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United States Map 1890
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1880-1890
  • 1881 James A. Garfield takes oath on March 4 as 20th President.
  • 1881 Garfield assassinated, Sep 19. Chester A. Arthur becomes 21st President.
  • 1883 Indonesian volcano Krakatau erupts killing 35,000.
  • 1883 Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Island to Brooklyn, completed May 24.
  • 1884 Statue of Liberty presented by France, construction required ten years.
  • 1884 First baseball World Series played.
  • 1885 Grover Cleveland takes oath on March 4 as 22nd President, 1st term.
  • 1886 Geronimo surrenders all Apache nations, September 4.
  • 1887 Susan Salter, Argonia, Kansas, becomes 1st woman mayor in U.S., Apr 4.
  • 1887 ICC established to bring order to the railroad industry.
  • 1888 First successful computer built by Herman Hollerith.
  • 1888 Richmond, VA introduces first Electric streetcars.
  • 1889 Benjamin Harrison takes oath on March 4 as 23rd President.
  • 1889 Indian Territory becomes Oklahoma Territory, thrown open to land-rush.
  • 1889 Ten story building erected in Chicago. Considered a skyscraper at the time.
  • 1889 North and South Dakota admitted as 39th and 40th states on Nov 2.
  • 1889 Montana admitted as 41st state on Nov 8.
  • 1889 Washington admitted as 42nd state on Nov 11.
  • 1889 Jefferson Davis dies at age 81 on Dec 6. Buried in New Orleans.
  • 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Act signed into law, Jul 2.
  • 1890 Idaho admitted as 43rd state on Jul 3.
  • 1890 Wyoming admitted as 44th state on Jul 10.
  • 1890 Thomas Alva Edison, invents motion pictures.
  • 1890 First skyscraper in New York City is the World Building, 26 stories.
  • 1890 Sitting Bull killed by Indian policemen while resisting arrest.
  • 1890 Indians (women & children) massacred at Wounded Knee, SD, Dec 29.
  • 1890 Teddy Roosevelt writes about Daniel Boone's excursion to KY in 1769.
  • 1890 Leonidas Merritt discovers iron ore lode at Mesabi, MN.


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