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Crime/Disasters 08/15/1865 Alleged embezzlers, accused of defrauding the Phoenix Bank of up to $300,000 face a New York City Court
Slavery/Abolition 04/01/1859 Alleged fugitive slave arrested in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and sent that evening to Philadelphia
Battles/Soldiers 01/21/1862 Almost 40,000 Missourians are now in Union uniform, according to state reports
Crime/Disasters 09/07/1860 Almost three hundred drown on Lake Michigan in an excursion steamer collision
Science/Technology 07/22/1865 Almost three years in the building, the U.S.S. Dunderburg is finally launched into New York's East River
Science/Technology 06/14/1864 Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist, is born in Bavaria
Crime/Disasters 02/24/1860 Altercation on board U.S. Navy prize leads to four sailors arrested for mutiny
Education/Culture 06/12/1860 America's best trotting horses meet for a second time at the Union Course on Long Island
Cultural 06/06/1860 America's best trotting horses race in a three heat series at the Union Course on Long Island
Battles/Soldiers 03/24/1857 American adventurer Henry A. Crabb leads an expeditionary force across the Mexican border into Sonora
Business/Industry 06/11/1860 American bark sails from Buenos Aires to New York in thirty-six days, fastest on record
Religion/Philosophy 10/05/185910/06/1859 American Bible Union holds its 10th Annual Conference in New York City
Education/Culture 04/27/1863 American child prodigy pianist Willie Pape plays his first public concert in London
Lawmaking/Litigating 07/19/1860 American Colonization Society charter ship transporting rescued Africans to Liberia sails from Key West, Florida
Cultural 01/16/1860 American Colonization Society holds its forty-third annual meeting in Washington D.C.
Military/Violent 05/04/1855 American filibuster William Walker departs San Francisco for Central America
Business/Industry 09/12/1860 American filibuster William Walker is executed in Honduras
Military/Violent 11/03/1853 American filibuster William Walker proclaims himself president of an independent "Republic of Lower California"
Education/Culture 05/05/1847 American Medical Association founded in Philadelphia
Science/Technology 07/05/1859 American merchant captain discovers the Midway Islands