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Subject: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/02/13 at 2:35 am

May 2nd 1863 – American Civil War: Confederate general Stonewall Jackson was wounded by friendly fire during the Battle of Chancellorsville, leading to his death by pneumonia eight days later.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/13 at 4:11 am

May 10th 1863 – American Civil War: Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies eight days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: danootaandme on 05/10/13 at 5:17 pm

Boo Hoo on Stone wall.  ::).    ...But nice thread, I am a bit of a Civil War buff. Chancellorsville was a win for the Confederates, but we know that in two months they will see Vicksburg and Gettysburg. 

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/13 at 1:46 am


Boo Hoo on Stone wall.  ::).    ...But nice thread, I am a bit of a Civil War buff. Chancellorsville was a win for the Confederates, but we know that in two months they will see Vicksburg and Gettysburg. 
I keep meaning to learn more about the Civil War and Lincoln, etc.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: danootaandme on 05/11/13 at 2:35 am


I keep meaning to learn more about the Civil War and Lincoln, etc.


The best introduction is the documentary "The Civil War" by Ken Burns.  It is fascinating and got a lot of people hooked on the war, including me.  I, also, would be glad to answer any questions.

Here are some youtube excerpts, though they are a pale example to the whole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsszvmuZBR4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWSf2L7QYoI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0MmfgEZnaE

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: warped on 05/11/13 at 7:06 am


The best introduction is the documentary "The Civil War" by Ken Burns.  It is fascinating and got a lot of people hooked on the war, including me. 



I'm with Danoota, I highly recommend it. It's a great series. I enjoyed it a lot.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/11/13 at 7:16 am


The best introduction is the documentary "The Civil War" by Ken Burns.  It is fascinating and got a lot of people hooked on the war, including me.  I, also, would be glad to answer any questions.

Here are some youtube excerpts, though they are a pale example to the whole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsszvmuZBR4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWSf2L7QYoI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0MmfgEZnaE
The movie Lincoln has helped me towards this.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/14/13 at 8:59 am

May 14th 1863 – American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson takes place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/13 at 4:16 am

May 17th 1863 – Rosalía de Castro publishes Cantares Gallegos, the first book in the Galician language.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/18/13 at 5:34 am

May 18th 1863 – American Civil War: General Ulysses S. Grant led his Army of the Tennessee across the Big Black River in preparation for the Siege of Vicksburg.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/13 at 4:11 am

May 21st 1863 – American Civil War: The Union Army succeeds in closing off the last escape route from Port Hudson, Louisiana, in preparation for the coming siege.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/13 at 4:11 am

May 21st 1863 – Organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/13 at 4:28 am

May 22nd 1863 – American Civil War: Siege of Port Hudson – Union forces begin to lay siege to the Confederate-controlled Port Hudson, Louisiana.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/07/13 at 3:51 am

June 7th 1863 – During the French intervention in Mexico, Mexico City is captured by French troops.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/09/13 at 6:50 am

June 9th 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/14/13 at 4:25 am

June 14th 1863

– American Civil War: Second Battle of Winchester – a Union garrison is defeated by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley town of Winchester, Virginia.

– Second Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson during the American Civil War.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/17/13 at 3:58 am

June 17th 1863 – Battle of Aldie in the Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/20/13 at 4:08 am

June 20th 1863 – American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/13 at 4:35 am

July 1st 1863 – Keti Koti (Emancipation Day) in Suriname, marking the abolition of slavery by the Netherlands.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/01/13 at 4:35 am

July 1st 1863 – American Civil War: the Battle of Gettysburg begins.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/03/13 at 5:35 am

July 3rd 1863 – Pickett's Charge, a futile Confederate infantry assault against Union Army positions, occurred during the final and bloodiest day of fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg, marking a turning point in the American Civil War.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/09/13 at 4:52 am

July 9th 1863 – American Civil War: the Siege of Port Hudson ends.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/13/13 at 9:47 am

July 13th 1863 – Three days of rioting began in New York City by opponents of new laws passed by the United States Congress to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/13 at 4:07 am

July 18th 1863 – American Civil War: Led by Union Army Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal African American military unit, spearheaded an assault on Fort Wagner near Charleston, South Carolina.
   

