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Important Events From 1802 - 1892
Napoleon proclaims himself emperor.
Atomic theory first published.
Census counts 7,239,881 persons in United States
Tecumseh defeated and killed in battle near Detroit, in Thames, Ontario.
USS Constitution defeats two British ships off African coast 20 Feb.
Florence Nightingale is born in Florence, Italy: May 12.
Missouri Compromise forbids slavery above 36 degrees 30 minutes latitude.
Ludwig van Beethoven dies.
Potato famine in Ireland. Many flee to America for survival.
The Plague: Pandemic strikes the world. Millions die.
Civil War begins at Fort Sumter, Charleston, SC, April 12.
Lincoln posed for photograph which appears on $5 bill, Feb 9.
13th amendment abolishes slavery
Alfred Nobel invents dynamite.
US buys Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.
Suez Canal completed.
First electric street lighting (anywhere); Cleveland, OH, Public Square
Indonesian volcano Krakatau erupts killing 35,000.
French scientist Louis Pasteur,successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine
First skyscraper in New York City is the World Building, 26 stories.
First bridge to span the lower Mississippi River is at Memphis.
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