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1828/--/-- to 1902/--/-- female No children Settled in Kansas 1871
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1828/--/-- 0 *** Cowan, James [Grandfather] - Died Clinton County Kentucky Prob. Cowan Cem. Bristow farm Clinton co
1828/--/-- 0 *** Cowan, L. Jane (Owen) - Born to Cowan, Thomas A. and Long, Margaret Louise (Cowan)
1828/--/-- 0 - Composer Frederic Chopin begins concert tours at age 18.
1828/--/-- 0 - Greeks win War of Independence from Ottoman Empire
1828/--/-- 0 - Lavalleja's Thirty-three Immortals achieve Uruguayan independence from Brazil.
1828/--/-- 0 - Noah Webster publishes his American Dictionary of the English Language.
1828/--/-- 0 - Rammohun Roy founds the Brahmo Samaj religious society in India.
1828/--/-- 0 - The Duke of Wellington becomes prime minister of Britain.
1828/--/-- 0 - Virtuoso violin player Niccolo Paganini performs in Vienna.
1829/--/-- 1 *** Owen, Edward L. [Husband] - Born to Owen, Robert
1829/--/-- 1 - Andrew Jackson (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1829/--/-- 1 - Delacroix paints "Death of Sardanapalus"
1829/--/-- 1 - Explorer Charles Sturt charts the Murray River in Australia.
1829/--/-- 1 - Jackson introduces spoils system
1829/--/-- 1 - Jackson is inaugurated as the 7th U.S. president; Calhoun continues as vice-president.
1829/--/-- 1 - Lord Bentinck bans the Indian custom of suttee (the burning of widows).
1829/--/-- 1 - Louis Braille publishes his braille system of writing for the blind.
1829/--/-- 1 - Serbia becomes an autonomous principality under Prince Milos.
1829/--/-- 1 - Sir Robert Peel reorganizes the London police; his policemen are nicknamed Bobbies.
1829/--/-- 1 - Sir Robert Peel sponsers the Catholic Emancipation Act in Britain.
1829/--/-- 1 - The convict-free British colony of Western Australia is founded.
1829/--/-- 1 - The first U.S. encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia Americana, is begun.
1830/--/-- 2 - Belgium asserts its independence from the Netherlands.
1830/--/-- 2 - British geologist Charles Lyell begins publishing his Principles of Geology.
1830/--/-- 2 - Fructuoso Rivera is elected as first president of Uruguay.
1830/--/-- 2 - George Catlin begins his paintings of North American Indians about this time.
1830/--/-- 2 - Greece becomes independent from Turkey.
1830/--/-- 2 - Hector Berlioz composes his first major work the Symphonie Fantastique.
1830/--/-- 2 - Indian Removal Act moves eastern Indians west of Mississippi
1830/--/-- 2 - Joseph Smith founds the Mormon church at Fayette, New York.
1830/--/-- 2 - Louis Philippe is chosen as the citizen king of France.
1830/--/-- 2 - Philipon publishes the satirical weekly La Caricature, with contributions by Daumier.
1830/--/-- 2 - Polish rebellions are suppressed by Russia.
1830/--/-- 2 - Simon Bolivar resigns as dictator of Gran Colombia, he dies later in the year.
1830/--/-- 2 - The Indian Removal Act is passed to move the southeastern tribes to Indian Territory.
1830/--/-- 2 - The July Revolution in France forces the abdication of Charles X.
1830/--/-- 2 - The Women's magazine Godey's Lady's Book is published in the U.S.
1830/--/-- 2 - The locomotive Best Friend of Charleston is in use on the first U.S. railroad.
1830/--/-- 2 - William IV succeeds George IV as king of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1830/06/23 2 *** Cowan, John L. [Brother] - Born to Cowan, Thomas A. and Long, Margaret Louise (Cowan)
1831/--/-- 3 - British naturalist Charles Darwin sails to South America aboard H.M.S. Beagle.
1831/--/-- 3 - Cyrus McCormick invents a mechanical reaper.
1831/--/-- 3 - Explorer James Clark Ross determines the position of the north magnetic pole.
1831/--/-- 3 - Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Mazzini founds the Young Italy movement.
1831/--/-- 3 - Jose Antonio Paez becomes the first president of Venezuela.
1831/--/-- 3 - King Louis Philippe founds the French foreign legion.
1831/--/-- 3 - Leopold I is selected as the first king of Belgium.
1831/--/-- 3 - Michael Faraday demonstrates his theory of electromagnetic induction.
1831/--/-- 3 - Nat Turner leads a black slave revolt in Virginia; he is captured and hanged.
1831/--/-- 3 - Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin completes his masterpiece Eugene Onegin.
1831/--/-- 3 - The crown colony of British Guiana (Guyana) is formed.
1831/--/-- 3 - Victor Hugo "Hunchback of Notre Dame"
1831/--/-- 3 - William Lloyd Garrison publishes the abolitionist newspaper the Liberator.
1832/--/-- 4 - George Sand (Aurore Dudevant) publishes her first novel Indiana.
1832/--/-- 4 - Japanese artist Hiroshige begins work on Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido.
1832/--/-- 4 - Samuel F.B. Morse designs improved electromagnetic telegraph
1832/--/-- 4 - The Black Hawk War is the last major Indian conflict east of the Mississippi River.
1832/--/-- 4 - The Democratic party is formally established as a national organization.
1832/05/04 4 *** Cowen, Julia Ann S. (Owen) [Sister] - Born to Cowan, Thomas A. and Long, Margaret Louise (Cowan)
1833/--/-- 5 - A Bavarian prince becomes King Otto of Greece.
1833/--/-- 5 - Britain occupies the Falkland Islands.
1833/--/-- 5 - Carl von Clausewitz's classic study of warfare On War is published.
1833/--/-- 5 - General Santa Anna becomes president of Mexico.
1833/--/-- 5 - Isabella II succeeds Ferdinand VII, King of Spain; the Carlist Wars begin.
1833/--/-- 5 - President Jackson withdraws federal deposits from the Bank of the United States.
1833/--/-- 5 - Santa Anna elected President of Mexico
1833/--/-- 5 - The American Anti-Slavery Society is inaugurated in Philadelphia.
1833/--/-- 5 - Victor Hugo's novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame is published in English.
1834/--/-- 6 - A Quadruple Alliance is formed to aid Isabella II of Spain and Maria II of Portugal.
1834/--/-- 6 - American inventor Jacob Perkins patents the first practical ice-making machine.
1834/--/-- 6 - British politician Sir Robert Peel founds the Conservative Party.
1834/--/-- 6 - Indian Territory founded
1834/--/-- 6 - Slavery abolished in British Empire
1834/--/-- 6 - The Carlist Wars resume in Spain.
1834/--/-- 6 - The Hansom cab is designed; it becomes the standard horse-drawn cab in London.
1834/--/-- 6 - The Whig party is formed to oppose Andrew Jackson and the Democratic party.
1835/--/-- 7 *** Cowan, Thomas [Brother] - Born to Cowan, Thomas A. and Long, Margaret Louise (Cowan)
1835/--/-- 7 - American settlers begin the Texas Revolution against Mexican rule.
1835/--/-- 7 - Attempts to move the Seminole Indians begins the second Seminole War.
1835/--/-- 7 - Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen publishes Tales Told for Children.
1835/--/-- 7 - French politician Alexis de Tocqueville publishes Democracy in America.
1835/--/-- 7 - James Gordon Bennett founds the New York Herald newspaper.
1835/--/-- 7 - Second Seminole War in Florida
1836/--/-- 8 - American educator William Holmes McGuffey begins editing his Readers.
1836/--/-- 8 - American inventor Samuel Colt begins manufacturing the first revolver.
1836/--/-- 8 - American literary figure Ralph Waldo Emerson founds the Transcendental Club.
1836/--/-- 8 - Arkansas is inaugurated as the 25th state of the Union.
1836/--/-- 8 - Boer (Afrikaner) settlers begin the Great Trek into the South African interior.
1836/--/-- 8 - Bolivian president Santa Cruz invades Peru and forms the Peru-Bolivian Confederation.
1836/--/-- 8 - Charles Barry designs Westminster Palace in the Gothic Revival style.
1836/--/-- 8 - Charles Dickens publishes his first popular work The Pickwick Papers.
1836/--/-- 8 - John C. Calhoun supports the gag rules to prevent Congress debating slavery.
1836/--/-- 8 - Republic of Texas forms
1836/--/-- 8 - Russian author Nikolai Gogol writes his play The Inspector General.
1836/--/-- 8 - Santa Anna's army storms the Alamo in Texas, killing the defenders.
1836/--/-- 8 - Texans under Sam Houston defeat Santa Anna at the San Jacinto River.
1836/--/-- 8 - Texas Revolution
1836/--/-- 8 - The Arc de Triomphe, the world's largest triumphal arch, is completed in Paris.
1836/01/17 8 *** Pierce, Elizabeth Ann (Parmley) [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Pierce, Lewis and Cowan, Rachel (Pierce)
1836/09/25 8 *** Cowan, James V. [Brother] - Born to Cowan, Thomas A. and Long, Margaret Louise (Cowan)
1837/--/-- 9 - Britain's refusal to grant more home rule in Canada leads to the Rebellions of 1837.
1837/--/-- 9 - British scientist Charles Wheatstone designs an electric telegraph system.
1837/--/-- 9 - Charles Dickens "Oliver Twist"
1837/--/-- 9 - Louis Daguerre invents the daguerreotype method for taking permanent photographs.
1837/--/-- 9 - Martin Van Buren (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1837/--/-- 9 - Michigan is inaugurated as the 26th state of the Union.
1837/--/-- 9 - Mikhail Lermontov writes the Death of a Poet, inspired by the death of Pushkin.
1837/--/-- 9 - Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin is killed in a duel.
1837/--/-- 9 - Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle publishes The French Revolution.
1837/--/-- 9 - Seminole Indian leader Osceola is captured.
1837/--/-- 9 - Van Buren is inaugurated as the 8th U.S. president; Johnson becomes vice-president.
