Events

Type Date spansort icon Title
Crime/Disasters 01/06/1866 Thieves rob a New Haven Railway train express car as it rolls through the night to Boston
Crime/Disasters 01/05/1866 In Galion, Ohio, the Bellefontaine and Indianapolis Railroad suffers massive losses in a pre-dawn fire.
Lawmaking/Litigating 01/05/1866 In Washington, Senator Trumbull introduces measures to extend the authority of the Freedmen's Bureau
Crime/Disasters 01/05/1866 Richmond newspaper editors reportedly exchange pistol shots in the halls of the Virginia State Capitol
Crime/Disasters 01/03/1866 A small steamer explodes its boiler in New York Bay and two men are drowned
Crime/Disasters 01/02/1866 In Philadelphia, a large early-morning fire destroys several buildings on Chestnut Street
Personal 01/02/1866 The Radical Republican former Congressman Henry Winter Davis is buried in Baltimore, Maryland
Crime/Disasters 01/02/1866 In New Orleans, two French-language newspaper editors, about to duel with swords, are arrested
Crime/Disasters 12/31/1865 A morning fire in downtown Providence, Rhode Island causes heavy damage
US/the World 12/30/1865 In Santiago, Chile ratifies its alliance with Peru against Spain, assuring full-scale war over the Chincha Islands
Crime/Disasters 12/30/1865 A storm dumps snow over wide areas of the East, from Washington, DC to Boston
Campaigns/Elections 12/29/1865 After thirty-five years of continuous anti-slavery efforts under its editor William Lloyd Garrison, the Liberator ceases publication
Crime/Disasters 12/26/1865 Forty passengers and crew drown when steamer wrecks off the coast of North Carolina
Crime/Disasters 12/23/1865 Catholic Bishop accosted and wounded by highwaymen near Cincinnati, Ohio
Legal/Political 12/22/1865—01/04/1866 The first session of the 39th Congress is in a two-week holiday recess until January 5, 1866
Science/Technology 12/21/1865 Winter begins
Lawmaking/Litigating 12/21/1865 In Washington D.C., the U.S. Senate names its six members of the new Joint Committee on Reconstruction
Legal/Political 12/20/1865 The first session of the 39th Congress adjourns for a two-week holiday recess
Lawmaking/Litigating 12/18/1865 The Thirteenth Amendment outlawing slavery is announced as now the law of the land.
Crime/Disasters 12/18/1865 In the District of Columbia, an explosion kills seven men at the Washington Arsenal