Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    My Decade

  • Waldo's first wife, Ellen, dies of tuberculosis

  • The Black Hawk War begins

  • Emerson preaches the sermon that ends his career

    Emerson preaches the sermon that ends his career
  • Charles Carroll, the last living signer of the Decleration of Independence, dies

    in Baltimore, Maryland at the age of 95
  • Emerson sets sail for Malta

    Emerson sets sail for Malta
    Travels to Syracuse, Palermo, Venice, France, England, and Scotland
  • Leonid meteor shower so intense that many believed stars were falling from the sky

  • President Andrew Jackson was censured by the U.S. Congress

    A disagreement over the Bank of the United States was what started it. The censure was later expunged
  • French sculptor Frederic-August Bartholdi was born

    Creator of the Statue of Liberty
  • Waldo receives partial inheritance of $11,600 from Ellen Emerson's estate

  • Emerson returns to settle permanently in Concord

    not sure on exact date
  • Waldo proposes to Lydia Jackson

  • First assassination attempt on an American Presidnt

    A deranged man shot at Andrew Jackson in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol
  • Waldo marries Lydia Jackson

    Calls her Lidian
  • Samuel Clemens, otherwise known as Mark Twain, was born in Missouri

  • Large fire in New York City destroys 530 buildings

  • Waldo gets his short story "Nature" published

  • Waldo Emerson Jr. is born

  • The Panic of 1837, began in New York City

    A major financial crisis of the 19th century
  • John Wilkes Booth was born in Bel Air, Maryland

  • Ellen Tucker Emerson was born

    Most likely named after his first wife who died of tuberculosis
  • John D. Rockefeller was born in Richford, New York