1837/--/-- 9 - William IV dies; Victoria succeeds him as Queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
1837/06/-- 9 - Victoria succeeds as Queen of Great Britain and Ireland.
1838/--/-- 10 *** Pierce, Daniel [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Pierce, Lewis and Cowan, Rachel (Pierce)
1838/--/-- 10 - Boer (Afrikaner) leader Andries Pretorius defeats the Zulus at the Battle of Blood River.
1838/--/-- 10 - British artist Joseph Mallord William Turner paints the Fighting Temeraire.
1838/--/-- 10 - Charles Wilkes heads a U.S. Navy expedition to Antarctica.
1838/--/-- 10 - Cherokee "Trail of Tears"
1838/--/-- 10 - French philosopher Auguste Comte inaugurates the science of sociology.
1838/--/-- 10 - Iowa Territory organized
1838/--/-- 10 - John Deere develops a steel-tipped plow capable of turning heavy prairie soil.
1838/--/-- 10 - Samuel F.B. Morse develops the Morse code for electric telegraph systems.
1838/--/-- 10 - Scottish blacksmith Kirkpatrick Macmillan makes the first pedal-driven bicycle.
1838/06/08 10 - Victoria crowned Queen of Great Britain and Ireland at Westminster Abbey by Will
1839/--/-- 11 - American inventor Charles Goodyear develops the vulcanization of rubber.
1839/--/-- 11 - Chile defeats Santa Cruz's Peru-Bolivian Confederation at the Battle of Yungay.
1839/--/-- 11 - Daguerre invents first form of photography
1839/--/-- 11 - French novelist Stendhal writes The Charterhouse of Parma.
1839/--/-- 11 - Hungarian composer and pianist Franz Liszt embarks on a concert tour of Europe.
1839/--/-- 11 - Jose Rafael Carrera captures Guatemala; the Central American Federation is dissolved.
1839/--/-- 11 - Stephens and Catherwood explore Maya ruins in the Yucatan.
1839/--/-- 11 - The Anglo-Afghan Wars begin in Afghanistan.
1839/--/-- 11 - The Opium Wars begin between Britain and China.
1839/--/-- 11 - Theodor Schwann and Matthias Jakob Schleiden formulate the cell theory.
1839/02/16 11 *** Cowan, Margaret P. [Sister] - Born to Cowan, Thomas A. and Long, Margaret Louise (Cowan)
1840/--/-- 12 - Civil War breaks out in Uruguay between the Colorados (reds) and Blancos (whites).
1840/--/-- 12 - Edgar Allen Poe: "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque"
1840/--/-- 12 - French philosopher and anarchist Pierre Joseph Proudhon writes What is Property.
1840/--/-- 12 - Horatio Greenough's classical statue of George Washington is strongly criticized.
1840/--/-- 12 - Maori chiefs sign over their tribal lands to Queen Victoria in the Treaty of Waitangi.
1840/--/-- 12 - Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg.
1840/--/-- 12 - Swiss-American naturalist Louis Agassiz postulates his theory of ice ages.
1840/--/-- 12 - The Liberty party is founded in Albany, N.Y. based exclusively on an antislavery platform.
1840/--/-- 12 - The Underground Railroad is active in helping escaping slaves in the U.S.
1840/--/-- 12 - The first adhesive postage stamp, the Penny Black, is issued in London.
1840/--/-- 12 - The metric system of measurement is reinstated in France.
1840/--/-- 12 - Upper and Lower Canada are united in the single Province of Canada.
1840/--/-- 12 - Upper and lower Canada united
1840/12/04 12 *** Cowan, Thomas A. [Father] - Died Clinton County Kentucky prob. Cowan Cem. Bristow Farm clinton co
1841/--/-- 13 *** Pierce, Rebecca (Tabor) [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Pierce, Lewis and Cowan, Rachel (Pierce)
1841/--/-- 13 - Edgar Allan Poe writes an early detective story The Murders in the Rue Morgue.
1841/--/-- 13 - George Grey is appointed governor of South Australia to help save the colony.
1841/--/-- 13 - Harrison is inaugurated as the 9th U.S. president; Tyler becomes vice-president.
1841/--/-- 13 - Horace Greeley founds the New York Tribune newspaper.
1841/--/-- 13 - Italian ballerina Carlotta Grisi creates the role of Giselle.
1841/--/-- 13 - John Tyler (Whig) becomes president of the United States
1841/--/-- 13 - Muhammad Ali defeats the Ottomans and becomes the hereditary ruler of Egypt.
1841/--/-- 13 - New Zealand is established as a separate British colony.
1841/--/-- 13 - President Harrison dies; John Tyler is inaugurated as the 10th U.S. president
1841/--/-- 13 - Whig prime minister Lord Melbourne resigns; he is succeeded by Sir Robert Peel.
1841/--/-- 13 - William Henry Harrison (Whig) becomes president of the United States
1841/--/-- 13 - William Henry Talbot patents the calotype photographic process.
1841/03/17 13 *** Cowan, Margaret P. [Sister] - Died
1842/--/-- 14 - 10-hour day for children under 12 in Massachusetts
1842/--/-- 14 - American explorer John C. Fremont begins surveying the Oregon Trail.
1842/--/-- 14 - American showman P.T. Barnum discovers the 40-inch midget Tom Thumb.
1842/--/-- 14 - Austrian physicist Christian Johann Doppler predicts the Doppler effect.
1842/--/-- 14 - China cedes Hong Kong to Britain.
1842/--/-- 14 - China is defeated in the first Opium War; Chinese ports are opened to British trade.
1842/--/-- 14 - Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti writes his opera Don Pasquale.
1843/--/-- 15 - A coup in Greece forces King Otto to accept a constitutional monarchy.
1843/--/-- 15 - Black American Sojourner Truth begins her reform mission.
1843/--/-- 15 - Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard publishes Either/Or.
1843/--/-- 15 - English art critic John Ruskin begins publishing Modern Painters.
1843/--/-- 15 - German astronomer Samuel Schwabe discovers the sunspot cycle.
1843/09/15 15 *** Pierce, Mary Susan (Guthrie) [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Pierce, Lewis and Cowan, Rachel (Pierce)
1844/--/-- 16 *** Pierce, Francis [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Pierce, Lewis and Cowan, Rachel (Pierce)
1844/--/-- 16 - Alexander Dumas "The Three Muskateers"
1844/--/-- 16 - Eastern Hispaniola declares independence from Haiti as the Dominican Republic.
1844/--/-- 16 - French author Alexandre Dumas (Dumas pere) publishes The Three Musketeers.
1844/--/-- 16 - Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormons, is killed by a lynch mob.
1844/--/-- 16 - Samuel F.B. Morse establishes the first U.S. telegraph link.
1844/--/-- 16 - Settlers in New South Wales force Britain to stop sending convicts to the colony.
1844/--/-- 16 - The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in England.
1844/--/-- 16 - William Henry Talbot begins his Pencil of Nature, the first book of photographs.
1845/--/-- 17 - American author Margaret Fuller publishes Women in the Nineteenth Century.
1845/--/-- 17 - British archaeologist Austen Layard excavates the sites of Nimrud and Nineveh.
1845/--/-- 17 - Civil War ends in Peru; Castilla Ramon is elected as president.
1845/--/-- 17 - Failure of the potato crop leads to a famine in Ireland.
1845/--/-- 17 - Florida is inaugurated as the 27th state of the Union.
1845/--/-- 17 - French artists Gavarni and Grandville begin designing the first elaborate posters.
1845/--/-- 17 - German composer Robert Schumann writes his Piano Concerto in A minor.
1845/--/-- 17 - German scientist Alexander von Humboldt publishes the first volume of his Kosmos.
1845/--/-- 17 - James K. Polk (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1845/--/-- 17 - Polk is inaugurated as the 11th U.S. president; Dallas becomes vice-president
1845/--/-- 17 - Sir John Franklin leads an ill-fated expedition in search of the Northwest Passage.
1845/--/-- 17 - The Republic of Texas becomes the 28th state of the Union.
1845/--/-- 17 - The Republic of Texas is annexed by the U.S.; it becomes the 28th state of the Union.
1845/--/-- 17 - The Sikh Wars begin in British India.
1845/--/-- 17 - The first clipper ship the Rainbow is built in New York.
1845/--/-- 17 - The term Manifest Destiny is first used in defense of U.S. territorial ambitions.
1845/03/28 17 *** Pierce, Ann Eliza (Grider) [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Pierce, Lewis and Cowan, Rachel (Pierce)
1846/--/-- 18 - Adolphe Sax patents the saxophone in Paris.
1846/--/-- 18 - American dentist William Morton extracts a tooth using ether as an anesthetic.
1846/--/-- 18 - German astronomer Johann Galle makes the first observation of the planet Neptune.
1846/--/-- 18 - German philosopher Ludwig Feuerbach publishes The Essence of Religion.
1846/--/-- 18 - Henry Creswicke Rawlinson deciphers the Mesopotamian cuneiform script.
1846/--/-- 18 - Iowa is inaugurated as the 29th state of the Union.
1846/--/-- 18 - Mexican War
1846/--/-- 18 - Mormon trek from Navoo to Salt Lake City
1846/--/-- 18 - Oregon boundary with Canada established at 49th parallel
1846/--/-- 18 - The Christy Minstrels begin performing in New York.
1846/--/-- 18 - The Mexican War begins over the U.S. annexation of Texas.
1846/--/-- 18 - The Mexican government collapses; Santa Anna is reelected as president.
1846/--/-- 18 - The Smithsonian Institution is created by Congress.
1846/--/-- 18 - The border between the U.S. and Canada is established, settling the Oregon Question.
1846/--/-- 18 - U.S. forces under Stephen Watts Kearny occupy New Mexico.
1846/--/-- 18 - U.S. forces under Zachary Taylor defeat the Mexicans at Palo Alto and Monterrey.
1846/--/-- 18 - Writer and artist Edward Lear publishes A Book of Nonsense.
1847/--/-- 19 - American missionary Marcus Whitman is killed by Cayuse Indians in Oregon.
