Important Events From 1802 - 1892

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Napoleon proclaims himself emperor.

1802

Atomic theory first published.

1803

Census counts 7,239,881 persons in United States

1810

Tecumseh defeated and killed in battle near Detroit, in Thames, Ontario.

1813

USS Constitution defeats two British ships off African coast 20 Feb.

1815

Missouri Compromise forbids slavery above 36 degrees 30 minutes latitude.

1820

Florence Nightingale is born in Florence, Italy: May 12.

1820

Ludwig van Beethoven dies.

1827

Potato famine in Ireland. Many flee to America for survival.

1846

The Plague: Pandemic strikes the world. Millions die.

1850

Civil War begins at Fort Sumter, Charleston, SC, April 12.

1861

Lincoln posed for photograph which appears on $5 bill, Feb 9.

1864

13th amendment abolishes slavery

1865

Alfred Nobel invents dynamite.

1866

US buys Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.

1867

Suez Canal completed.

1869

First electric street lighting (anywhere); Cleveland, OH, Public Square

1878

Indonesian volcano Krakatau erupts killing 35,000.

1883

French scientist Louis Pasteur,successfully tests an anti-rabies vaccine

1885

First skyscraper in New York City is the World Building, 26 stories.

1890

First bridge to span the lower Mississippi River is at Memphis.

1892