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Goodogbadog on 07/18/13 at 9:50 pm

Something a little more down-home and personal!

The Pursuit – Sunday, July 19, 1863

Moving an entire army, most of it on foot, was a very slow process. It took almost three hours from the time the order was first given at 6 a.m. for other divisions and brigades to pass before the 1st Brigade joined the line of march at the very rear of the Fifth Corps.

Once again, the march wasn’t taxing, the 1st Brigade maintaining a speed of about a mile and a half an hour. At noon, with Purcellville five and a half miles in the rear view mirror, regiments picked their spots to make camp, the 18th situating itself in an oak grove outside the town of Philomont, Virginia until the following morning.

Assistant Surgeon Joshua Wilbur, whose mid-day meal consisted of bread, butter, and coffee, blamed the last ingredient for his apparent insomnia. “I don't think it is good to drink so much coffee and have no doubt it has something to do with my not sleeping nights as I slept very well last night after drinking tea. But when a person has been traveling all day and eating nothing, coffee does taste good.”

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/13 at 4:03 am

July 26th 1863 – American Civil War: Morgan's Raid ends – At Salineville, Ohio, Confederate cavalry leader John Hunt Morgan and 360 of his volunteers are captured by Union forces.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/13 at 3:59 am

July 30th 1863 – American Indian Wars: Chief Pocatello of the Shoshone tribe signs the Treaty of Box Elder, agreeing to stop the harassment of emigrant trails in southern Idaho and northern Utah.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 10/30/13 at 11:07 pm

October 31st 1863 – The Maori Wars resumes as British forces in New Zealand led by General Duncan Cameron begin their Invasion of the Waikato.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 11/19/13 at 9:15 am

November 19, 1863: President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous speech known as the "Gettysburg Address".

Fourscore and seven years ago...

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: warped on 11/19/13 at 12:10 pm


November 19, 1863: President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous speech known as the "Gettysburg Address".

Fourscore and seven years ago...


So, seven score and 10 years ago he delivered four score and 7 years ago.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Howard on 11/19/13 at 3:14 pm


So, seven score and 10 years ago he delivered four score and 7 years ago.


;D

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/16/13 at 3:06 am

December 16th 1863 – American Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/14 at 3:14 am

March 12th 1864 – American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as a US Navy fleet of 13 Ironclads and 7 Gunboats and other support ships enter the Red River.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/25/14 at 2:00 am

April 25th 1864 – American Civil War: Confederate troops overwhelmed a small Union detachment, leading to Union abandonment of their position in Camden, Arkansas.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/14 at 1:37 am

April 29th 1864 – Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/14 at 2:01 am

May 7th 1864 – American Civil War: The Army of the Potomac, under General Ulysses S. Grant, breaks off from the Battle of the Wilderness and moves southwards.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/14 at 2:01 am

May 7th 1864 – The world's oldest surviving clipper ship, the City of Adelaide was launched by William Pile, Hay and Co. in Sunderland, England, for transporting passengers and goods between Britain and Australia.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/14 at 2:10 am

May 12th 1864 – American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in "the Bloody Angle".