1847/--/-- 19 - American oceanographer Matthew Maury publishes his first Wind and Current Charts.
1847/--/-- 19 - Charlotte Bronte publishes Jane Eyre; Emily Bronte publishes Wuthering Heights.
1847/--/-- 19 - English novelist William Makepeace Thackeray begins Vanity Fair.
1847/--/-- 19 - Honore de Balzac completes La Comedie humaine, a collection of over 100 novels.
1847/--/-- 19 - Italian statesman Cavour founds the liberal newspaper Il Risorgimento (resurgence).
1847/--/-- 19 - Maria Mitchell, the first woman astronomer in America, discovers a new comet.
1847/--/-- 19 - Mormons and the Indians
1847/--/-- 19 - Scott enters Mexico City after a series of battles; Mexico sues for peace.
1847/--/-- 19 - Sir James Simpson uses chloroform for childbirth
1847/--/-- 19 - Taylor defeats Santa Anna's Mexican army at the Battle of Buena Vista.
1847/--/-- 19 - The African slave colony of Liberia is declared independent.
1847/--/-- 19 - The American Medical Association is founded.
1847/--/-- 19 - The Mormons under Brigham Young found Salt Lake City.
1847/--/-- 19 - The U.S. post office begins using adhesive postage stamps.
1847/--/-- 19 - U.S. forces under Stockton, Fremont and Kearny occupy California.
1847/--/-- 19 - U.S. forces under Winfield Scott land at Veracruz and advance on Mexico City.
1847/03/31 19 *** Pierce, Martha Jane (Cook) [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Pierce, Lewis and Cowan, Rachel (Pierce)
1848/--/-- 20 - A Czech uprising under Frantisek Palacky is suppressed by Austria.
1848/--/-- 20 - American engineer James Bogardus begins using cast-iron for building construction.
1848/--/-- 20 - February Revolution by French workers makes Louis Napoleon III President of 2nd Reublic
1848/--/-- 20 - Ferdinand I abdicates; Francis Joseph becomes Emperor of Austria.
1848/--/-- 20 - French Barbizon artist Theodore Rousseau paints the Forest at Fontainebleau.
1848/--/-- 20 - French author Alexandre Dumas (Dumas fils) publishes his novel Camille.
1848/--/-- 20 - Gold discovered in California
1848/--/-- 20 - Holman Hunt, Millais and Rossetti form the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in Britain.
1848/--/-- 20 - Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels publish the Communist Manifesto.
1848/--/-- 20 - Karl Marx and Friedrick Engels publish "Communist Manifesto"
1848/--/-- 20 - Louis Philippe abdicates; a Second Republic is declared in France.
1848/--/-- 20 - Mexican Cession
1848/--/-- 20 - Risorgimento leader Garibaldi returns to Italy to fight in the war of independence.
1848/--/-- 20 - Scottish physicist William Thomson Kelvin proposes an absolute temperature scale.
1848/--/-- 20 - The Austrian revolution begins in Vienna; chancellor Metternich resigns.
1848/--/-- 20 - The Revolutions of 1848 break out in Europe.
1848/--/-- 20 - The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ratifies the cession of California and New Mexico.
1848/--/-- 20 - The discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill begins the California gold rush.
1848/--/-- 20 - The first U.S. women's rights assembly meets at the Seneca Falls Convention.
1848/--/-- 20 - Uprisings in Berlin force Frederick William IV to summon a constitutional assembly.
1848/--/-- 20 - Wisconsin is inaugurated as the 30th state of the Union.
1849/--/-- 21 - Amelia Bloomer publicizes bloomers (baggy trousers for women) in the Lily magazine.
1849/--/-- 21 - Austrian forces crush the Italian revolution; Mazzini and Garibaldi flee from Italy.
1849/--/-- 21 - Austrian premier Felix Schwarzenberg uses the Russian army to defeat the Hungarians.
1849/--/-- 21 - Black slave Harriet Tubman escapes and begins her Underground Railway work.
1849/--/-- 21 - Elizabeth Blackwell becomes the first woman to obtain a medical degree.
1849/--/-- 21 - Francois Rene de Chateaubriand publishes Memoirs From Beyond the Tomb.
1849/--/-- 21 - French physicist Armand Fizeau measures the velocity of light.
1849/--/-- 21 - Lajos Kossuth declares Hungarian independence from Austria.
1849/--/-- 21 - Russian anarchist Mikhail Bakunin is deported to Siberia.
1849/--/-- 21 - Taylor is inaugurated as the 12th U.S. president; Fillmore becomes vice-president
1849/--/-- 21 - Zachary Taylor (Whig) becomes president of the United States
1850/--/-- 22 - Allan Pinkerton founds the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.
1850/--/-- 22 - American author Nathaniel Hawthorne writes The Scarlet Letter.
1850/--/-- 22 - American popular songwriter Stephen Foster publishes Camptown Races.
1850/--/-- 22 - California is inaugurated as the 31st state of the Union.
1850/--/-- 22 - Congress reinforces the Fugitive Slave Law for the return of escaped slaves.
1850/--/-- 22 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning publishes her Sonnets From the Portuguese.
1850/--/-- 22 - English author Charles Dickens writes David Copperfield.
1850/--/-- 22 - French realist artist Gustave Courbet paints The Stone Breakers.
1850/--/-- 22 - Jenny Lind the Swedish nightingale begins her U.S. tour.
1850/--/-- 22 - Millard Fillmore (Whig) becomes president of the United States
1850/--/-- 22 - Nathanial Hawthorne "The Scarlet Letter"
1850/--/-- 22 - Photographer Mathew Brady publishes The Gallery of Illustrious Americans.
1850/--/-- 22 - Plains Indians cede land in exchange for reservations
1850/--/-- 22 - President Taylor dies; Millard Fillmore is inaugurated as the 13th U.S. president.
1850/--/-- 22 - The Compromise of 1850 establishes California as a non-slavery state.
1850/--/-- 22 - The Taiping Rebellion breaks out in China against the Ch'ing dynasty.
1850/--/-- 22 - The first issue of Harper's magazine is published.
1850/--/-- 22 - Utah and New Mexico Territories
1851/--/-- 23 - A gold rush begins in Victoria, Australia; Victoria becomes a separate colony.
1851/--/-- 23 - American author Herman Melville publishes Moby-Dick.
1851/--/-- 23 - Giuseppe Verdi's opera Rigoletto is produced in Venice.
1851/--/-- 23 - Harriet Beecher Stowe begins publishing Uncle Tom's Cabin.
1851/--/-- 23 - Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones found the New York Times.
1851/--/-- 23 - Isaac Merrit Singer invents the first practical sewing machine.
1851/--/-- 23 - Jacob Fussell begins making ice cream in commercial quantities in Baltimore.
1851/--/-- 23 - Melville "Moby Dick"
1851/--/-- 23 - Mongkut (Rama IV) becomes king of Siam (Thailand).
1851/--/-- 23 - Singer patents sewing machine
1851/--/-- 23 - The Crystal Palace is built in London to house the Great Exhibition.
1851/--/-- 23 - The U.S. yacht America defeats 17 British yachts in the first America's Cup contest.
1851/--/-- 23 - The first college sorority is established at Wesleyan College, Georgia.
1851/12/12 23 *** Pierce, Sarah "Sally" (Tuggle) [1st cousin once removed] - Born to Pierce, Lewis and Cowan, Rachel (Pierce)
1852/--/-- 24 - Argentinean dictator Rosas is defeated by forces under Urquiza at Monte Caseros.
1852/--/-- 24 - Britain gains control of the Irrawaddy delta after the second Anglo-Burma War.
1852/--/-- 24 - The Grimms begin publication of their Deutsches Worterbuch (German Dictionary).
1852/--/-- 24 - The Second Empire begins in France under Napoleon III.
1853/--/-- 25 - A U.S. naval squadron under Matthew Perry enters Tokyo Bay to negotiate a treaty.
1853/--/-- 25 - Chinese rebels capture Nanking and make it the capital of the Taiping kingdom.
1853/--/-- 25 - Crimean War between Turkey, France & Britain against Russia
1853/--/-- 25 - Franklin Pierce (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1853/--/-- 25 - Franklin Pierce is inaugurated as the 14th U.S. president; King becomes vice-president.
1853/--/-- 25 - General Santa Anna becomes dictator of Mexico for the last time.
1853/--/-- 25 - Georges Haussmann begins the reconstruction of Paris.
1853/--/-- 25 - Napoleon III marries the Empress Eugenie.
1853/--/-- 25 - Richard Wagner begins his cycle of four operas The Ring of The Nibelung.
1853/--/-- 25 - Russia occupies the Turkish principalities of Moldavia and Walachia.
1853/--/-- 25 - The U.S. adds land to New Mexico and Arizona with the Gadsden Purchase.
1853/--/-- 25 - Turkey issues an ultimatum to Russia; the Russians destroy the Turkish fleet at Sinope.
1854/--/-- 26 - A commercial treaty is signed between the U.S. and Japan, ending Japanese isolation.
1854/--/-- 26 - American writer and naturalist Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden.
1854/--/-- 26 - An Anglo-French-Turkish expeditionary force lands at Sevastopol in the Crimea.
1854/--/-- 26 - Britain and France declare war on Russia, beginning the Crimean War.
1854/--/-- 26 - Nebraska and Kansas Territories
1854/--/-- 26 - Pope Pius IX proclaims the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
1854/--/-- 26 - Raphaelite artist Holman Hunt paints The Scapegoat.
1854/--/-- 26 - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery
1854/--/-- 26 - Smith & Wesson invent revolver
1854/--/-- 26 - The Allied armies defeat the Russians at the Battle of Inkerman.
1854/--/-- 26 - The British grant independence to the Orange Free State in South Africa.
1854/--/-- 26 - The Charge of the Light Brigade is made by the British during the Battle of Balaklava.
1854/--/-- 26 - The Kansas-Nebraska Act reopens the controversy over the spread of slavery.
1854/--/-- 26 - The Republican party is formed after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.
