Clara Barton

Events

Birth

December 25, 1821

Passed exams and became a teacher

1838

Opened a new school

1844

Went to New York's Clinton Liberal Institute to continue own education

1850

Opened a free public school in Bordentown, New Jersey

1851

Appointed by President LIncoln to oversee of finding the missing POWs

1865

Traveled the US to lecture about experience with the civil war

1866

Went to Europe to recover from illness

1869

The senate finalized the American Chapter of the Red Cross

1882

Went to Cuba to care for the wounded during the Spanish-American War

1898

The American Red Cross became a charter and a non-profit organization

1900

Resigned as President of the American Red Cross

1904

Created the National Aid Association of America

1905

Died at home in Glen Echo, Maryland

04/12/1912