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Standard atlas of Wood County, Wisconsin including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Map of the state, United States and world. Patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information. Analysis of the system of U. S. land surveys, digest of the system of civil government, etc. etc.

Chronological arrangement of ancient, medieval and modern history,   pp. IX-XXII

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|i                                       ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN HISTORY.
1891  Federation Convention draft a Constitut-
tion for the Commonwealth of Aue-
tralia, April 3.
189s Serioua  floods  in Queensland, property
and life lost.
1896 Great panic in the money market; many
banks and business houses fail.
1901  New   Commonwealth    of Australia  pro-
claimed at Sydney.
1903  Bombala N. 8. W. chosen as capital.
1910  Bill passed providing for a Federal note
isue of $85,000,000.
1911  Commonwealth of Australia celebrated its
tenth anniversary by approval of site
for federal capital i  district of Yas
1921  Seventy   men killed   by explosion li
Mt. Mulligan mine, Sept. 19.
116t    English Stamp Act accepted by C edian
1768  Sir Guy Carleton Governor.
Great ire in Montreal.
1l7   Roman Catholic citizens of Canada    con-
armed in their political rights and
175   Legislative council of 23   members ap
Commencement of the American War of
Invasion of Canada by the Americans,
under Montgomery and B. Arnold.
Fort St. John taken by Montgomery,
Nov. S.
Montreal captured, Nov. 12
Arnold's  attack  on   Quebec  repulLd,
Nov. 14.
Arnold and Montgomery attack Quebec,
December 81.
Failure of attack and death of Mont.
1776  The   Americans   retreat  from  Canad,
June 18.
1184  Settlement of Upper Canada.
1791  Canada is given a constitution, and is
divided into upper and lower prov-
1792  First House of Assembly opened
1794  Toronto made the capital of Upper Ca-
1SO8  Slavery abolished in  Canada.
1812  Second  war between   the United States
and Great Britain.
Capture of Detroit by the British, Aug.
Surrender of General Wordsworth, Oct.
Van Reneselear capitulates, Nov. 27.
1812  Americans carry   Queenstown  Heights.
Death of General Brock.
1818  Americans defeated at Frenchtown.
Capture of Toronto, April 27, and Fort
George. May 27. by the Americans.
Defeat of the British at Sackettb Harbor,
May 29.
Victory of Americans at Stony Creek,
June 6.
Indecisive battle of Williamsburg. Nov. 7.
Commodore Perry's victory on Lake Erie.
Capture of English squadron.
Defeat of Proctor at the Thames, and
death of Tecumseh.
1814  United States troops successful at battle
of Longwood, March 4.
Defeat of the British at Chippewa, July
Battle of Lundy's Lane.
Naval battle oa Lake Champlain.
Treaty of Ghent closes the war.
1816 Bir George Sherbroke becomes Governor
of Lower Canada.
1817  Political agitation in Upper Canada.
Career of Robert Gourlay.
1818  Duke of Richmond     appointed  Govwnor
of Lower Canada.
1822  Antagonism   between  the   French  and
English inha.'tants of Lower Canada.
1824  Welland Canal incorporated.
First agitation apinst the Orangemen.
1826  Agitation in Upper Canada on the aiien
1826 Mackenzie's printing office destroyed by
a mob.
1828  Petition against misuse of revenues.
1829   First agitation  for responsible  govern
ment in Upper Canada.
1880  Lord Aylmer becomes Governor of Low-
er Canada.
1882  Imperial duties surrendered to the Cana-
dian Assembly.
1838  The Pupinean party aim   at a total sepa-
ration from Great Britain.
1836  First Canadian railway opened.
House of Assembly refuse supplies.
1887  Coercive measure of the British Parlia-
House of Assembly of Lower Canada re-
fuses to transact business.
sona of Liberty" rise in Montreal.
Commercial crisis in Canada and the
United States.
Troops withdrawn from Upper Canada.
Rebellion in Upper Canada beginsL
Attempt the capture of Toronto, Dec. 4.
Totally defeated by St. Eustace, Dec. 14.
Rebels receive aid from sympathizers in
the United States.
Affair of the "Caroline."
18S8  Sir John   Colborne appointed  Governor,
Jan. 16.
Affair of the "Anne" and the "Sir Rob-
ert Peel."
End of the rebellion in Upper Canada.
Resignation of Sir Francis Head, who is
succeeded by Lord Durham.
18819 Union of Upper and Lower Canada.
Lord Sydenham appointed Governor.