1854/--/-- 26 - Upper half of Indian Territory becomes part of Kansas Territory
1854/12/21 26 *** Cowen, Julia Ann S. (Owen) [Sister] & Owen, John B. - Married
1855/--/-- 27 - British photographer Roger Fenton documents the Crimean War.
1855/--/-- 27 - Florence Nightingale reforms hygienic standards in Crimean hospitals.
1855/--/-- 27 - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow publishes The Songs of Hiawatha.
1855/--/-- 27 - Lord Palmerston becomes prime minister of Great Britain for the first time.
1855/--/-- 27 - Matthew Fontaine Maury publishes The Physical Geography of the Sea.
1855/--/-- 27 - Mexican dictator Santa Anna is overthrown.
1855/--/-- 27 - Nicholas I, Emperor of Russia dies; he is succeeded by his son Alexander II.
1855/--/-- 27 - Robert Browning publishes his poetry collection Men and Women.
1855/--/-- 27 - Scottish explorer David Livingstone discovers the Victoria Falls in Africa.
1855/--/-- 27 - The Allies occupy the Russian fortress at Sevastapol in the Crimea.
1855/--/-- 27 - The first formal ice hockey game is played in Kingston, Ontario.
1855/--/-- 27 - Walt Whitman publishes his first book of poetry, the Leaves of Grass.
1855/10/24 27 *** Cowan, William E. [Nephew] - Born to Owen, John B. and Cowen, Julia Ann S. (Owen)
1856/--/-- 28 - A new Opium War begins between China, Britain and France.
1856/--/-- 28 - English chemist William Perkin discovers synthetic dyes.
1856/--/-- 28 - The Treaty of Paris ends the Crimean War.
1856/--/-- 28 - The first Neanderthaler (prehistoric human) skeleton is discovered in Germany.
1856/--/-- 28 - Victor Hugo writes Les Miserables during his exile from France.
1856/01/08 28 *** Cowan, William J. [Brother] & Walker, Julia Ann (Cowan) - Married Clinton County Kentucky
1856/07/22 28 *** Cowan, William E. [Nephew] - Died Cowan cem. Clinton County KY
1857/--/-- 29 *** Owen, Margaret Elizabeth (Denney) [Niece] - Born to Owen, John B. and Cowen, Julia Ann S. (Owen)
1857/--/-- 29 - Buchanan is inaugurated as the 15th U.S. president; Breckinridge becomes vice-president.
1857/--/-- 29 - Disputes between Mormons and non-Mormon settlers leads to the Utah War.
1857/--/-- 29 - Elisha Graves Otis installs the first passenger elevator in a New York City store.
1857/--/-- 29 - English author Thomas Hughes publishes Tom Brown's Schooldays.
1857/--/-- 29 - French novelist Gustave Flaubert publishes Madame Bovary.
1857/--/-- 29 - French poet Baudelaire publishes Flowers of Evil and is arrested for immorality.
1857/--/-- 29 - James Buchanan (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1857/--/-- 29 - Kansas ratifies anti-slavery constitution
1857/--/-- 29 - Mormons and Paiute Indians kill 120 settlers in the Mountain Meadows Massacre.
1857/--/-- 29 - The Indian Mutiny begins when Indian troops rebel against the British in Meerut.
1857/--/-- 29 - The Oxford English Dictionary is begun in England.
1858/--/-- 30 - Benito Juarez becomes the first Mexican president of Indian descent.
1858/--/-- 30 - Bernadette Soubirous sees visions of the Vigin Mary in a grotto near Lourdes, France.
1858/--/-- 30 - Britain and France impose the Tientsin Treaty on China.
1858/--/-- 30 - British explorer John Hanning Speke discovers Lake Victoria in Africa.
1858/--/-- 30 - British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace outlines his theories of evolution.
1858/--/-- 30 - Charles Frederick Worth establishes his Paris fashion house.
1858/--/-- 30 - Cyrus W. Field lays the first transatlantic telegraph cable.
1858/--/-- 30 - Federal forces end the Utah War; Brigham Young is replaced as governor of Utah Territory.
1858/--/-- 30 - French photographer Nadar takes the first aerial photograph from a balloon.
1858/--/-- 30 - German-American artist Albert Bierstadt begins his landscapes of the American west.
1858/--/-- 30 - Jacques Offenbach's operetta Orpheus in the Underworld premiers in Paris.
1858/--/-- 30 - James Renwick begins the design of Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.
1858/--/-- 30 - Minnesota is inaugurated as the 32nd state of the Union.
1858/--/-- 30 - The Fenians (Irish Republican Brotherhood) are founded to overthrow British rule.
1858/--/-- 30 - The Indian Mutiny is suppressed by the British Army and loyal Indian troops.
1858/--/-- 30 - The government of India is transferred from the East India Company to the British crown.
1859/--/-- 31 - Abolitionist John Brown leads an attack on Harpers Ferry; he is captured and executed.
1859/--/-- 31 - Charles Darwin "Origin of Species"
1859/--/-- 31 - Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
1859/--/-- 31 - Ferdinand de Lesseps begins building the Suez Canal in Egypt.
1859/--/-- 31 - French inventor Ferdinand Carre develops a refrigeration system.
1859/--/-- 31 - Napoleon III assists the Italian statesman Cavour in a war against Austria.
1859/--/-- 31 - Oregon is inaugurated as the 33rd state of the Union.
1859/--/-- 31 - Queensland becomes a separate colony of Australia.
1859/02/21 31 *** Tabor, Lewis B. & Pierce, Rebecca (Tabor) [1st cousin once removed] - Married
1860/--/-- 32 *** Cowan, William J. "Bill" [Nephew] - Born to Cowan, William J. and Walker, Julia Ann (Cowan)
1860/--/-- 32 *** Owen, Louisa B. (O'Conner) [Niece] - Born to Owen, John B. and Cowen, Julia Ann S. (Owen)
1860/--/-- 32 - Abraham Lincoln is elected as the first Republican president of the United States.
1860/--/-- 32 - China resists the Tientsin Treaty; Anglo-French forces occupy Peking.
1860/--/-- 32 - English novelist Wilkie Collins writes The Woman in White.
1860/--/-- 32 - Florence Nightingale establishes a school for training nurses.
1860/--/-- 32 - George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) publishes The Mill on the Floss.
1860/--/-- 32 - Italian patriot Garibaldi invades Sicily and Naples with his 1,000 Redshirts.
1860/--/-- 32 - Jean Joseph Etienne Lenoir patents the first internal-combustion engine.
1860/--/-- 32 - Sardinia-Piedmont seizes the Papal States in Italy.
1860/--/-- 32 - South Carolina becomes the first Southern state to secede from the Union.
1860/--/-- 32 - The Crittenden Compromise tries to prevent a split between slave and free states.
1860/--/-- 32 - The Maori Wars begin against the British in New Zealand.
1860/--/-- 32 - The pony express is inaugurated to deliver mail from Missouri to California.
1861/--/-- 33 - Abraham Lincoln (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1861/--/-- 33 - American locksmith Linus Yale Jr. patents the cylinder lock.
1861/--/-- 33 - CONFEDERACY
1861/--/-- 33 - Civil War Begins
1861/--/-- 33 - English designer William Morris starts the Arts and Crafts Movement.
1861/--/-- 33 - Explorers Burke and Wills die during their north-south crossing of Australia.
1861/--/-- 33 - French artist Eugene Delacroix paints the Lion Hunt.
1861/--/-- 33 - General George B. McClellan is made commander of the Union forces.
1861/--/-- 33 - Italy is unified under Victor Emmanuel II.
1861/--/-- 33 - John Ericsson designs the Monitor, the first ship with a revolving gun-turret.
1861/--/-- 33 - Kansas is inaugurated as the 34th state of the Union.
1861/--/-- 33 - Lincoln is inaugurated as the 16th U.S. president; Hamlin becomes vice-president.
1861/--/-- 33 - Nicholas II abolishes serfdom in Russia.
1861/--/-- 33 - The Confederate States of America declare their independence from the U.S.
1861/--/-- 33 - The Confederates defeat the Union army in the First Battle of Bull Run.
1861/--/-- 33 - The Southern states meet to draft a constitution; Davis is selected as president.
1861/--/-- 33 - The Trent Affair begins when a Union ship intercepts a British steamer.
1861/--/-- 33 - The United States introduce the first national income tax.
1861/--/-- 33 - The bombardment of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor begins the U.S. Civil War.
1861/--/-- 33 - Unification of Italy
1861/--/-- 33 - Western territories reorganized by Republican Congresses
1861/07/10 33 *** Owen, Robert A. [Nephew] - Born to Owen, John B. and Cowen, Julia Ann S. (Owen)
1862/--/-- 34 - A Union fleet under David G. Farragut captures New Orleans.
1862/--/-- 34 - Bartolome Mitre unites Argentina and is elected president.
1862/--/-- 34 - Brady, O'Sullivan and Gardner document the Civil War in photographs.
1862/--/-- 34 - Explorer John McDouall Stuart makes the first south to north crossing of Australia.
1862/--/-- 34 - Foucault measures speed of light
1862/--/-- 34 - French actress Sarah Bernhardt makes her debut at the Comedie Francaise.
1862/--/-- 34 - French impressionist artist Edouard Manet paints Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe.
1862/--/-- 34 - French physicist Jean Foucault successfully measures the speed of light.
1862/--/-- 34 - French writer Victor Hugo completes his social novel Les Miserables.
1862/--/-- 34 - Lee defeats the Union army in the Second Battle of Bull Run.
1862/--/-- 34 - Lee's Confederate invasion of Maryland is halted at the Battle of Antietam.
1862/--/-- 34 - McClellan is defeated in the Seven Days Battle and retreats from the peninsular.
1862/--/-- 34 - Napoleon III imposes the Austrian prince Maximilian as emperor of Mexico.
1862/--/-- 34 - Richard J. Gatling invents the first practical machine gun.
1862/--/-- 34 - Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev publishes Fathers and Sons.
1862/--/-- 34 - The first recorded ski competition is held near Oslo in Norway.
1862/--/-- 34 - The ironclad warships Monitor and Merrimack clash at Hampton Roads, Va.
