History Timeline

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James Buchanan

1857 - 1861

Confederates fire on Ft. Sumter

1861

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

Battle of Vicksburg and Gettysburg

1863

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

Lee Surrenders at Appomattox

1865

Lincoln assassinated

1865

14th Amendment

1868

Johnson impeachment trial

1868

Ulysses S. Grant

1869 - 1877

First transcontinental railroad completed

1869

Andrew Carnegie builds modern steel mill

1873

Battle of Little Big Horn

1876

Rutherford B. Hayes

1877 - 1881

Reconstruction ends

1877

James A. Garfield

1881

Chester A. Arthur

1881 - 1885

John D. Rockefeller forms Standard Oil Trust

1882

Grover Cleveland

1885 - 1889

Benjamin Harrison

1889 - 1893

Grover Cleveland

1893 - 1897

William McKinley

1897 - 1901

The Spanish-American War

1898

Inventions

Gattling Gun

1862

Dynamite

1867

Alfred Nobel

Telephone

1876

Alexander Graham Bell

Phonograph

1878

Thomas Alva Edison

Antiseptic

1878

Joseph Lister

Light Bulb

1879

Thomas Edison

Automobile

1885

Daimler and Benz

Coca Cola

1886

Pemberton

Box Camera

1886

George Eastman

Radium

1890

Marie Curie

X-Ray

1895

Roentgen

Wireless Communication

1895

Marconi