1840  Settlement of the   clergy reserves ques-
Responsible  government esablshe
Death of Lord Sydenham.
1858  Ottawa, formerly  Bytown, made the seat
of the provincial government by Queen
Victoria; the opposition defeat this
1860  Visit of the Prince of Wales to t'anada.
1861  Great fire in Quebec, June 7.
Commencement of the civil war in the
United States; fears of hostilities wita
that nation.
Lord   Monek    made    Governor-General,
Nov. 28.
British troops sent to Canada on account
of "Trent" affair.
Resignation   of  ministry;   Macdonald
forms a new cabinet.
1862  Death of Sir Allan M'Nab.
1864  Delegates assemble at Quebec to discuss
confederation of American colonies,
Oct. 10.
Confederate refugees make a raid from
Canada on St. Albans, Vt, Oct. 19;
Canadians arrest them upon their re-
turn, followed by their discharge, Dec.
14; General Dix proclaims reprisals;
order rescinded by President Lincoln.
1865  Parliament agrees to a confederation.
Great fire at Quebec.
Canada Parliament vote   £50,000 for de.
fense of the Dominion, March 28.
Canada consents to union of the prov-
inces, April 1.
1866  First Parliament of the Dominion meets
at Ottawa, June 7.
Discovery of gold in Hastings County,
Termination of the Reciprocity Treaty
* with the United States.
Fenian invasion threatened.
Fenians, under O'Neill, cross into Can-
ada; Canadian volunteers drive them
beck and disperse them.
Habeas Corpus suspended.
Mr. Galt's new tariff.
1867  Formation  of the Dominion    of Canada
by the confederation of Canada, New
Brunswick and Nova Scotia, March 29.
Lord Monck appointed Viceroy, July 2.
Canadian Railway Loan act pased, April
1868  Sir John   Young becomes Governor-Gen-
eral, Nov. 27.
1869  Hudson   Bay   territories  purchased  for
1870  Second Fenian raid repelled by militia;
the leader, O'Neill, captured by United
States troops.
Manitoba,    formerly   Rupert's   Land,
formed and becomes a part of the Do-
minion of Canada.
Prince Alfred visits Canada.
1871  British Columbia joins the Dominiu of
Discussion of the Fisheries question.
1872  Prince Edward's Island becomes a part
of the Dominion of Canada.
Earl of Dufferin becomes Governor-Gen-
1878  Macdonald's ministry  charged  with cor-
ruption, and forced to resign; new
ministry formed by Mackenzie.
1875  Rejection of Reciprocity Treaty by United
1876  Destruction  of St.  Ryacinthe  by  fre,
Sept. S.
1877  United States and Canada Fishery Oom-
mission, at Halifax, award Canada 6,-
1878  The   Marquis of Lorne, son-in-law    of
Queen   Victoria,  appointed  Viceroy,
Oct. 14.
Fortune Bay outrages.
United States pay Fishery award, Nov.
Arrival of Marquis of Lorne and Prin-
cess Louise, Nov. 25.
1879  Industrial Exposition at Ottawa.
1880  Earl of Salisbury   refuses compensation
for Fortune Bay affair; Lord Granville
grants it
1881  $75,000 award for Fortune Bay outrages.
Bill to construct railroad from  Halifax
to Buzzard Inlet passed, June 31.
Patents Issued to Canadian Pacific Rail-
way Company, Feb. 16.
1888  The   Marquis  of   Lansdowne   appointed
Governor-General, May 21.
Sir John Hawley Glover appointed Gov-
ernor of Newfoundland.
1884  Meeting of the    British  Association, at
Montreal, Aug. 27.
Dynamite explosions at Quebec, Oct. 11.
1885  Opening conflict at Fish Creek with the
half-breed  and  Indian  rebels,  under
Louis Riel, April 24.
Capture, near Batoche, of Louis Riel.
1888  Opening  of the Canadian    Pacific  Rail-
Resolution against the Coercion Bill
pased April 26.
1888  Newfoundland    refuses to  join  Canada,
Lord Stanley made Governor, June 11.
1889  Weldon   Extradition  Bill passed, April
1890  Toronto University burned, Feb. 14.
1891  Government party    sustained  at general
election, March 6.
General census taken April 5.
1898  Earl of Aberdeen    appointed  Governor-
General, May 11.
