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
_ SUPPLEMENT XIX. |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 ehaberra. 1921 Seventy men killed by explosion li Mt. Mulligan mine, Sept. 19. CANADA. 116t English Stamp Act accepted by C edian provinces. 1768 Sir Guy Carleton Governor. Great ire in Montreal. 1l7 Roman Catholic citizens of Canada con- armed in their political rights and property. 175 Legislative council of 23 members ap pointed. Commencement of the American War of Independence. 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. gomnery., 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- inces. 1792 First House of Assembly opened 1794 Toronto made the capital of Upper Ca- ads. 1SO8 Slavery abolished in Canada. 1812 Second war between the United States and Great Britain. Capture of Detroit by the British, Aug. 15. Surrender of General Wordsworth, Oct. 14. 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 26. 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 bill. 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- Iment. 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- tion. 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 scheme. 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, November. 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 12. 1868 Sir John Young becomes Governor-Gen- eral, Nov. 27. 1869 Hudson Bay territories purchased for £S300,000. 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 Canada. Discussion of the Fisheries question. 1872 Prince Edward's Island becomes a part of the Dominion of Canada. Earl of Dufferin becomes Governor-Gen- eral. 1878 Macdonald's ministry charged with cor- ruption, and forced to resign; new ministry formed by Mackenzie. 1875 Rejection of Reciprocity Treaty by United States. 1876 Destruction of St. Ryacinthe by fre, Sept. S. 1877 United States and Canada Fishery Oom- mission, at Halifax, award Canada 6,- 600,000. 1878 The Marquis of Lorne, son-in-law of Queen Victoria, appointed Viceroy, Oct. 14. Fortune Bay outrages. United States pay Fishery award, Nov. 21. 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- way Resolution against the Coercion Bill pased April 26. 1888 Newfoundland refuses to join Canada, April. Lord Stanley made Governor, June 11. 1889 Weldon Extradition Bill passed, April 26. 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- General. 1912 Great land boom and Indus of settlers in Northwest provinces, 1914 Empress pt Ireland sunk. May 29. 1920 Lord Julian Byng appointed Governor General. 1921 Death of Sir Sam. Hughes, Aug. 24. UNITED STATES. 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- mens. 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 War. Battle of Lexington, April 19; British retreat. Perpetual Union of the Colonies formed, May 20. General Washington Commander-in- Chief of the Continental forces, June 15. 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 17. Washington arrives at New York, April 14. 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 600). Battle of Brandywine; Howe (loss 500) defeats Washington (loss 1,000), Sept 11. 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. 3-4- 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), I_. - 178 sent to I r from the I ldue intoC I as fr 811tes*0 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- lina. 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 State. Indians defeat St. Clair. 1792 Kentucky admitted as the fifteenth State. 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, Genet. 1794 Washington's second term as President begins. 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 State. 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 President. 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, built. 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 England. 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 conspiracy. 1807 The first coast survey ordered by Con- grew Importation of slaves forbidden by Co gress. Eli Terry manufactures first wooden clocks. 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- phi. 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 Napoleon. First manufacture of steel pons begun First agricultural fair, held at George. town. Porcelain clay discovered in VermonL Hartford Fire Insurance Company noor. porated. 1811 Engagement between U. S. frigte "President," and British sloop, "Little Belt"." Depredations on American vessels by France and England. Stevens devises plan for plating vesels. First manufacture of screws by me- chinery. 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 Astoria. 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 by the The Ina, Presidf The Crn Jacksoi The Am British Duel bh Benton York (n taken Pike, The "Ci British First rol Stereotyp ica. Death of peake.' Battle ol British pulsed, Forts M1 by the The U. British The BriS heK U. The Britilee 68 guns, on Lake Erie, captured by the American feet, 56 guns, under Commodore Perry, Sept. 10. 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. 29. 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 _ graving. Massacre at Fort Dearborn, (Chieapg) by Indians. 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 17. 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 summer. 1817 Illinois admitted into the Union. Pensions granted revolutionary soldiers Jackson subdues Indians in Georgia and Alabama. Erie Canal commenced. Mississippi admitted into the Union. Harper Bros. publishing house founded. Clymer invents Columbian printing pres. New England Deaf and Dumb Aqhuhn founded. 1618 Foundation of the new Capitol laid, at Washington, Aug. 24. Pensacola, Fla., captured from the Spais, byJackson sae 5k."...,.,"*s lsS.5..,,.c. oW k . - __ - -- - . I - 7 A
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