History

Thursday, November 8 2007

I like history, and this is something I can read for my own enjoyment. But I have not been interested of all history, like anything from 1st World War and onwards plus US history have not interested me.

However, while in Rome (so to speak) I should open up my mind and learn some new things. While in Denver, I went to Colorado Historical Society.

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Yes, it was slight amusing that the history timeline started at 1800 and seeing a note when peanut butter was invented. But it was worth a visit and only charged $7. I took pics – mostly v blurry 🙁

Here is a short re-cap of the history … the test will be on Monday 😉

1803 – US buys Colorado from the French via the Louisiana Purchase

1808 – African slave trade becomes prohibited

1810 – US population is 7,239,000

1812 – US declares war on Britain

1814 – British burn Washington

1815 – Battle of Waterloo and Battle of New Orleans.

1816 – 1st US savings bank, Baltimore first city to use gas lighting.

1819 – US’s first major banking crisis

1820 – US population is 9,638,000

1825 – US adopts Indian removal police

1835-36 War for Texas Independence, Colt revolver patented

1840 – US population is 17,089,453

1841 – President Harrison dies (first president to die while in office)

1842 – Settlers begin migration to Oregon

1844 – First commercial treaty with China

1845 – Annexation of Texas

1848 – Oregon territory created, gold discovered in California

1850 – US population 23,261,000, Territories of New Mexico, Utah organized and California admitted as a state.

1852 – Elisha Otis invents the passenger elevator.

1854 – Lincoln attacks slavery: Peoria Speech

1859 – First Texas cattle drive to Denver

1860 – US population 33,443,000

1861 – Telegraph spans the US

1862 – Sioux uprising in Minnesota

1864 – Grant assumes command of Union armies

1865 – Lincoln assassinated, Slavery abolished through 13th Amendment

1866 – Ku Klux Klan organized

1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia

1868 – Blacks granted citizenship by 14th Amendment

1869 – Wyoming first to give women right to vote

1870 – US population 39,818,000. Blacks gain vote by 15th Amendment.

1875 – Sioux war begins

1876 – Bell patents the telephone, Custer wiped out at Battle of the Little Big Horn

1880 – US population 56,155,000

1885 – Daimler develops internal combustion enegine

1889 – Oklahoma land rush

1890 – US population 62,947,714 Peanut butter invented

1895 – Supreme Court declares income tax unconstitutional

1898 – Spanish – American war

1900 – US population 75,994,575

1901 – Oil discovered in Texas

1906 – San Francisco earthquake

1910 – US population 91,172,226

1918-1919 Influenza kills 500,000 Americans

1919 – Race riots occurs in 26 cities

1920 – US population 106,446,000

1921 – First immigration quota law passed

1925 – 400,000 KKK march in Washington

1930 – US population 123,000,000

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