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/14 at 2:02 am

May 15th 1864 – American Civil War: A small Confederate force, which included cadets from the Virginia Military Institute, forced the Union Army out of the Shenandoah Valley.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/15/14 at 2:07 am

May 15th 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/20/14 at 1:38 am

May 20th 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Ware Bottom Church – in the Virginia Bermuda Hundred Campaign, 10,000 troops fight in this Confederate victory.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/14 at 5:48 am

1864 – Russia declares an end to the Russian–Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated the Circassian Day of Mourning.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/14 at 6:36 am

May 21st 1864 - Belgian missionary priest Father Damien, 24, was ordained on the Island of Hawaii. Born Joseph de Veuster, the Picpus Father began a work among the lepers on the island of Molokai in 1873. Contracting the disease in 1884, Father Damien succumbed to it five years later.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/14 at 3:12 am

May 22nd 1864 – American Civil War: After ten weeks, the Union Army's Red River Campaign ends with the Union unable to achieve any of its objectives.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/29/14 at 3:21 am

May 29th 1864 – Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/05/14 at 1:46 am

June 5th 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Piedmont: Union forces under General David Hunter defeat a Confederate army at Piedmont, Virginia, taking nearly 1,000 prisoners.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/14 at 2:13 am

June 10th 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Brice's Crossroads - Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/12/14 at 3:55 am

June 12th 1864 – American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their positions at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/14 at 5:57 am

July 19th 1864 – Taiping Rebellion: Third Battle of Nanking – The Qing dynasty finally defeats the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/14 at 4:52 am

July 28th 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church – Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/05/14 at 4:22 am

August 5th 1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Mobile Bay begins – At Mobile Bay near Mobile, Alabama, Admiral David Farragut leads a Union flotilla through Confederate defenses and seals one of the last major Southern ports.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/14 at 2:23 am

August 22nd 1864 – The Red Cross movement led by Henry Dunant officially began when twelve European nations signed the First Geneva Convention, establishing the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/14/15 at 7:15 pm

1865 – American Civil War: Fort Fisher in North Carolina falls to the Union, thus cutting off the last major seaport of the Confederacy.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/15 at 8:40 pm

January 31st 1865 – American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/15 at 8:41 pm

January 31st 1865 – American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/15 at 6:37 pm

February 1st 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/07/15 at 6:46 pm

February 8th 1865 – In the United States, Delaware voters reject the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. (Delaware finally ratifies the amendment on February 12, 1901.)

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/15 at 12:47 am

1865 – End of the Uruguayan War, with a peace agreement between President Tomás Villalba and rebel leader Venancio Flores, setting the scene for the destructive War of the Triple Alliance.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/15 at 1:57 am

1865 – Opening of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founding member of the HSBC Group.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/04/15 at 12:41 am

1865 – The third and final national flag of the Confederate States of America is adopted by the Confederate Congress.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/15 at 6:03 am

1865 – American Civil War: The Battle of Averasborough began as Confederate forces suffer irreplaceable casualties in the final months of the war.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/18/15 at 6:02 pm

1865 – American Civil War: The Congress of the Confederate States adjourns for the last time.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/19/15 at 4:41 am

1865 – American Civil War: The Battle of Bentonville begins. By the end of the battle two days later, Confederate forces had retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/09/15 at 9:50 am

1865- US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders to US General Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox, Virginia courthouse leading to a cease-fire and the end of the war, ushering in the era of Reconstruction and the 13th Amendment, freeing all remaining slaves.

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Written By: yelimsexa on 04/15/15 at 6:42 am

1865- 16th US President Abraham Lincoln dies following his assasination to John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre. 

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: nally on 04/15/15 at 11:43 am


1865 16th US President Abraham Lincoln dies following his assassination to John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre. 