1862/--/-- 34 - Union forces under Burnside are defeated at the Battle of Fredricksburg.
1862/--/-- 34 - Union forces under Grant defeat the Confederates at the Battle of Shiloh.
1862/--/-- 34 - Union forces under McClellan begin the Peninsular Campaign to capture Richmond.
1862/--/-- 34 - William I appoints Otto von Bismarck as minister president of Prussia.
1863/--/-- 35 - Cambodia (Kampuchea) becomes a French protectorate.
1863/--/-- 35 - English philosopher John Stuart Mill publishes Utilitarianism.
1863/--/-- 35 - French impressionist artist Camille Pissarro exhibits at the Salon des Refuses.
1863/--/-- 35 - George I succeeds Otto as king of Greece.
1863/--/-- 35 - Grant defeats the Confederates in the Vicksburg Campaign.
1863/--/-- 35 - Ismail Pasha rules Egypt under the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire.
1863/--/-- 35 - Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation abolishes slavery in the Confederate states.
1863/--/-- 35 - London's Metropolitan Railway becomes the first underground subway.
1863/--/-- 35 - The Confederate guerrilla band Quantrill's Raiders pillage Lawrence, Kansas.
1863/--/-- 35 - The Confederates defeat the Union army at Chancellorsville; Jackson is killed.
1863/--/-- 35 - The Confederates under Lee are defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg.
1863/--/-- 35 - The French occupy Mexico City in support of Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico.
1863/--/-- 35 - The London Football Association issues the first soccer rules.
1863/--/-- 35 - West Virginia is inaugurated as the 35th state of the Union.
1863/05/02 35 *** Owen, Robert A. [Nephew] - Died Peolia Cem. Clinton county KY
1863/09/13 35 *** Owen, John B. [Nephew] - Born to Owen, John B. and Cowen, Julia Ann S. (Owen) near Livingston Tennessee
1864/--/-- 36 - A Chinese army under Gordon recaptures Nanking and ends the Taiping Rebellion.
1864/--/-- 36 - A Union army under Sherman invades Georgia, begining the Atlanta campaign.
1864/--/-- 36 - Cheyenne and Arapaho families massacred at Sand Creek, Colorado
1864/--/-- 36 - Denmark is defeated by Prussia; Schleswig-Holstein is ceded to Germany.
1864/--/-- 36 - Nevada is inaugurated as the 36th state of the Union.
1864/--/-- 36 - Paraguayan dictator Francisco Solano Lopez begins the War of the Triple Alliance.
1864/--/-- 36 - Sherman defeats the Confederates at Atlanta and begins his march to the sea.
1864/--/-- 36 - The Colorado militia massacre Cheyenne Indians at Sand Creek.
1864/--/-- 36 - The Confederate submarine Hunley sinks a Federal ship but is sunk in the process.
1864/--/-- 36 - The Geneva Convention sets standards of humane treatment in time of war.
1864/--/-- 36 - The Ionian Islands are ceded to Greece by Britain.
1864/--/-- 36 - The Union launches a drive on Richmond but falters in the Wilderness Campaign.
1864/--/-- 36 - Ulysses S. Grant is made general in chief of all the Union armies.
1864/08/09 36 *** Cowan, John L. [Brother] - Died Cowan Cem. Clinton County KY
1865/--/-- 37 - Andrew Johnson (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1865/--/-- 37 - Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th President of the U.S.
1865/--/-- 37 - Civil War Ends
1865/--/-- 37 - Confederate forces under Lee surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House.
1865/--/-- 37 - Count Leo Tolstoi begins his monumental Russian novel War and Peace.
1865/--/-- 37 - English author Lewis Carroll writes Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
1865/--/-- 37 - Johnston surrenders the last Confederate army to Sherman, ending the U.S. Civil War.
1865/--/-- 37 - Leo Tolstoy "War and Peace"
1865/--/-- 37 - Lincoln assassinated
1865/--/-- 37 - Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.
1865/--/-- 37 - Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky publishes Crime and Punishment.
1865/--/-- 37 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishes slavery.
1865/--/-- 37 - The Petersburg Campaign is won by Union forces; Lee evacuates Richmond.
1866/--/-- 38 - British engineer Robert Whitehead invents the first self-propelled torpedo.
1866/--/-- 38 - Congress authorize (but do not mandate) the use of the metric system in the U.S.
1866/--/-- 38 - Mendel publishes his genetic research in Experiments With Plant Hybrids.
1866/--/-- 38 - Prussia and Italy defeat Austria in the Seven Weeks' War.
1866/--/-- 38 - The Ku Klux Klan is founded in the southern United States.
1866/03/11 38 *** Cowen, Julia Ann S. (Owen) [Sister] - Died Suicide Peolia cem. Clinton County KY
1867/--/-- 39 - Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
1867/--/-- 39 - Bismark forms the North German Confederation under Prussian leadership.
1867/--/-- 39 - Diamond fields are discovered in South Africa.
1867/--/-- 39 - English photographer Julia Margaret Cameron takes Sir John Herschel's portrait.
1867/--/-- 39 - French troops withdraw from Mexico; Emperor Maximilian is executed by Juarez.
1867/--/-- 39 - Karl Marx publishes the first volume of Das Kapital.
1867/--/-- 39 - Nebraska is inaugurated as the 37th state of the Union.
1867/--/-- 39 - Sir John A. Macdonald becomes Canada's first prime minister.
1867/--/-- 39 - The Compromise (Ausgleich) of 1867 creates the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
1867/--/-- 39 - The Dominion of Canada is established by the British North America Act.
1868/--/-- 40 - A military coup led by General Juan Prim deposes Queen Isabella II of Spain.
1868/--/-- 40 - A skeleton of Cro-Magnon man is discovered in southern France.
1868/--/-- 40 - British labor unions form the Trades Union Congress.
1868/--/-- 40 - Christopher Sholes patents the first practical typewriter.
1868/--/-- 40 - Chulalongkorn succeeds his father Mongkut as the king of Siam (Thailand).
1868/--/-- 40 - Feminists Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton publish Revolution.
1868/--/-- 40 - Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem is performed for the first time.
1868/--/-- 40 - Ndebele king Mzilikazi dies in Africa; he is succeeded (1870) by his son Lobengula.
1868/--/-- 40 - The Meiji dynasty is restored in Japan; the Tokugawa shogunate is abolished.
1868/--/-- 40 - The Ten Years' War begins in Cuba against Spanish rule.
1868/--/-- 40 - U.S. President Andrew Johnson is impeached by Congress but acquitted by the Senate.
1868/--/-- 40 - William Gladstone becomes Liberal prime minister of Britain for the first time.
1869/--/-- 41 - 200 pitched battles between Indians and U.S. Calvary
1869/--/-- 41 - English author Matthew Arnold publishes Culture and Anarchy.
1869/--/-- 41 - French artist Eugene Louis Boudin paints On the Beach at Deauville.
1869/--/-- 41 - Grant is inaugurated as the 18th U.S. president; Colfax becomes vice-president.
1869/--/-- 41 - James Gordon Bennett Jr. commissions Stanley to search for Livingston in Africa.
1869/--/-- 41 - John Roebling designs the Brooklyn Bridge but dies after a construction accident.
1869/--/-- 41 - Louis Riel leads the Red River Rebellion in Canada.
1869/--/-- 41 - Ludwig II (Mad Ludwig) begins building his fantasy castles in Bavaria.
1869/--/-- 41 - Philadelphia garment workers organize the Knights of Labor, an early labor union.
1869/--/-- 41 - Pope Pius IX calls the First Vatican Council to discuss the dogma of papal infallibility.
1869/--/-- 41 - Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky begins work on his opera Boris Gudunov.
1869/--/-- 41 - Suez Canal opens
1869/--/-- 41 - The Cincinnati Red Stockings become the first professional baseball team.
1869/--/-- 41 - The Suez Canal is opened in Egypt.
1869/--/-- 41 - The first manufacturing patent is issued for chewing gum.
1869/--/-- 41 - The transcontinental railroad is completed at Promontory Point, Utah.
1869/--/-- 41 - Ulysses S. Grant (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1869/--/-- 41 - Union Pacific meets Central Pacific
1870/--/-- 42 - American industrialist John D. Rockefeller founds the Standard Oil Company.
1870/--/-- 42 - French war minister Leon Gambetta escapes from besieged Paris in a balloon.
1870/--/-- 42 - German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann excavates the ancient city of Troy.
1870/--/-- 42 - Paraguayan dictator Solano Lopez dies, ending the War of the Triple Alliance.
1870/--/-- 42 - Rome becomes the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.
1870/--/-- 42 - The Franco-Prussian War begins over a diplomatic incident engineered by Bismark.
1870/--/-- 42 - The Prussians defeat the French at Sedan; Napoleon III is taken prisoner.
1870/--/-- 42 - The Third Republic is formed in France; a Government of National Defense is established.
1870/--/-- 42 - The city of Miami is founded in Florida.
1871/--/-- 43 *** Owen, Edward L. [Husband] - Went from Kentucky or Tennessee to Kansas in 18 wagon train.
1871/--/-- 43 - American explorer Henry Morton Stanley finds Dr. Livingston in central Africa.
1871/--/-- 43 - Charles Taze Russell founds the Jehovah's Witnesses about this time.
1871/--/-- 43 - Fire destroys one-third of the city of Chicago.
1871/--/-- 43 - P.T Barnum launches a traveling circus, museum and menagerie.
1871/--/-- 43 - The Franco-Prussian War ends; Alsace and Lorraine are ceded to Germany.
1871/--/-- 43 - The French surrender to Prussia incites the Commune of Paris uprising.
1871/--/-- 43 - The German Empire is formally proclaimed at the Palace of Versailles.
1871/--/-- 43 - The Paris Commune is suppressed by government troops after a 2-month siege.
1871/--/-- 43 - Trade Unions legalized in Britain
1872/--/-- 44 - American artist James McNeill Whistler paints the Portrait of the Artist's Mother.
1872/--/-- 44 - English author George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) publishes Middlemarch.
