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Science/Technology 06/18/186006/25/1860 A large new comet, visible to the naked eye, is observed all over the northern hemisphere
Crime/Disasters 04/14/1865 A late night fire causes heavy damage to workshops and warehouses in Rockford, Illinois
Science/Technology 04/10/1865 A Lunar Eclipse is seen through much of the southern states
US/the World 05/04/1863 A Maori revolt erupts in New Zealand
Campaigns/Elections 01/26/1861 A mass meeting of Philadelphia workingmen supports compromise and the Union
Crime/Disasters 12/09/1863 A massive afternoon fire in the port of New York destroys around thirty vessels
Crime/Disasters 07/25/1865 A massive afternoon summer thunderstorm hits Hartford, Connecticut
Crime/Disasters 03/06/1865 A massive evening fire in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince destroys much of the business district
Science/Technology 09/01/185909/02/1859 A massive geomagnetic storm disrupts navigation and telegraphy around the globe
Crime/Disasters 10/09/1865 A massive oil fire destroys wells and installations neat Pithole City in Venango County, Pennsylvania
Crime/Disasters 02/18/1864 A massive pre-dawn fire destroys a large section of Gloucester, Massachusetts
Science/Technology 05/01/1860 A meteor shower falls to earth over Muskingum County, Ohio
Crime/Disasters 08/12/1854 A Mexican firing squad executes French adventurer Gaston Raousset in Guaymas, Sonora
Lawmaking/Litigating 05/06/186305/07/1863 A Military Commission tries Clement Vallandigham in Cincinnati for "disloyal sentiments and opinions"
Business/Industry 02/23/1861 A national convention of workingmen meets in Philadelphia
Religion/Philosophy 04/30/1863 A National Day of Fasting and Prayer is held across the North
Lawmaking/Litigating 03/13/1862 A new Article of War forbids the military to return escaped slaves to their former owners
Science/Technology 05/05/1864 A partial eclipse of the Sun is visible in northwestern North America
Battles/Soldiers 11/20/1861 A party of Californians under Daniel Showalter make for Confederate Arizona with Union cavalry in pursuit
US/the World 04/25/1864 A Peace Conference aimed at ending the German-Danish war convenes in London