1895  School war in Manitoba.
1910  Silver agitation and mining development
in Porcupine district
1911  Duke of Connaught appointed Governor-
1912  Great land boom    and Indus  of settlers
in Northwest provinces,
1914   Empress pt Ireland sunk. May 29.
1920  Lord Julian Byng appointed Governor
1921  Death of Sir Sam. Hughes, Aug. 24.
1766  First Medical College established in Phil-
Shel phia
Th  tmp  Act passed,   in   England,
1769  The Governor of Virginia dissolves the
House of Burgesa.
The assembly of North Carolina dis-
solved by the Governor.
Goods sent to Boston from Great Britain
refused and sent back.
First paper mill erected at Milton.
1770  Boston massacre, March 5; British sol-
diers kill three and wound four citi-
Repeal of the duties on tea
1771  Insurrection  in  North  Carolina  against
the government officers by regulators;
rebellion suppressed, May 16, by Gov-
ernor Tryon and six regulatora hanged
1772  The   British man-of-war Gaspee burned
in Narragansett Bay by Americans
from Providence.
1778  First  American    Methodist  Conference,
consisting of ten ministers, all of for-
eign birth.
Blind Asylum eatablished at Williams-
burg, Va., the first in America.
The cargoes of the tea-ships in Boston
thrown Into the harbor by masked men,
Dec. 16.
1774  Boston Port Bill deprives Boston of its
port rights, March 25.
Meeting of the First Continental or Sec-
ond Colonial Congres, at Philadelphia,
Sept. 5.
Congress issues a Declaration of Rights,
NOV. 4.
1775  Commencement     of   the   Revolutionary
Battle of Lexington, April 19; British
Perpetual Union of the Colonies formed,
May 20.
General    Washington     Commander-in-
Chief of the Continental forces, June
Americans under Ethan Allen    take Ti-
conderoga, May 10.
Generals Howe, Clinton and Burgoyne
arrive from England.
Defeat of the Americans at Bunker Hill
after stubborn resistance, June 17.
Washington  assumes command     at Cam-
bridge, July 3.
Continental Fast Day, July 20.
Falmouth burned by the British, Oct. 17.
Generals Montgomery and Arnold invade
Canada; capture of St. John, Nov. 3;
of Montreal, Nov. 12. Repulse of Ar-
nold at Quebec, Nov. 14; second and
joint assault defeated and Montgom-
ery killed, Dec. 81.
1776  Destruction of Norfolk  by the British,
JAn. 1.
Boston evacuated by the British in eon-
sequence ot the Americans having tak-
en   possession  of Dorchester Hsights,
which commanded the harbor, March
Washington arrives at New York, April
Declaration of Independence, July 4.
Commissioners sent by Congress to solicit
a treaty with the French.
Battle of Flatbush, or Brooklyn, on
Long Island; Howe (loss 400) defeats
the American generals, Putnam and
Sullivan (loss 2,000), Aug. 27.
New   York evacusted by the Americans
and occupied by the British, Sept. 15.
Battle of White Plains; Howe (loss 800
or 400) defeats Washington (loss 800
or 400), Oct. 28.
Battle of Lake Champlain; capture of
the American fleet, Oct. 11-13.
Fort Washington capitulates, Nov. 16.
English occupy Rhode Island.
Washington   retreats  beyond  the  Dela-
ware, Nov. 28.
Congress adjourns to Baltimore, Dec. 12.
1776  Battle of Trenton; Washington (loss 9)
defeat  Itahl and  his Hessians  (lows
1,000), Dec. 26.
1777  Battle  of Princeton; Washington    (loss
100) defeats Mawhood (loss 400).
Battle of Bennington, Vt.; Stark    (loss
100) defeats Baum   and Bremen (loss
Battle of Brandywine; Howe (loss 500)
defeats Washington (loss 1,000), Sept
Arrival of Lafayette, who is made a
Major-General in Continental Army
Philadelphia  occupied  by  the  British,
Sept. 27.
Battle of Germantown; Howe (loss 600)
e',nbts Washington (loss 1,200), Oct.
Seeo ;i1  battle,  near  Stillwater;  Gen.
Gates (loss 350) defeats Burgoyne (loss
600), Oct. 7.
Surrender of Burgoyne, at Saratoga, with
-F,;/a       -;ll   _i  i
Articles of Confederation adopted by Con-
gress, Nov. 15.
American   independence   recognized  by
France, Dec. 16.
1778  Treaty  with  France concluded, Feb. 6.
Philadelphia evacuated by the British,
June 18.
