Events for Historical Drama

These are events that will inform idea for historical drama.

Main

Character

Political, Economic & Social

Georgia Gold Rush

1828 - 1840

Early part of gold rush.

Trail of Tears

1838

Forced migration of Native Americans to the Oklahoma Territory.

Lincoln Elected 1st Term

1860

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Lincoln Elected 2nd Term

1864

Reconstruction

1865

13th Amendment ratified ending slavery.

Lincoln Assassinated

04/15/1865

Panic of 1873

1873 - 1879

The Long Depression

Statue of Liberty Dedicated

1886

Weather & Epidemics

Hurricane

10/14/1804

Earthquake

1811 - 1812

New Madrid series. Felt over eastern United State. Bricks fell in GA.

Yellow Fever

1820

First epidemic in Savannah. 666 people die.

Yellow Fever

1854

1,040 people die in Savannah.

Yellow Fever

08/11/1876

Within 2 weeks, 1,066 people die in Savannah. by 9/1876, 5,000 of 28,000 have fled the city.

Earthquake

1886

Centered in Charleston and felt strongly in Savannah and other parts of GA.

Earthquake

1903

in Savannah 1/23.

Earthquake

1912

In Savannah 6/20.

Technology & Industry

Telegraph

1844

Invented by Samuel Morse.

Macon & Brunswick Railroad built

1856 - 1870

Macon & Brunswick Railroad

04/12/1867

Major progress made in completing line. Fifty miles of trackage completed from Macon to Hawkinsville.

Sound Recording

1878

Edison invents.

Light Bulb

1879

Edison invents.

American Automobile Industry started

1890

Georgia Leads Naval Stores Production

1890 - 1905

1st Motion Picture shown in US

1896

Florida Leads Naval Stores Production

1905 - 1923