Timeline
For Jane Elizabeth Digby

1807 to 1891

1231-1808
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Papal Inquisition from before birth until age 1
1478-1834
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Torquemada's Spanish Inquisition from before birth until age 27
1760-1820
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Reign of King George III (Hanover) from before birth until age 13
1792-1815
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Napoleonic war from before birth until age 8
1800-1809
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Thomas Jefferson elected president of US from before birth until age 2
1807
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Robert Fulton makes 1st practical steamboat voyage at age 0
1808
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Pompeii excavation begins in earnest at age 1
1808
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Import of new slaves into US Is banned at age 1
1809
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Charles Darwin born at age 2
1809-1816
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James Madison elected president of US from age 2 to 9
1810
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Homeopathy founded at age 3
1810
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US pop. reaches 7.2 million at age 3
1812
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Missouri organized as a territory at age 5
1812-1814
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War of 1812 from age 5 to 7
1812
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Louisiana enters the union - 18th at age 5
1815
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Battle of Waterloo at age 8
1815
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French outlaw slavery in France at age 8
1815
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Sumbawa volcano (Indonesia) erupts; 50,000 killed at age 8
1816
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Stethoscope at age 9
1816
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Photographic Negative at age 9
1816
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Indiana enters the union - 19th at age 9
1817-1824
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James Monroe president of US from age 10 to 17
1817
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Mississippi enters the union - 20th at age 10
1817
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Alabama organized as a territory at age 10
1817-1825
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Erie canal constructed from age 10 to 18
1817
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Pentrich Revolution - England's last revolution at age 10
1817-1823
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1st Cholera pandemic from age 10 to 16
1818
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Illinois enters the union - 21st at age 11
1818
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Savannah 1st steamship to cross the Atlantic at age 11
1819
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Arkansas organized as a territory at age 12
1819
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Oersted discovers electro-magnetism at age 12
1819
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Alabama enters the union - 22nd at age 12
1820-1830
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Reign of King George IV (Hanover) from age 13 to 23
1820
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Maine enters the union - 23rd at age 13
1821
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Missouri enters the union - 24th at age 14
1821
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US pop. reaches 9.2 million at age 14
1821-1829
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Greek war of Independence from age 14 to 22
1821
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1st US women's college at age 14
1822
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Florida organized as a territory at age 15
1824
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Erie canal finished at age 17
1824-1828
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John Quincy Adams president of US from age 17 to 21
1824
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Internal Combustion Engine at age 17
1826
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1st railroad tunnel (England) at age 19
1827
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1st Black newspaper Freedom's Journal at age 20
1827
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Ohms Law formulated at age 20
1827
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Ship's propeller (screw) at age 20
1828-1836
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Andrew Jackson president of US from age 21 to 29
1828
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1st Webster's Dictionary at age 21
1828
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1st railroad in the US at age 21
1829
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1st US patent on a typewriter at age 22
1829-1851
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2nd Cholera pandemic from age 22 to 44
1830
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Mormons (Latter Day Saints) founded at age 23
1830-1860
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Underground railroad leads 100,000 slaves to freedom in US from age 23 to 53
1830-1837
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Reign of King William IV (Hanover) from age 23 to 30
1832
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Horse-drawn trolleys in New York at age 25
1833
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Slavery abolished in British Empire (home and colonies) at age 26
1833
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Telegraph at age 26
1834
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Modern computer conceived by Charles Babbage at age 27
1835
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Halley's Comet at age 28
1835-1842
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2nd Seminole War from age 28 to 35
1836
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Battle of the Alamo at age 29
1836
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Texas war for independence from Mexico at age 29
1836
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Arkansas enters the union -25th at age 29
1837-1901
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Reign of Queen Victoria (Hanover) from age 30 until after timeline
1837-1840
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Martin Van Buren president of US from age 30 to 33
1837
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Depression and Panic in the US - inflation, speculation at age 30
1837
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Michigan enters the union - 26th at age 30
1838-1839
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Forced relocation of Cherokee from age 31 to 32
1839-1842
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Opium war between China and the English from age 32 to 35
1841-1844
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John Tyler president of US from age 34 to 37
1842
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Chinese cede Hong Kong to the English at age 35
1844
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1st telegraph line message, Washington to New York at age 37
1845
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Florida enters the union - 27th at age 38
1845-1848
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James K Polk president of US from age 38 to 41
1845-1846
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Irish Potato Famine from age 38 to 39
1845
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Texas enters the union - 28th at age 38
1846
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Iowa enters the union - 29th at age 39
1846-1848
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The Mexican-US War from age 39 to 41
1848
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Oregon organized as a territory at age 41
1848
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NY allows women to own real estate at age 41
1848
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1st gold rush in California at age 41
1848
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Wisconsin enters the union - 30th at age 41
1849
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Fizeau measures speed of light at age 42
1849-1852
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Zachary Taylor president of the US from age 42 to 45
1850
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US pop reaches 23 million at age 43
1850
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California enters the union - 31st at age 43
1850
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Utah (included Nevada) organized as a territory at age 43
1850
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World pop. est. at 1.1 billion at age 43
