History Timeline

Inventions

Gatling Gun- Richard Gatling

1862

Dynamite- Alfred Noble

1867

Telephone- Alexander Bell

1876

Phonograph- Thomas Edison

1878

Antiseptic- Joseph Lister

1878

Light Bulb- Edison

1879

Automobile- Daimler and Benz

1885

Box Camera- George Eastman

1886

Coca Cola- Pemberton

1886

Radium- Marie Curie

1890

Wireless Communication- Marconi

1895

X-ray- Roentgen

1895

Events

Confederates fire on Fort Sumter

1861

Battle of Vicksburg

1863

Battle of Gettysburg

1863

Emancipation Proclamation

1863

Lee surrenders

1865

Lincoln assassinated

1865

Johnson impeachment trial

1868

14th Amendment

1868

First transcontinental R.R. completed

1869

Rockefeller forms Standard Oil Trust

1870

Andrew Carnegie builds modern steel mill

1874

Battle of Little Big Horn

1876

Reconstruction ends

1877

American Federation of Labor founded

1886

Interstate Commerce Act

1887

Homestead Strike

1892

Spanish-American War

1898

Presidents

Abraham Lincoln

1861 - 1865

Andrew Johnson

1865 - 1869

Ulysses Grant

1869 - 1877

Rutherford Hayes

1877 - 1881

James Garfield

March 4, 1881 - September 19, 1881

Chester Arthur

September 19, 1881 - March 4, 1885

Grover Clevelan

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