1872/--/-- 44 - Indian leader Kintpuash leaves the Modoc reservation; the Modoc Wars begin.
1872/--/-- 44 - Monet paints Impression: Sunrise; the term impressionism is derived from the title.
1872/--/-- 44 - Photographer Eadweard Muybridge begins his series of motion studies.
1872/--/-- 44 - The Challenger Expedition begins the first systematic oceanographic survey.
1872/--/-- 44 - The cities of Buda and Pest unite to form Budapest (the capital of Hungary from 1918).
1872/--/-- 44 - The death of Kamehameha V ends the Kamehameha dynasty of Hawaiian kings.
1872/--/-- 44 - The first woman impressionist artist Berthe Morisot paints The Cradle.
1873/--/-- 45 - Englishman Maj. Walter Clopton Wingfield invents lawn tennis.
1873/--/-- 45 - French novelist Jules Verne publishes Around the World in Eighty Days.
1873/--/-- 45 - The Pacific Scandal in Canada causes the collapse of the Conservative government.
1873/--/-- 45 - The Panic of 1873 leads to 5 years of economic depression in the U.S.
1874/--/-- 46 - Benjamin Disraeli becomes the Conservative prime minister of Britain.
1874/--/-- 46 - English author Thomas Hardy publishes Far from the Madding Crowd.
1874/--/-- 46 - First impressionist exhibit in Paris
1874/--/-- 46 - French impressionist artist Pierre Auguste Renoir paints La Loge (The Box).
1874/--/-- 46 - The Comanche, Kiowa and other Indian tribes attack Adobe Walls in Texas.
1874/--/-- 46 - The Greenback party advocates currency reform in the U.S.
1874/--/-- 46 - The first exhibition of impressionist paintings is held in Paris.
1874/03/13 46 *** Cowan, James V. [Brother] - Died Cowan Cem. Clinton County KY
1875/--/-- 47 - American author Mark Twain publishes Tom Sawyer.
1875/--/-- 47 - Britain buys Suez Canal shares from the bankrupt Egyptian leader Ismail Pasha.
1875/--/-- 47 - Charles Stewart Parnell begins movement for Irish independence
1875/--/-- 47 - Georges Bizet's opera Carmen is performed in Paris.
1875/--/-- 47 - Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science, publishes Science and Health.
1875/--/-- 47 - The Bourbon monarchy is restored in Spain under Alfonso XII.
1876/--/-- 48 - Abd al-Hamid II assumes his rule as the last Ottoman sultan.
1876/--/-- 48 - Alexander Graham Bell patents his invention of the telephone.
1876/--/-- 48 - Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone
1876/--/-- 48 - British philosopher Herbert Spencer begins publishing the Principles of Sociology.
1876/--/-- 48 - Colorado is inaugurated as the 38th state of the Union.
1876/--/-- 48 - General Porfirio Diaz seizes power as the dictator of Mexico.
1876/--/-- 48 - German archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann excavates the ancient city of Mycenae.
1876/--/-- 48 - Impressionist artist Alfred Sisley paints Flood at the Port of Marly.
1876/--/-- 48 - Japan forces Korea to open up to foreign trade, countering the influence of China.
1876/--/-- 48 - Johann Strauss Jr. composes his waltz The Beautiful Blue Danube.
1876/--/-- 48 - National League founded (baseball)
1876/--/-- 48 - Queen Victoria assumes the title of Empress of India.
1876/--/-- 48 - Sioux Indians defeat General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
1876/--/-- 48 - Sioux and Cheyenne defeat Custer at Little Big Horn, Montanna
1876/--/-- 48 - The Bayreuth musical festival opens with a performance of Wagner's Ring cycle.
1876/--/-- 48 - The U.S. Centennial Exposition of 1876 is held in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
1877/--/-- 49 - Britain annexes Transvaal in South Africa.
1877/--/-- 49 - Chief Joseph leads the Nez Perce tribe against the U.S. Army.
1877/--/-- 49 - Hayes is inaugurated as the 19th U.S. president; Wheeler becomes vice-president
1877/--/-- 49 - Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli observes canali (channels) on Mars.
1877/--/-- 49 - Nez Perce leave Idaho for Canada
1877/--/-- 49 - Rutherford B. Hayes (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1877/--/-- 49 - Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake is performed by the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow.
1877/--/-- 49 - The All-England lawn tennis championship is played at Wimbledon for the first time.
1877/--/-- 49 - The Japanese army suppresses a samurai revolt led by Saigo Takamori.
1877/--/-- 49 - Thomas Edison invents the phonograph.
1877/--/-- 49 - Turkish suppression of Balkan nationalists leads to a new Russo-Turkish War.
1878/--/-- 50 - Ismail Pasha presents Cleopatra's Needles to Britain (1878) and the U.S. (1880).
1878/--/-- 50 - Northern Cheyenne escape Indian Territory
1878/--/-- 50 - Serbia, Montenegro and Romania are granted independence from Turkey.
1878/--/-- 50 - The Congress of Berlin reverses Russian gains from the San Stefano Treaty.
1878/--/-- 50 - The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company performs Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore.
1878/--/-- 50 - The Russo-Turkish War ends; The Treaty of San Stefano is imposed on Turkey.
1878/--/-- 50 - The second Anglo-Afghan War begins.
1878/--/-- 50 - Turkey's provinces of Bosnia and Hercegovina are placed under Austrian administration.
1879/--/-- 51 - Belgian king Leopold II sponsors Henry Morton Stanley's expedition to the Congo.
1879/--/-- 51 - Cetewayo's Zulus defeat the British at Isandhlwana, but are beaten at Ulundi.
1879/--/-- 51 - Charles Stewart Parnell leads the Home Rule for Ireland party.
1879/--/-- 51 - General Roca defeats the Patagonian Indians, opening the Pampas for settlement.
1879/--/-- 51 - Impressionist artist Edgar Degas paints Ballerina Posing for a Photograph.
1879/--/-- 51 - Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen writes A Doll's House.
1879/--/-- 51 - Tawfiq Pasha succeeds his father Ismail Pasha as khedive (viceroy) of Egypt.
1879/--/-- 51 - Territorial disputes lead to the War of the Pacific between Chile and Peru.
1879/--/-- 51 - Thomas Edison develops the first workable incandescent lamp (light bulb).
1879/--/-- 51 - Thomas Edison invents incandescent light
1880/--/-- 52 - American impressionist artist Mary Cassatt exhibits A Woman in Black at the Opera.
1880/--/-- 52 - Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged for murder.
1880/--/-- 52 - Boer (Afrikaner) uprisings begin against the British in Transvaal, South Africa.
1880/--/-- 52 - France annexes the Pacific island of Tahiti.
1880/--/-- 52 - French novelist Emile Zola writes Nana, a portrait of a prostitute.
1880/--/-- 52 - German composer Jacques Offenbach writes the opera Tales of Hoffmann.
1880/--/-- 52 - Gladstone succeeds Disraeli as British prime minister.
1880/--/-- 52 - Russian composer Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky writes the 1812 Overture.
1880/03/12 52 *** Pierce, Mary Susan (Guthrie) [1st cousin once removed] - Died Albany Cem. - Albany KY
1881/--/-- 53 - Alexander II is assassinated by narodniki revolutionaries in Russia.
1881/--/-- 53 - Chester A. Arthur (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1881/--/-- 53 - Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st U.S. president.
1881/--/-- 53 - Ferdinand de Lesseps begins an abortive attempt to build the Panama Canal.
1881/--/-- 53 - Garfield is inaugurated as the 20th U.S. president; Arthur becomes vice-president.
1881/--/-- 53 - James A. Garfield (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1881/--/-- 53 - Japanese statesman Itagaki Taisuke founds the Jiyuto (Liberal party).
1881/--/-- 53 - Lillie Langtry, mistress of the Prince of Wales, makes her acting debut.
1881/--/-- 53 - President Garfield is assassinated by Charles J. Guiteau.
1881/--/-- 53 - The Sudanese under Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad overthrow Egyptian rule.
1881/--/-- 53 - The first U.S. tennis championship is held in Newport, R.I.
1881/08/07 53 *** Denney, Nancy Brittain [Great Niece] - Born to Denney, William Matthew and Owen, Margaret Elizabeth (Denney)
1882/--/-- 54 - A Triple Alliance is established between Austria, Italy and Germany.
1882/--/-- 54 - Edison's New York plant begins supplying 59 customers with electricity.
1882/--/-- 54 - Impressionist artist Edouard Manet completes the Bar at the Folies-Bergere.
1882/--/-- 54 - Japanese statesman Okuma Shigenobu founds the Kaishinto, or Progressive, party.
1882/--/-- 54 - The British take control of Egypt, suppressing uprisings against Tawfiq Pasha.
1882/--/-- 54 - The U.S. begins to restrict immigration with the Chinese Exclusion Acts.
1883/--/-- 55 - Buffalo Bill Cody organizes his Wild West show.
1883/--/-- 55 - Civil Service established
1883/--/-- 55 - Cyrus H. K. Curtis publishes the Lady's Home Journal magazine.
1883/--/-- 55 - German philosopher Frederich Wilhelm Nietzsche begins Thus Spake Zarathustra.
1883/--/-- 55 - Maxim invents machine gun
1883/--/-- 55 - Paul Kruger becomes president of the Boer republic of the Transvaal in South Africa.
1883/--/-- 55 - Russian scientist Tsiolkovsky proves that a rocket could work in the vacuum of space.
1883/--/-- 55 - The Brooklyn Bridge is completed in New York.
1883/--/-- 55 - The Fabian Society is founded in London to spread socialist ideas.
1883/--/-- 55 - The Island volcano of Krakatoa explodes in Indonesia, causing 36,000 deaths.
1883/--/-- 55 - The first skyscraper (10 stories) is built in Chicago by William LeBaron Jenney.
1884/--/-- 56 - 15 European nations partition Africa for "spheres of influence"
1884/--/-- 56 - American author Mark Twain publishes the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.
1884/--/-- 56 - Belva Lockwood becomes the first woman nominated as a U.S. presidential candidate.
