a lot faster, the previous method took around ten days.
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    World History

  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln elected president
    Repbulican candidate Abraham Lincoln is nominated as America
    s sixteenth president. He is the first Republican to hold the position.
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    Abraham Lincoln's Time in Office

  • Succession

    South Carolina was the first state to succeed from the union. Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas followed within months.
  • Russia's Emancipation Proclamation

    Tsar Alexander II issues his proclamation emancipating Russia's serfs.
  • First Inauguration Ceremony

    President Lincoln delivers his first Inaugural Address in Washington DC.
  • Italian Unification

    Italian Unification
    Italian Unification under King Victor Emmanuel II.
  • The Civil War begins

    Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina is fired upon by Condeferate soldiers
  • Creation of the Confederacy

    Creation of the Confederacy
    Virginia succeeds the Union followed weeks later by North Carolina, Tenessee, and Arkansas. Eleven states now make up what will be know as the Confederacy.
  • British Neutral in US Civil War

    The British government issues a statement deciding its neutrality from the American Civil War.
  • First General War Order

    Lincoln issues his first general war order which calls for a military movement of his land and sea forces to advance south.
  • The Federal Homestead Law

    The Federal Homestead Law
    President Lincoln gives public land to anyone who will claim and work it for a period of at least five years. This begins the country's great migration west.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Union General George McClellan defeats Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the Battle of Antietam in Maryland.
    missing - the bloodiest day in U.S. military history. This is known as being the bloodiest battle in US history.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The final Emancipation Proclamation is issued which calls for all slaves in the southern states or under Confederacy control to be granted freedom.
  • Great Britian Subway Created

    The first underground subway transportation system opens in London.
  • National Banking System Founded

    President Lincoln creates the National Banking System. Several of its purposes for being created was to help with war loans and to establish a national currency.
  • Submarine Invented

    Submarine Invented
    The "Plongeur"was a French submarine, the first submarine in the world to be propelled by mechanical power.
  • Battle of Gettsburg

    The Confederacy is defeated by Union forces at the Battle of Gettysburg. This was a turning point for the Union Army in the Civil War.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    President Lincoln gives his famous Gettysburg Address speech. In it Lincoln discusses the importance of human equality and relates it to the Declaration of Independence and reasons for fighting the Civil War.
  • Proclamation 116

    President Lincoln calls for 500,000 volunteers for the Union Army
  • Battle of Atlanta

    Battle of Atlanta
    Union General William Tecumseh Sherman captures Atlanta and with Lincolns approval, he begins his "March to the Sea."
  • Second Term

    President Lincoln is elected to a second term as president defeating Democrat George McClellan.
  • Mendel's Principles of Heredity or Mendelian inheritance

    Mendel's Principles of Heredity or Mendelian inheritance
    Geneticist Gregor Mendel publishes a paper on the laws of inheritance after years of conducting experiments on peas in his garden.
  • The End of the Civil War

    The Confederate General Robert E. Lee officially ends the war by surrendering at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
  • His Last Speech

    President Lincoln makes his last public speech discussing problems and solutions to the country's reconstruction.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    President Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play with his wife at Ford's theatre. He is pronounced dead the next morning.
  • The Periodic Table

    The Periodic Table
    Dmitri Mendeleev published his findings on what we now call the Periodic Table of Elements.
  • Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment was first published in a Russian literary journal. It is arguably one of the greatest novels of all time.
  • Dominion of Canada

    The Dominion of Canada is created by the British North America Act.