Timeline of American Cultural History

Documenting people, movements, and moments in the cultural history of the United States.

1692-02-01 19:08:29

Salem Witch Trials

1770-03-05 19:08:29

Boston Massacre

1776-01-10 19:08:29

Publication of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"

1776-07-04 06:16:13

Declaration of Independence

1777-07-04 19:08:29

The First Celebration of the Fourth of July

1789-02-04 19:08:29

George Washington elected President

1793-01-01 19:08:29

Yellow Fever Outbreak of 1793

1796-09-19 21:55:21

George Washington's Farewell Address

1800-01-01 19:08:29

Mason "Parson" Weems publishes the "Life of Washington"

1804-01-01 19:08:29

Lewis and Clark meet Scagawea

1814-09-12 19:08:29

The Star-Spangled Banner

1819-01-01 19:08:29

The Panic of 1819

1820-11-20 19:08:29

The Tragedy of the Essex

1830-01-01 06:16:13

The Trail of Tears

1830-12-10 19:08:29

Birth of Emily Dickinson

1835-01-01 21:55:21

Oberlin College Admits Women and African Americans

1836-02-23 19:08:29

The Battle of the Alamo

1837-01-01 21:55:21

First New Orleans Mardi Gras

1842-01-01 00:00:00

P.T. Barnum's First Freak Show

1844-05-22 19:08:29

Birth of Mary Cassatt

1845-01-01 19:08:29

John O'Sullivan Coins "Manifest Destiny"

1845-01-01 19:08:29

Publication of "The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave"

1848-01-24 19:08:29

Start of California Gold Rush

1849-01-01 19:08:29

The California Gold Rush

1852-03-20 13:05:09

Publication of 'Uncle Tom's Cabin"

1860-12-20 19:08:29

Secession of South Carolina

1862-03-09 06:16:13

The Battle of Hampton Roads

1863-01-01 19:08:29

Completion of Mutter Museum's First Building

1863-05-10 19:08:29

Death of "Stonewall" Jackson

1863-11-19 21:55:21

The Gettysburg Address

1865-04-14 19:08:29

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

1865-07-05 19:08:29

Creation of the Secret Service

1865-12-18 19:08:29

Adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment

1868-01-01 19:08:29

Andrew Johnson Adopts Pet Mice

1869-01-01 19:08:29

Creation of Major League Baseball

1870-03-30 19:08:29

Adoption of the Fifteenth Amendment

1871-10-08 06:16:13

Chicago Fire of 1871

1873-01-01 19:08:29

Invention of Colt .45

1873-01-01 19:08:29

Invention of the Steam Engine

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1873-01-01 19:08:29

The Invention of Blue Jeans

1876-01-01 19:08:29

Hayes-Tilden Compromise

1876-03-10 19:08:29

Bell Invents the Telephone

1886-05-08 19:08:29

Invention of Coca-Cola

1886-10-28 19:08:29

Dedication of the Statue of Liberty

1888-10-21 19:08:29

Fox Sisters Confess that Spirit Rappings Are a Fraud

1890-12-29 21:55:21

The Wounded Knee Massacre

1892-08-04 19:08:29

Lizzie Borden Murders

1893-01-01 21:55:21

H. H. Holmes Opens Hotel

1894-11-17 19:08:29

Capture of H.H. Holmes

1896-01-01 19:08:29

Henry Ford's First Automobile

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