U.S 1880-1895

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  • Clara Barrón found the American Red Cross

    Clara Barrón found the American Red Cross
    Clarissa Harlowe Barton, known as Clara, is one of the most honored women in American history. Barton risked her life to bring supplies and support to soldiers in the field during the Civil War. She founded the American Red Cross in 1881, at age 59, and led it for the next 23 years.
  • Gunfight at the O.K Corral.

    Gunfight at the O.K Corral.
    The most famous shootout in the history of the American Wild West.
  • James A Garfield died.

    On July 2, 1881, Garfield was shot at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington D.C. by Charles J. Guiteau, a disappointed and delusional office seeker. The wound was not immediately fatal for Garfield, but he died on September 19, 1881 from infections caused by his doctors. Guiteau was executed for the murder of Garfield in June 1882.
  • Rockefellers Standard Oil Company

    Standard Oil gained a monopoly in the oil industry by buying rival refineries and developing companies for distributing and marketing its products around the globe. In 1882, these various companies were combined into the Standard Oil Trust, which would control some 90 percent of the nation's refineries and pipelines.
  • Chinese Exclusion Act

    Chinese Exclusion Act
    The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
  • Brooklyn Bridge opens.

    Brooklyn Bridge opens.
    On May 24, 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn with Manhattan, was opened to traffic with a celebration attended by President Chester A. Arthur, Gov. Grover Cleveland of New York, and Emily Roebling, the wife of the bridge's main engineer, Washington Roebling.
  • International Meridian Conference.

    International Meridian Conference.
    The International Meridian Conference was a conference held in October 1884 in Washington, D.C., in the United States, to determine a prime meridian for international use.The conference was held at the request of U.S. President Chester A. Arthur. The subject to discuss was the choice of "a meridian to be employed as a common zero of longitude and standard of time reckoning throughout the world".
  • Home Life Insurance Bulding world’s first skyscraper, Chicago.

    Home Life Insurance Bulding world’s first skyscraper, Chicago.
    The Home Insurance Building, built in 1885 and located on the corner of Adams and LaSalle Streets in Chicago, Illinois, went down in history as the world’s first modern skyscraper.
  • Coca Cola

    Coca Cola
    Coca-Cola history began in 1886 when the curiosity of an Atlanta pharmacist, Dr. John S. Pemberton, led him to create a distinctive tasting soft drink that could be sold at soda fountains.
  • Haymarket Massacre

    Haymarket Massacre
    The Haymarket Massacre was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour work day, the day after police killed one and injured several workers.
  • The Statue of Liberty

    The Statue of Liberty
    A colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York, in the United States. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States
  • George Eastman

    Founded the Eastman Kodak company , invention of motion picture film stock in 1888.
  • Nation’s first electric ⚡️ trolley line, Richmond Virginia.

    Nation’s first electric ⚡️ trolley line, Richmond Virginia.
    The Richmond Union Passenger Railway, in Richmond, Virginia, was the first practical electric trolley (tram) system, and set the pattern for most subsequent electric trolley systems around the world.
  • Hull House opens in Chicago.

    Hull House opens in Chicago.
    As founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, the main purpose of Hull House was to provide social and educational opportunities for working class people within the urban Chicago neighborhood, many of whom were recent immigrants to Chicago's Near West Side
  • Edison General Electric company.

    Edison  General Electric company.
    This company was incorporated in New York on April 24, 1889, in a merger of Edison's three electric light manufacturing companies (Edison Lamp Company, Edison Machine Works, and Bergmann & Company), with the patent-holding company, Edison Electric Light Company.
  • Johnstown Flood

    Johnstown Flood
    After the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam, located on the south fork of the Little Conemaugh River, 14 miles (23 km) upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The dam broke after several days of extremely heavy rainfall, releasing 14.55 million cubic meters of water.With a volumetric flow rate that temporarily equaled the average flow rate of the Mississippi River, the flood killed more than 2,200 people , accounted for $17 million of damage (about $484 million in 2019 dollars.
  • The Panic 1893

    The Panic of 1893 was a serious economic depression in the United States that began in 1893 and ended in 1897. It deeply affected every sector of the economy, and produced political upheaval that led to the realigning election of 1896 and the presidency of William McKinley.
  • Immigration league organized.

    Immigration league organized.
    The Immigration Restriction League was founded in 1894 by three Harvard College graduates, Charles Warren, Robert DeCourcy Ward, and Prescott Farnsworth Hall, in response to an increasing sense of invasion of the United States by "undesirable immigrants" that threatened their sense of the American way of life.