1884/--/-- 56 - German East Africa is formed from Rwanda, Mozambique,Tanzania and Burundi.
1884/--/-- 56 - Germany occupies South West Africa (Namibia).
1884/--/-- 56 - Lewis E. Waterman invents the first fountain pen with an ink reservoir.
1885/--/-- 57 - Boston Symphony Orchestra organizes its Promenade Concerts (the Boston Pops).
1885/--/-- 57 - Cleveland is inaugurated as the 22nd U.S. president; Hendricks becomes vice-president.
1885/--/-- 57 - French chemist Louis Pasteur develops a vaccine for rabies.
1885/--/-- 57 - General Gordon is killed by Mahdist forces at the siege of Khartoum in Sudan.
1885/--/-- 57 - Gottlieb Daimler develops the first motorcycle.
1885/--/-- 57 - Grover Cleveland (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1885/--/-- 57 - J. K. Stanley introduces his safety cycle, the basic model for the modern bicycle.
1885/--/-- 57 - Louis Pasteur administers successful rabies vaccination
1885/--/-- 57 - The Congo Free State (Zaire) becomes the possession of King Leopold II of Belgium.
1885/--/-- 57 - The Indian National Congress movement is founded in Bombay.
1886/--/-- 58 - Apache Indian chief Geronimo surrenders to General Nelson Miles.
1886/--/-- 58 - Britain makes Burma a province of India after winning the Anglo-Burma War.
1886/--/-- 58 - British prime minister Gladstone introduces an unsuccessful Home Rule bill for Ireland.
1886/--/-- 58 - French sculptor Auguste Rodin completes The Kiss.
1886/--/-- 58 - Gold is discovered in Transvaal, South Africa.
1886/--/-- 58 - Haymarket Square labor riot in Chicago kills eleven people
1886/--/-- 58 - Jose Balmaceda becomes president of Chile.
1886/--/-- 58 - Samuel Gompers organizes the American Federation of Labor.
1886/--/-- 58 - The Anglo-German Agreement recognizes German control over Tanganyika (Tanzania).
1886/--/-- 58 - The Statue of Liberty is unveiled in New York Harbor.
1887/--/-- 59 - Arthur Conan Doyle publishes the first Sherlock Holmes story.
1887/--/-- 59 - France creates the Union of Indochina (most of modern day Vietnam and Kampuchea).
1887/--/-- 59 - The Michelson-Morley experiment confirms the absence of ether.
1888/--/-- 60 - A patent is issued to American inventor John H. Loud for the first ball-point pen.
1888/--/-- 60 - American inventor George Eastman introduces the Kodak box camera.
1888/--/-- 60 - Britain unites its Caribbean colonies of Trinidad and Tobago.
1888/--/-- 60 - Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh paints Still Life With Sunflowers.
1888/--/-- 60 - Eastman's Kodak camera begins amateur photography
1888/--/-- 60 - Jack the Ripper murders seven women in London.
1888/--/-- 60 - Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov writes Scheherazade.
1888/--/-- 60 - The National Geographic Magazine is published for the first time.
1888/--/-- 60 - William II succeeds Frederick III as emperor of Germany.
1888/10/17 60 *** Wray, Sarah Susan (Cowan) & Cowan, William J. "Bill" [Nephew] - Married Albany, KY
1889/--/-- 61 - Benjamin Harrison (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1889/--/-- 61 - Benjamin Harrison is inaugurated as the 23rd U.S. president.
1889/--/-- 61 - Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria commits suicide at Mayerling.
1889/--/-- 61 - German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg is exiled in Switzerland.
1889/--/-- 61 - Gustave Eiffel designs the Eiffel Tower for the Paris Exposition.
1889/--/-- 61 - Japan's first prime minister Ito Hirobumi introduces the Meiji Constitution.
1889/--/-- 61 - Montana is inaugurated as the 41st state.
1889/--/-- 61 - Montana is inaugurated as the 41st state; Washington is inaugurated as the 42nd state.
1889/--/-- 61 - North Dakota and South Dakota are inaugurated as the 39th and 40th states.
1889/--/-- 61 - North Dakota is inaugurated as the 39th state of the Union.
1889/--/-- 61 - Pedro II emperor of Brazil is overthrown in a coup; Brazil is declared a republic.
1889/--/-- 61 - South Dakota is inaugurated as the 40th state of the Union.
1889/--/-- 61 - Washington is inaugurated as the 42nd state.
1890/--/-- 62 *** Cowan, William J. [Brother] - Died Cowan Cem. Clinton County KY
1890/--/-- 62 - AFL founded by S Gompers
1890/--/-- 62 - American naval officer Alfred Mahan publishes The Influence of Sea Power upon History.
1890/--/-- 62 - American psychologist William James publishes The Principles of Psychology.
1890/--/-- 62 - Cecil Rhodes becomes prime minister of the Cape Colony in South Africa.
1890/--/-- 62 - Claude Debussy begins composing Suite Bergamasque, including Clair de lune.
1890/--/-- 62 - Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh commits suicide.
1890/--/-- 62 - German chancellor Otto von Bismarck is dismissed by Emperor William II.
1890/--/-- 62 - Idaho is inaugurated as the 43rd state.
1890/--/-- 62 - Idaho is inaugurated as the 43rd state; Wyoming is inaugurated as the 44th state.
1890/--/-- 62 - Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore publishes Manasi (The Mind's Embodiment).
1890/--/-- 62 - Photographer Jacob Riis documents New York's poor in How the Other Half Lives.
1890/--/-- 62 - Sherman Antitrust Act
1890/--/-- 62 - Sioux Indians are massacred at the Battle of Wounded Knee.
1890/--/-- 62 - The British South Africa Company occupies Zimbabwe; conflicts begin with the Ndebele.
1890/--/-- 62 - The Forth Railway Bridge is opened, replacing the Brooklyn Bridge as the longest span.
1890/--/-- 62 - Wyoming is inaugurated as the 44th state.
1890/--/-- 62 - Zanzibar becomes a British protectorate.
1891/--/-- 63 - Anglo-Irish author Oscar Wilde publishes his only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.
1891/--/-- 63 - English novelist Thomas Hardy writes Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
1891/--/-- 63 - Eugene Dubois discovers the first Homo erectus remains on Java in Indonesia.
1891/--/-- 63 - French postimpressionist artist Paul Gauguin travels to Tahiti.
1891/--/-- 63 - James Naismith devises the game of basketball in Springfield, Mass.
1891/--/-- 63 - The American Express Company introduces the first traveler's checks.
1892/--/-- 64 - French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec paints At the Moulin Rouge.
1892/--/-- 64 - Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne completes the Card Players.
1892/--/-- 64 - James J. Corbett wins the heavyweight boxing championship from John L. Sullivan.
1892/--/-- 64 - Strike at Carnegie Steel results in ten deaths
1892/--/-- 64 - The San Francisco Examiner begins printing the first newspaper comic strip.
1892/--/-- 64 - Writer and political revolutionary Jose Marti founds the Cuban Revolutionary party.
1892/03/23 64 *** Cowan, David C. [Brother] - Died Albany cem. - Albany KY
1892/07/31 64 *** Long, Margaret Louise (Cowan) [Mother] - Died Kansas Oak Hill Cem. Elk City Kansas
1893/--/-- 65 - American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany begins producing Art Nouveau glassware.
1893/--/-- 65 - Cleveland is inaugurated as the 24th U.S. president; Hendricks becomes vice-president.
1893/--/-- 65 - France adds Laos to "protectorate" of Indochina
1893/--/-- 65 - France adds Laos to the Union of Indochina.
1893/--/-- 65 - Gladstone's second Irish Home Rule Bill is vetoed by the House of Lords in Britain.
1893/--/-- 65 - Grover Cleveland (Democrat) becomes president of the United States
1893/--/-- 65 - Queen Liliuokalani is ousted in Hawaii; Sanford B. Dole, is elected president (1894).
1893/--/-- 65 - The Ivory Coast becomes a French colony.
1893/--/-- 65 - Victor Horta's Tassel House in Brussels initiates the Art Nouveau architectural style.
1894/--/-- 66 - Britain establishes a protectorate over Buganda and conquers the rest of Uganda.
1894/--/-- 66 - Czech decorative artist Alfons Mucha designs a poster of Sarah Bernhardt.
1894/--/-- 66 - Dreyfus case splits France
1894/--/-- 66 - English artist Aubrey Beardsley illustrates Oscar Wilde's Salome.
1894/--/-- 66 - English author Rudyard Kipling publishes The Jungle Book.
1894/--/-- 66 - Percival Lowell builds an observatory to study the Martian canals.
1894/--/-- 66 - Rebellion in Korea begins the First Sino-Japanese War.
1894/--/-- 66 - The arrest of army captain Albert Dreyfus creates a political crisis in France.
1894/--/-- 66 - Thousands of Armenians are massacred in Turkey.
1895/--/-- 67 - Anglo-Irish playwright Oscar Wilde writes The Importance of Being Earnest.
1895/--/-- 67 - Japan defeats China; the Shimonoseki Treaty establishes Korean independence.
1895/--/-- 67 - Louis and Auguste Lumiere show the first motion pictures to a Paris cafe audience.
1895/--/-- 67 - Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilich Lenin is exiled to Siberia.
1895/--/-- 67 - Sir Henry Irving becomes the first British actor to be knighted.
1895/--/-- 67 - The American Bowling Congress (ABC) is founded.
1895/--/-- 67 - The Cuban War of Independence begins against Spain; Jose Marti is killed in battle.
1895/--/-- 67 - The Jameson Raid on the Boer republic of Transvaal increases anti-British hostility.
1895/--/-- 67 - The first list of best-selling books is published by The Bookman magazine.
1895/--/-- 67 - Wilhelm Rontgen discovers x-rays
1895/--/-- 67 - X rays are discovered by German physicist Wilhelm C. Roentgen.
1896/--/-- 68 - A tsunami (tidal wave) kills 27,000 people in Japan.
1896/--/-- 68 - Italian composer Giacomo Puccini writes the opera La Boheme.
