1876-1900

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In History
  • Battle of Little Bighorn

    Also known as Custer's Last Stand. The Battle of Little Bighorn was the worst U.S. defeat in the Plains Indian Wars. General Custer and all of his army were killed.
  • Colorado

    President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado into statehood. Colorado was the 38th state admitted to the U.S.
  • The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

    The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 happened in Martinsburg, West Virginia. The strike was in response to the B&O railroad company lowering wages for the third time that year. The federal government had to step in with militias to help stop the strike.
  • The First Commercial Telephone Exchange

    The first commercial telephone exchange occurred in the Boardman Building in New Haven, Connecticut. Before this, telephones were only owned by private persons or businesses.
  • First Photo Taken of The Orion Nebula

    Henry Draper, an amateur photographer, took the first photo taken of the Orion Nebula. This showed that long exposure could record stars and nebulae that are invisible to the naked eye.
  • 1880 Election

    James Garfield was elected as the 20th president of the United States. He defeated the democratic Winfield Hancock. The voter turnout was one of the highest in the nation's history.
  • The First State to Prohibit Alcohol

    Kansas was the first state to prohibit alcohol during the nationwide prohibition. Kansas had the longest prohibition out of any state, lasting from 1881 to 1948.
  • The Assassination of the President

    Charles J. Guiteau shot president Garfield at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington. Garfield did not die until 79 days later on September 19, 1881. Chester Arthur was sworn in on September 20, 1881, as the 21st president of the United States.
  • Coca-Cola

    Coca-Cola was first made by Dr John S Pemberton in Atlanta Georgia. Pemberton was a pharmacist and tested it out as his pharmacy. People loved it and it went on sale for five cents a glass.
  • The Panic of 1893

    The Panic of 1893 was an economic depression in the United States that started in 1893 and ended in 1897. The collapse was set off by the failure of two major U.S. companies, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad and the National Cordage Company.