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Treaty of Detroit

1807

The Panic of 1819, the first major financial crisis in the United States, begins

01/02/1819

American Civil War

1861 - 1865

Lincoln assassinated

1865

Chicago Fire

1871

The automobile is invented

1885

Spanish-American War

1898

Bureau of Investigation established

1908

World War I

1914 - 1918

World War II

1939 - 1945

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Vietnam War

1950 - 1975

Explorer, America’s first satellite, is launched

1958

Persian Gulf War

1991

Dissolution of the Soviet Union

1991

Era of Good Feelings

1817 - 1825

Pinkerton, the man

Allan Pinkerton is born August 25 in Glasgow, Scotland.

1819

Pinkerton, the man

Allan Pinkerton immigrates to the US, settles near Chicago

1842

Pinkerton, the man

*went to work making barrels

Allan Pinkerton joins the Chicago police department.

1847

Pinkerton, the man

Allan Pinkerton is appointed as Chicago’s first police detective.

1849

Pinkerton, the man

Allan Pinkerton, First chief of U.S. Secret Service

1861 - 1862

Death of Allan Pinkerton

1884

Pinkerton, the company

Allan Pinkerton joins his brother’s company

1850

Pinkerton, the company

*specialized in guarding railroad shipments. They change the name to the Pinkerton Detective Agency.

The first Pinkerton office opens at 80 Washington Street, Chicago, IL

1850

Pinkerton, the company

The Pinkerton Code is created

1850

• Accept no bribes
• Never compromise with criminals
• Partner with local law enforcement agencies
• Refuse divorce cases or cases that initiate scandals
• Turn down reward money (Agents were well paid)
• Never raise fees without the client’s pre-knowledge
• Keep clients apprised on an on-going basis

Pinkerton Detective Agency gains power to arrest criminals in US

1853

Pinkerton, the company

Pinkerton signs contracts to protect property of several mid-western railroads

1855

Pinkerton, the company

Kate Warne hired by Pinkerton; becomes first female detective in the U.S.

1856

Pinkerton, the company

Allan Pinkerton serves as Lincoln’s bodyguard at various times

1861 - 1864

Pinkerton organizes America’s first Secret Service agency, spying on confederacy

1861 - 1865

Pinkerton; uncovers and foils an assassination plot on life of Abraham Lincoln.

1861

Pinkerton, the company

*achieves national renown
*The killing was planned for a Baltimore railroad stop on the route to the President’s inauguration.

1st recorded train robbery; Pinkerton Agency called to locate/arrest culprits

1866

• Today’s “connection”: Pinkerton agents recovered $700,000 stolen from the Adams Express Company and captured the thieves. In today’s terms that is equivalent to $10,144,927.54

Pursuits of Jesse James, the Younger, Dalton gangs, Butch Cassidy & Wild Bunch

1870 - 1880

*Added visibility comes to the agency

Pinkerton Agency maintains largest collection of Mugshots; 1st criminal database

1870 - 1880

*They also begin the practice of clipping and filing stories from paper and magazines for reference in investigations – the first “criminal database.”

Pinkerton guards are hired to prevent looting after the Great Fire in Chicago

1871

Agency is taken over by his two sons, Robert and William.

1884

Ohio outlaws agency, due to possibility of being hired as private army/militia

1890

By the early 1890s, the 2,000 active agents and 30,000 reserves of the Pinkerton National Detective Agency were larger than the standing army of the United States of America.

The Anti-Pinkerton Act was a law passed by the U.S. Congress in 1893

1893

Pinkerton attack disbands Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch

1899

Robert Pinkerton II, the great grandson of Allan Pinkerton leads the Agency

1899

Pinkerton now has 20 offices around the country.

1906

The Agency is inherited by Allan Pinkerton II, the grandson of the founder

1907

Allan Pinkerton II becomes 1st president; changes name (incorporated)

1925

*changes name to “Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, Inc.”

Corporate headquarters moved to New York City; then 45 offices nationwide

1960

Pinkerton gains household recognition due to the World’s Fair, New York

1964 - 1965

Pinkerton offices established in Hong Kong, opening operations throughout Asia

1969

Pinkerton opens first office in London

1981

Pinkerton purchased by American Brands, Inc.

1983

Pinkerton launches international expansion plan

1991

Pinkerton evacuates 431 expatriates from Indonesia during Asian Currency Crisis

1998

Securitas AB acquires Pinkerton

2000

Pinkerton celebrates its 150 years of service; donates archives to LOC

2000

To commemorate the occasion, it donated a vast archive of material (over 185 boxes – estimated value at $1m) to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.)

• "We are honored that the Library of Congress considers our archives to be of historical significance and are proud to share the details of our organization's past with the nation," said Don W. Walker, Pinkerton's then president. "It is particularly fitting that we make this gift in the year we also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pinkerton Agency."

Pinkerton emerges as a corporate risk management leader on the global stage

2013

Pop Culture

"Pinkerton" is the second studio album by American alternative rock band Weezer

1996

*released on September 24, 1996 on DGC Records

Mega Brands History

Johnson & Johnson pioneers the first commercial first aid kits

1888

Johnson & Johnson: The tradition of providing disaster relief begins

1900

*he Company donates products and money to help the citizens of Galveston, Texas, in the aftermath of a hurricane.

Johnson & Johnson donates products/$ to citizens of San Francisco during quake

1906
  • the largest amount of help from any organization