1896/--/-- 68 - John Philip Sousa composes The Stars and Stripes Forever.
1896/--/-- 68 - King Menelik II defeats the Italians at Adwa, maintaining Ethiopian independence.
1896/--/-- 68 - Supreme Court rules "separate but equal" legal
1896/--/-- 68 - The first modern Olympic Games are held at Athens in Greece; 13 countries compete.
1896/--/-- 68 - Utah is inaugurated as the 45th state of the Union.
1896/01/02 68 *** Cowan, Fratie Ellen (Sloan) [Great Niece] - Born to Cowan, William J. "Bill" and Wray, Sarah Susan (Cowan)
1897/--/-- 69 - American comic strip The Katzenjammer Kids is begun by Rudolph Dirks.
1897/--/-- 69 - Austrian artist Gustav Klimt helps to found the Vienna Secession group.
1897/--/-- 69 - British physician Havelock Ellis begins his Studies in the Psychology of Sex.
1897/--/-- 69 - English author Rudyard Kipling publishes Captains Courageous.
1897/--/-- 69 - French dramatist Edmond Rostand writes Cyrano de Bergerac.
1897/--/-- 69 - French primitive artist Henri Rousseau paints The Sleeping Gypsy.
1897/--/-- 69 - McKinley is inaugurated as the 25th U.S. president; Hobart becomes vice-president.
1897/--/-- 69 - Russian author Anton Chekhov writes the play Uncle Vanya.
1897/--/-- 69 - Stanislavsky founds the Moscow Art Theater and begins the method acting technique.
1897/--/-- 69 - The first subway un the U.S. opens in Boston.
1897/--/-- 69 - Theodor Herzl organizes the World Zionist Congress at Basel in Switzerland.
1897/--/-- 69 - William Mckinley (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1898/--/-- 70 - Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw publishes Arms and the Man.
1898/--/-- 70 - Britain obtains a 99-year lease for Hong Kong from the Chinese.
1898/--/-- 70 - Commodore Dewey destroys the Spanish fleet in Manila harbor.
1898/--/-- 70 - Cuba occupied by U.S. and released
1898/--/-- 70 - English author H. G. Wells publishes The War of the Worlds.
1898/--/-- 70 - Spain cedes Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines to the U.S. in the Treaty of Paris.
1898/--/-- 70 - Spanish-American War, Cuba, Phillipines, US
1898/--/-- 70 - The Boxer Uprising begins in China; Empress Tz'u-hsi imprisons the emperor.
1898/--/-- 70 - The British under Kitchener defeat the Mahdists at Omdurman in Sudan.
1898/--/-- 70 - The Fashoda Incident leads to a French withdrawal from the Sudan.
1898/--/-- 70 - The Spanish fleet is destroyed off Cuba; Spain sues for peace.
1898/--/-- 70 - The Spanish-American War begins with a declaration of war by Congress.
1898/--/-- 70 - The U.S. army uses machine guns for the first time in the battle of Santiago.
1898/--/-- 70 - The U.S. battleship Maine explodes in the Spanish port of Manila in the Philippines.
1898/--/-- 70 - U.S. troops land on Cuba; Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders are in action.
1898/--/-- 70 - William Randolph Hearst's yellow journalism inflames anti-Spanish feelings.
1898/06/10 70 *** Cowan, Rachel (Pierce) [1st cousin] - Died Albany Cem. Albany, KY
1899/--/-- 71 *** Cowan, William J. "Bill" [Nephew] - Died Cowan Cem. Clinton County KY
1899/--/-- 71 - American artist Winslow Homer paints the Gulf Stream.
1899/--/-- 71 - American composer Scott Joplin publishes his Maple Leaf Rag.
1899/--/-- 71 - Designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh completes the Glasgow School of Art.
1899/--/-- 71 - English composer Edward Elgar writes The Enigma Variations.
1899/--/-- 71 - Journalist and future statesman Winston Churchill escapes from Boer captivity.
1899/--/-- 71 - Sigmund Freud "Interpretation of Dreams"
1899/--/-- 71 - The British under Robert Baden-Powell are besieged by the Boers at Mafeking.
1899/--/-- 71 - The South African War begins between the Boers (Afrikaners) and the British.
1899/--/-- 71 - U.S. Secretary of State John M. Hay advocates an Open Door Policy for China.
1900/--/-- 72 - American novelist Theodore Dreiser publishes his first novel Sister Carrie.
1900/--/-- 72 - An international force lifts the Boxer siege of Peking.
1900/--/-- 72 - British politician Keir Hardie helps to found the Labour party.
1900/--/-- 72 - Chinese nationalists besiege foreigners in Peking during the Boxer Uprising.
1900/--/-- 72 - Dutch physiologist Willem Einthoven invents the electrocardiograph.
1900/--/-- 72 - Hawaii is made a U.S. Territory; Sanford Dole serves as the first governor.
1900/--/-- 72 - Hector Guimard uses Art Nouveau designs for the entrances to the Paris Metro.
1900/--/-- 72 - Humbert I is assassinated; he is succeeded by Victor Emanuel III as king of Italy.
1900/--/-- 72 - Italian author Gabriele D'Annunzio publishes The Flame of Life.
1900/--/-- 72 - James J. Jeffries beats Jim Corbett to retain the heavyweight boxing title.
1900/--/-- 72 - Max Planck formulates the quantum theory in physics.
1900/--/-- 72 - Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud publishes The Interpretation of Dreams.
1900/--/-- 72 - Sir Arthur Evans begins the excavation of the Minoan palace at Knossos, Crete.
1900/--/-- 72 - The Boers begin a guerrilla war against the British occupation forces.
1900/--/-- 72 - The British defeat the Boer (Afrikaner) armies in South Africa and occupy Pretoria.
1900/--/-- 72 - The U.S. wins the first Davis Cup tennis contest.
1901/--/-- 73 - A 39,000 year-old frozen mammoth is discovered in Russia.
1901/--/-- 73 - A stele bearing the Code of Hammurabi is discovered in Susa, Iran.
1901/--/-- 73 - American surgeon Walter Reed proves that yellow fever is transmitted by mosquitoes.
1901/--/-- 73 - An American League of baseball is formed in competition to the National League.
1901/--/-- 73 - Andrew Carnegie sells his company and devotes himself to philanthropy.
1901/--/-- 73 - Britain incorporates Ashanti territory into the Gold Coast (Ghana).
1901/--/-- 73 - English author Beatrix Potter publishes her children's book The Tale of Peter Rabbit.
1901/--/-- 73 - Guglielmo Marconi tests radio transmissions between England and Newfoundland.
1901/--/-- 73 - King C. Gillette founds the American Safety Razor Company.
1901/--/-- 73 - Pres. McKinley shot by anarchist
1901/--/-- 73 - President McKinley is assassinated by the anarchist Leon Czolgosz.
1901/--/-- 73 - Queen Victoria dies; she is succeeded by her son Edward VII.
1901/--/-- 73 - Russia occupies Manchuria in north-east China.
1901/--/-- 73 - Sergei Rachmaninoff writes his Second Piano Concerto.
1901/--/-- 73 - Sir Edward Elgar composes the first of his five Pomp and Circumstance Marches.
1901/--/-- 73 - Spanish painter Pablo Picasso's Blue Period begins.
1901/--/-- 73 - Temperance advocate Carry Nation uses a hatchet to attack a Kansas saloon.
1901/--/-- 73 - The Commonwealth of Australia is founded.
1901/--/-- 73 - The first U.S. national bowling tournament is held.
1901/--/-- 73 - Theodore Roosevelt (Republican) becomes president of the United States
1901/--/-- 73 - Theodore Roosevelt is inaugurated as the 26th U.S. president.
1901/--/-- 73 - Victor L. Berger and Eugene V. Debs help found the American Socialist party.
1901/01/02 73 - Edward VII succeeds as King of Great Britain and Ireland.
1901/09/07 73 *** Owen, Edward L. [Husband] - Died Oak Hill Cem. Elk City, Kansas
1902/--/-- 74 *** Cowan, L. Jane (Owen) - Died Oak Hill cem. Elk City Kansas
1902/--/-- 74 - American artist Robert Henri paints the New York street scene West 57th Street.
1902/--/-- 74 - Conan Doyle writes the Sherlock Holmes adventure The Hound of the Baskervilles.
1902/--/-- 74 - English author Joseph Conrad publishes Heart of Darkness.
1902/--/-- 74 - French filmmaker Georges Melies produces A Trip to the Moon.
1902/--/-- 74 - Italian opera singer Enrico Caruso makes his first phonographic recording.
1902/--/-- 74 - Maksim Gorky's The Lower Depths is produced at the Moscow Art Theater.
1902/--/-- 74 - Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
1902/--/-- 74 - Roosevelt begins conservation of forests
1902/--/-- 74 - The Photo-Secession group is founded in New York by photographer Alfred Stieglitz.
1902/--/-- 74 - The Treaty of Vereeniging ends the South African War.
1902/08/-- 74 - Edward VII crowned King of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India at Wes

In 1828 Transportation was by:
          Foot
          Horse
          Sailing ship
          Bicycle
          Steamboat
By 1902 Transportation was by:
          Train
          Balloon
in addition.
By 1902 Transportation by:
          Sailing ship
had been discontinued.

In 1828 Communications was by:
          Word of Mouth
          Post Office
By 1902 Communications was by:
          Telegraph
          Telephone
in addition.

In 1828 Food Preparation was by:
          Wood

In 1828 Entertainment was by:
          Social Intercourse
          Organized Sports
          Travel
          Professional Sports
          Movies
          Radio
          Television
          Theme parks
          Computer

In 1828 Health Care was by:
          Operations
          Anesthetic
          X-Rays
          MRI

In 1828 War Making was by:
          Calvary
          gun
          Artillery
          Submarine
By 1902 War Making was by:
          Machine guns
          Iron Clad ships
          Mines
in addition.

In 1828 Navigation was by:
          Stars & Maps
          Compass

from the SFHR database of Duane Bristow 02-04-2016 10:06:31


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