Events

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Crime/Disasters 12/09/1863 A massive afternoon fire in the port of New York destroys around thirty vessels
Science/Technology 09/01/185909/02/1859 A massive geomagnetic storm disrupts navigation and telegraphy around the globe
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
Science/Technology 06/27/1859 A Police and Fire Alarm System goes into operation in Baltimore, Maryland
Battles/Soldiers 05/14/186305/15/1863 A powerful Union naval bombardment fails to silence the defenses of Port Hudson, Louisiana
Lawmaking/Litigating 03/28/1859 A referendum in Kansas confirms the legislature's call for a constitutional convention
Legal/Political 11/01/1858 A Reform Association is constituted in Baltimore to attempt to bring order to the city
Science/Technology 08/28/185908/29/1859 A remarkable display of the Northern Lights is seen in Europe and North America
US/the World 05/13/1861 A royal proclamation from London declares Britain neutral in the American war
Campaigns/Elections 03/26/1861 A secessionist flag flies near the Frankford Arsenal in north-east Philadelphia
Crime/Disasters 10/12/1856 A serious earthquake rocks most of the eastern Mediterranean