Battle of Monmouth; Washington (loss
230) defeats Clinton (Ioss 400), June 26.
Massacre of Wyoming Valley, July S.
Count d'Estaing, with twelve ships of
the line, six frigate, and French
troops, arrives.
Battle on Rhode Island; Sullivan (loss
211) defeats Pigot (loss 260), Aug. 29.
Americans retreat from Rhode Island,
Aug. 30.
Savannah seized by the British, Dec. 29.
Repulse  of Americans   at Briar Creek,
March S.
1779  New   Haven   plundered  by  the  British,
July 5.
Fairfield and Green  Farms, in Connecti-
cut, taken by the British, July 7.
Stony Point taken by the Americans,
July 16.
Charleston, S. C., surrendered to zhe
British, May 12.
Battle of Camden, S C.; Cornwallis (lons
325) defeats General Gates (loss 780),
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1786  Delegates  assemble  at   Annapolis,  and
recommend a Convention to revise ar-
ticles of Confederation.
1787  Meeting  of Convention   at Philadelphia,
George Washington presiding.
Constitution of the United Statesi adopted
Sept. 17.
1788  Constitution ratified by  all the  States
except Rhode Island and North Caro-
Emancipation of slaves by the Quakers
of Philadelphia.
1789  First Congress meets at New York.
George Washington elected first Presi-
dent of the United States.
North Carolina ratifies the Constitution.
1790  Death   of Benjamin   Franklin, April 17.
Rhode Island ratifies the Constitution.
Hamilton's financial schemes proposed.
1791  Bank of the    United  States  establislhed,
at Philadelphia.
Vermont admitted as the fourteenth
Indians defeat St. Clair.
1792  Kentucky    admitted   as  the   fifteenth
The Columbia river discovered by Cap-
tain Grey.
Washington City chosen as the capital of
the republic.
1793  Invention of the cotton gin by Whitney,
resulting in the revolutionizing of the
culture of cotton.
Trouble with the French Ambamsdor,
1794  Washington's second   term  as President
Whisky rebellion in Pennsylvania. I
France recalls Genet.
Jay's treaty with Great Britain.
1796  Congress ratifies Jay's treaty.
1796  Tennessee   admitted   as  the   sixteenth
Resignation of George Washington.
1797  John Adams inaugurated as President.
Treaty with France annulled.
1798  War with France threatened.
1799  Death   of Washington, at Mt. Vernon,
Dec. 14.
1800  The   Government   removed   from  Phila-
delphia to Washington.
Treaty signed with France.
General Bankruptcy Law passe.
1801  Inauguration   of  Thomas   Jefferson  as
New York Evening Post established.
War with Tripoli commenced, June 10.
Death of Benedict Arnold, June 14.
1802  Ohio admitted as the seventeenth State.
Port of New Orleans closed by Spain,
and   American   vessels  forbidden  to
pass down Mississippi river.
1803  Louisiana  purchased  from  the  French;
$15,000,000 paid.
Pianos first manufactured at Boston.
1804  Aaron Burr kills Alexander Hamilton in
a duel, July 11.
Frigate "President" destroyed at Tripoli
by Decatur, Feb. 4.
Fort Dearborn, present site of Chicago,
Lewis &   Clark's expedition starts across
the plains.
1805  Treaty of peace with Tripoli, Jan. 4.
Ice first becomes an article of commerce.
Seizure of armed American vesels by
Lewis and Clark arrive at mouth of t
Columbia river.
1806  American commerce affected by blockade
of French and English coasts.
1807  British vessels ordered  to leave United
States waters.
Trouble with England respecting the
rights of neutrals.
Attack on the American ship "Cesas-
peake," by the British ship, "Leo-
pard," June 22.
Embargo on American ships declared
Dec. 22.
Acquittal of Aaron Burr on charge of
1807  The first coast survey ordered   by Con-
Importation  of slaves forbidden by  Co
Eli Terry manufactures first wooden
Fulton's first successful steamboat.
1808  Abolition of the slave trade, Jan. 1.
France  orders the seizure sad   confis-
tion of American vessels.
First printing office west of the Miss-
issippi, established at St. Louis.
First Bible Society founded, in Philadel-
1809   First woolen mills started, in New YorkL
Embargo repealed, March 1.
James Madison President.
Intercourse between France and Eng-
land forbidden.
1810  132  confiscated American vessels sold by
First manufacture of steel pons begun
First agricultural fair, held at George.
Porcelain clay discovered in VermonL
Hartford Fire Insurance Company noor.
