Gilded Age Timeline

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NYC Central Park opened

1859

Princeton and Rutgers play first intercollegiate football game

1869

Knghts of Labor founded

1869

Rockefeller found Standard Oil

1870

Fires destroy Chicago and Boston

1871

Tammany's Boss Tweed convicted of corruption

1872

Edison invents electric light bulb

1874

Railroad workers strike nationwide

1877

Salvation Army begins operation in America

1879

Congress restricts Chinese immigration

1882

First skyscraper built in Chicago

1884

Haymarket Bombing

1886

Jacob Riis publishes "How the Other Half Lives"

1890

Sherman Anti-trust Act

1890

People's Party formed

1892

Worker strike Homestead plant

1892

Chicago World Fair

1893

Coxey's Army marches to Washington

1894

Workers strike pullman company

1894

First Coney Island amusement park opens

1895

"Cross of Gold" speech

1896

US battleship "Maine" explodes

1898

US annexes Hawaii and Puerto Rico

1898

Congress declares war on Spain

Apr. 25, 1898

Gold Standard Act passed

1900

JP Morgon creates US Steel Corporation

1901

Wright brothers first successful flight

1903

Red Sox win first World Series

1903

Henry Ford produce first automobile

1906