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Events to Consider for Passenger Pigeon Timeline

Events to Consider for Passenger Pigeon Timeline

Introduction

Use this sheet to help you generate some ideas for historical events of the 19th century.


1800 Capital moved from Philadelphia to Washington
1803-04 Lewis & Clark expedition
1805 First life preserver invented

1807 Importation of slaves outlawed
1814 Frances Scott Key writes The Star Spangled Banner
1814 First locomotive in the U.S.

1820 Elastic invented
1827 First railway constructed in U.S. (Massachusetts)
1830 Chloroform discovered

1834 McCormick reaper
1836 Battle of the Alamo
1837 Samuel Morse invents telegraph (first telegraph sent 1844 “What hath God wrought!”)

1838 Trail of Tears
1839 Louis Daguerre creates first practical photographic process
1843 Telegraph line from Baltimore to Washington

1843 First typewriter
1845 Manifest Destiny (“the fulfillment of our manifest destiny to overspread the continent allotted by
Providence for the free development of our yearly multiplying millions”)

1847 Brigham Young & Mormons move to Utah
1845-49 Irish Potato Famine
1845 Douglass publishes Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

1849 California Gold Rush
1849 First Machine Gun
1851 Isaac M. Singer invents first practical domestic sewing machine

1854 Thoreau publishes Walden
1859 Darwin publish Origin of Species
1860 Internal combustion engine

1861 Civil War begins
1861 First income tax
1862 Homestead Act

1863 Emancipation Proclamation (Lincoln)
1865 Lee surrendered at Appomattox
1866 Alfred Nobel manufactures first dynamite

1869 First telegraph line connecting East and West coasts
1889 Oklahoma (Indian Territory) Land Rush
1890 Census counts 62.9 million people

1891 Thomas A. Edison patents kinetoscopic (movie) camera
1893 Henry Ford tests his first automobile
1895 Sears Robuck & Company opens mail order business
1896 Yukon Gold Rush

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