The first time that a U.S. President was assassinated. :\'(

He was replaced by Vice President Andrew Johnson.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/15 at 4:30 am

1865 – Astronomer Pietro Angelo Secchi demonstrates the Secchi disk, which measures water clarity, aboard Pope Pius IX's yacht, the L'Immaculata Concezion.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/15 at 2:39 am

1865 – American Civil War: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrenders his army to General William Tecumseh Sherman at the Bennett Place near Durham, North Carolina. Also the date of Confederate Memorial Day for two states.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/15 at 2:39 am

1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/15 at 4:54 am

1865 – The Empire of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay sign the Treaty of the Triple Alliance.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/05/15 at 4:32 am

1865 – In North Bend, Ohio (a suburb of Cincinnati), the first train robbery in the United States takes place.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:10 pm

May 10th 1865 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is captured by Union troops near Irwinville, Georgia.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/15 at 12:10 pm

May 10th 1865 – American Civil War: In Kentucky, Union soldiers ambush and mortally wound Confederate raider William Quantrill, who lingers until his death on June 6.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/12/15 at 3:37 am

May 12th 1865 – American Civil War: The Battle of Palmito Ranch: The first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:21 pm

May 13th 1865 – American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch: In far south Texas, more than a month after Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender, the last land battle of the Civil War ends with a Confederate victory.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/26/15 at 8:43 am

May 26th 1865 – American Civil War: The Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 06/10/15 at 4:20 am

June 10th 1865 – Richard Wagner's revolutionary Tristan und Isolde received its premiere in Munich.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/11/15 at 12:45 am

June 11th 1865 – The Naval Battle of Riachuelo is fought on the rivulet Riachuelo (Argentina), between the Paraguayan Navy on one side and the Brazilian Navy on the other. The Brazilian victory was crucial for the later success of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina) in the Paraguayan War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/19/15 at 6:34 am

June 19th 1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 41 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 06/23/15 at 2:59 am

June 23rd 1865 – American Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/04/15 at 2:40 am

July 4th 1865 – Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/06/15 at 12:32 am

July 6th 1865 – The first issue of The Nation magazine is published.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/15 at 1:35 am

July 7th 1865 – American Civil War: Four conspirators in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln are hanged.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/15 at 3:44 am

July 21st 1865 – In one of the few recorded instances of a "quick draw" gun duel in the American Old West, Wild Bill Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt over a poker debt.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Baltimoreian on 07/22/15 at 6:02 pm

Damn, 150 years ago, it would've been a month since the Civil War had its last shots fired.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/27/15 at 2:39 am

July 27th 1865 – Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/15 at 3:52 am

July 29th 1865 – Off the coast of Crescent City, California, US, the steamship Brother Jonathan, carrying a large shipment of gold coins that would not be retrieved until 1996, struck an uncharted rock and sank, killing 225 people.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 01/18/16 at 8:16 am

January 18th 1866 – Wesley College, Melbourne, is established.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/16/16 at 3:44 am

February 16th 1866 – Spencer Compton Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington becomes British Secretary of State for War.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 02/25/16 at 3:25 am

February 25th 1866 – Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull - human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/16 at 6:18 am

March 31st 1866 – The Spanish Navy bombs the harbor of Valparaíso, Chile.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/06/16 at 2:41 pm

April 6th 1866 – The Grand Army of the Republic, an American patriotic organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War, is founded. It lasts until 1956.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/08/16 at 2:47 am

April 8th 1866 – Italy and Prussia ally against the Austrian Empire.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 04/10/16 at 6:48 am

April 10th 1866 – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) is founded in New York City by Henry Bergh.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/08/16 at 3:54 am

May 8th 1866 - Australian Rules Football was created.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/10/16 at 9:47 am

May 10th 1866 – Romania National Holiday 1866-1947, The Modern Monarchy Instauration of the Kingdom of Romania, Carol I of Romania.

Subject: Re: 150 Years Ago Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/16/16 at 5:30 am

May 16th 1866 – The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel.

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Written By: Philip Eno on 05/31/16 at 3:25 am

May 31st 1866 – In the Fenian Invasion of Canada, John O'Neill leads 850 Fenian raiders across the Niagara River at Buffalo, New York/Fort Erie, Ontario, as part of an effort to free Ireland from the United Kingdom. Canadian militia and British regulars repulse the invaders in over the next three days, at a cost of nine dead and 38 wounded to the Fenian's 19 dead and about 17 wounded.

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