1850
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New Mexico organized as a territory at age 43
1851
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Gold rush in Australia at age 44
1852-1859
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3rd Cholera pandemic from age 45 to 52
1853
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Washington (included pt. of Idaho) organized as a territory at age 46
1853-1856
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Franklin Pierce president of US from age 46 to 49
1854-1856
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Crimean War from age 47 to 49
1854
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Nebraska organized as a territory at age 47
1854
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Kansas organized as a territory at age 47
1857-1866
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Transatlantic cable laid from age 50 to 59
1857
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Dred Scott decision: Blacks could not be US citizens at age 50
1857-1860
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James Buchanan president of US from age 50 to 53
1858
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Minnesota enters the union - 32nd at age 51
1858
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India bill transfers government of India to England at age 51
1859
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Oregon enters the union - 33rd at age 52
1859
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Darwin pub. Origin Of Species at age 52
1859
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Oil Well at age 52
1860
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Rifled barrel invented at age 53
1860
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South Carolina Secedes from the Union at age 53
1861-1865
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Abraham Lincoln president of US from age 54 to 58
1861
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Colorado organized as a territory at age 54
1861-1865
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Civil War from age 54 to 58
1861
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Nevada organized as a territory at age 54
1861
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South Dakota organized as a territory at age 54
1861
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Kansas enters the union - 34th at age 54
1861-1865
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Confederate States of America Exist from age 54 to 58
1861
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The Apache Declare War on the US at age 54
1861
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Gold rush in New Zealand at age 54
1861
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Transcontinental Telegraph completed at age 54
1861
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North Dakota organized as a territory at age 54
1862
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US Homestead act at age 55
1863
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Idaho organized as a territory at age 56
1863-1879
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4th Cholera pandemic from age 56 to 72
1863
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Arizona organized as a territory at age 56
1863
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Emancipation Proclamation frees southern slaves at age 56
1863
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Battle of Gettysburg at age 56
1863
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West Virginia enters the union - 35th at age 56
1864
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Nevada enters the union - 36th at age 57
1864
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Louisiana organized as a territory at age 57
1865
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Lister invents Disinfection at age 58
1865
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President Lincoln assassinated at age 58
1865
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Ku Klux Klan founded at age 58
1866-1868
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Andrew Johnson president of US from age 59 to 61
1866
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Walker, Mitchell 1st elected US black officials (Massachusetts) at age 59
1867
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Diamonds discovered in South Africa at age 60
1867
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Nebraska enters the union - 37th at age 60
1867
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Dynamite at age 60
1867
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Alaska purchased from Russia at age 60
1868-1878
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War between Cuba and Spain from age 61 to 71
1869-1876
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Ulysses S Grant president of US from age 62 to 69
1869
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Financial black friday caused by attempt to corner gold at age 62
1869
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Trans-continental railroad completed at age 62
1869
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Cutty Sark built at age 62
1869
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Suez canal opened at age 62
1870
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US black men can vote at age 63
1870-1871
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Franco-Prussian war from age 63 to 64
1870
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1st black US senator (Hiram Revels) at age 63
1871
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Great Fire destroys Chicago at age 64
1873
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Color Photographs at age 66
1873-1878
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Depression, banks fail from age 66 to 71
1876
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Little Big Horn - Battle at age 69
1876
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Telephone (Bell, Latimer) at age 69
1876
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American Centennial at age 69
1876
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Colorado enters the union - 38th at age 69
1877
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Wax Cylinder Musical Recordings at age 70
1877-1880
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Ruthorford B Hayes president of US from age 70 to 73
1878
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1st commercial telephone exchange in US at age 71
1879
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Zulu war at age 72
1879
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Electric Light Bulb (Edison) at age 72
1881-1896
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5th Cholera pandemic from age 74 until after timeline
1881-1885
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Chester Arthur president of US from age 74 to 78
1881
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James A Garfield president of US at age 74
1881
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President Garfield assassinated (dies of med. care) at age 74
1884
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1st subway at age 77
1884
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Motorcycle at age 77
1885-1888
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Grover Cleveland president of US from age 78 to 81
1885
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Automobile at age 78
1886
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Induction Telegraph (Grandville T. Woods) at age 79
1887
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X-Rays (Tesla, not Rontgen!) at age 80
1888
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Great Blizzard of 1888 - 400 deaths at age 81
1888
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70...77 rpm musical records at age 81
1889
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Montana enters the union - 41st at age 82
1889-1892
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Benjamin Harrison president of US from age 82 until after timeline
1889
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North Dakota enters the union - 39th at age 82
1889
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South Dakota enters the union - 40th at age 82
1889
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Washington enters the union - 42nd at age 82
1889
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Holerith invents the punch card at age 82
1890
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Oklahoma organized as a territory at age 83
1890
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Wyoming enters the union - 44th at age 83
1890
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Idaho enters the union - 43rd at age 83
1890
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Battle of Wounded Knee at age 83


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