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Confederates fire on Ft. Sumter

April 12, 1861

Gatling Gun

1862

Emancipation Proclamation

September 22, 1862

Battle of Vicksburg

May 18, 1863 - July 4, 1863

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863

Lee surrenders at Appomattox

April 9, 1865

Lincoln assassinated

April 14, 1865

dynamite (Alfred Nobel)

1867

Johnson impeachment trial

March 30, 1868

14th Amendment

July 9, 1868

First transcontinental railroad completed

May 10, 1869

Andrew Carnegie builds modern steel mill

1874

Telephone (Alexander G. Bell)

1876

Battle of Little Big Horn

June 25 1876

Reconstruction ends

1877

Phonograph (Thomas A. Edison)

1878

Antiseptic (Joseph Lister)

1878

Light Bulb (Edison)

1879

Rockefeller forms Standard Oil Trust

1882

Automobile (Dalmer and Benz)

1885

Box camera (George Eastman)

1886

Coca Cola (Pemberton)

1886

AFL Founded

1886

Interstate Commerce Act

February 4, 1887

Radium (Marie Curie)

1890

Wireless communication (Marconi)

1895

X-Ray (Roentgen)

1895

Homestead Strike

1897

Spanish-American War

April 25, 1898 - August 12, 1898

Presidencies

James Buchanan

March 4, 1857 - March 4, 1861

Abraham Lincoln

March 4, 1861 - April 15, 1865

Andrew Johnson

April 15, 1865 - March 4, 1869

Ulysses S. Grant

March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1877

Rutherford B. Hayes

March 4, 1877 - March 4, 1881

James Garfield

March 4, 1881 - September 19, 1881

Chester Arthur

September 19, 1881 - March 4, 1885

Grover Cleveland

March 4, 1885 - March 4, 1889

Benjamin Harrison

March 4, 1889 - March 4, 1893

Grover Cleveland

March 4, 1893 - March 4, 1897

William McKinley

March 4, 1897 - September 14, 1901