1811  Engagement    between   U.    S.   frigte
"President," and British sloop, "Little
Depredations on American vessels by
France and England.
Stevens devises plan for plating vesels.
First manufacture of screws by me-
Battle of Tippecanoe; Gen. HarriSon do-
feats Tecumseh, Nov. 7.
Reparation made by the British for the
attack on the "Cbhpeake."
Great earthquake at New Madrid, Mo.
Astor's fur company estabishes pod of
Breech loading rifes invented.
1812  Embargo laid for ninety days.
Louisiana admitted into the Union.
Congress levies a tax of $3,000,000.
Additional force of 85,000 men authorized.
1818  The "Pe
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The Britilee      68 guns, on Lake Erie,
captured by   the  American  feet, 56
guns, under Commodore Perry, Sept.
Massacre of Fort Mimms, Ala., by the
Indians, Aug. 80.
Battle of Williamsburg, Nov. lI.
Burning of Newark, Canada, Nov. 12.
Buffalo burned by the British, Dec. 13.
The Britishl capture Fort Niagara, Dec.
Niagara frontier ravaged by the British,
Dec. 80.
Gen. Harrison, after having crossed Into
Canada,   defeats  and  disperses  the
British army under Gen. Proctor, near
the River Thames; death of Tecumseh,
Oct. 5.
1814  The   frigate  "Esex"  captured, at Val-
paraiso, by two British vessels.
Battle of Horse Shoe Bend, March 20.
The  "Epervier,"  a British vesd, cap-
tured by the "Peacock," April 29.
Oswego bombarded and taken by the
British, May 6.
The "Reindeer," a British vessel, cap
tured, by the '"Wp " June 26.
Fort Erie captured by the Americans
under Gen. Brown, July S.
Battle of Chippewa.
Brown defeats Drummond, July S.
Battle of Bridgewater, Lundy's Lane.
Brown and Scott defeat Drummond And
Rial, July 25
The Bnritsh bombard Stonington, Cann.,
Aug. 9.
Battle of Fort Erie, Aug. 15.
Battle of Bladensburg.
British General, Roes, defeats Winder,
Aug. 24.
British enter Washington, and burn the
public buildings
Alexandria taken by the British, Aug. 29.
The "Avon," a British    vess,  captured
by the "Wasp, Sept. 1,
Attack  on  Fort Bower (now     Morgan)
Ala., Sept. 5.
The British fleet on Lake Champlain, 95
gun,   Commodore    Downie,   captured
the American feet, of 86 guns, Com-
modore MacDonough, and their army
defeated at Plattsburg, by Gen. Ma-
comb, Sept. 11.
British expelled from Pensacola, by Jack-
son, Nov. 7.
Iattle on Lake Borgue, La., Dec. 14,
Battle below New Orleans, Dec. 22.
Jethro Wood patents his own plow.
Perkins makes first steeL plates for _
Massacre at Fort Dearborn, (Chieapg) by
Attack on Baltimore,
Bombardment of Fort McHenry
British defeated, And Gen. Ros killed,
Sept. 14,
Treaty of peace with Great Britain
signed, at Ghent, Dec. 24.
181 Battle of New Orleans
Defeat of the British, with the loss of
their leader, Gen. Packenham, by Gen.
Jackson, Jan. 8.
Capture  of the  frigate 'President"  by
the British squadron, Jan. 15
Treaty of Ghent ratified by the Senate,
Feb. 17.
"Constitution" captures the "Cyane"
and "Levant," Feb. 20.
War declared with Algiers
The "Penguin" captured by the "Hornet,"
March 28.
Commodore Decatur sent against Algiers.
Decatur captures Alerinw frigate, June
Runt first manufactures axes.
Terrific gale And food in New England,
Sept. 28.
1816  Indiana admitted as a State.
Second United States bank chartered.
Steam first applied to paper making.
Election of James Monroe, President.
mrs Emma Willard opens her girls'
shool at Troy.
This W" known As the year without a
1817  Illinois admitted  into the Union.
Pensions granted revolutionary soldiers
Jackson subdues Indians in Georgia and
Erie Canal commenced.
Mississippi admitted into the Union.
Harper Bros. publishing house founded.
Clymer    invents  Columbian    printing
New England Deaf and Dumb Aqhuhn
1618  Foundation of the new    Capitol laid, at
Washington, Aug. 24.
Pensacola,  Fla.,  captured   from   the
Spais, byJackson
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