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The First Democrat elected after the Civil War, Grover Cleveland was the only President to leave the White House and return for a second term four years later.
The Johnstown Flood (or Great Flood of 1889 as it became known locally) occurred on May 31, 1889. It was the result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated 14 miles (23 km) upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water (4.8 billion U.S. gallons; 18.2 million cubic meters; 18.2 billion litres). The flood killed over 2,200 people and caused US$17 million of damage. It was the first major disaster relief effort handled by the new American Red Cross, led by Clara Barton.
America <br />1887-1892<br />Darlene Lowndes<br />
US PRESIDENT<br />http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/grovercleveland<br />
1887The Dawes General Allotment Act was enacted by the U.S. Congress regarding the distribution of land to Native Americans in Indian Territory (later Oklahoma). It was signed into law February 8, 1887. Named after its sponsor, U.S. SenatorHenry L. Dawes of Massachusetts, the act was amended in 1891 and again in 1906 by the Burke Act. The act remained in effect until 1934. The act provided for the division of tribally held lands into individually-owned parcels and opening "surplus" lands to settlement by non-Indians and development by railroads<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Act<br />
The Hatch Act of 1887<br />ch. 314, 24 Stat. 440, <br />enacted 1887-03-02, 7 U.S.C. § 361a et seq.) <br />gave federal land grants to states in order to <br />create a series of agricultural experiment <br />stations, as well as pass along new information, <br />especially in the areas of soil minerals and<br />plant growth. State agricultural stations <br />Created under this act were usually connected <br />with land-grant state colleges and universities<br />founded under the Morrill Act of 1862.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/<br />http://library of congress<br />
UC BERKELEY<br /> <br />1887 • Earthquake scienceEarth Sciences professors set up the Western Hemisphere's <br />first string of seismographic stations, to systematically record <br />seismic activity and publish these earthquake records<br />http://berkeley.edu/about/hist/timeline.shtml<br />
National Geographic Society Founded<br />1888<br />http://www.nationalgeographic.com/<br />
Oklahoma Land Rush<br />1889<br />http://library of congress<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Run_of_1889<br />
PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON<br />1889<br />http://www.whitehouse.gov/about/presidents/benjaminharrison<br />
NEW UNITED STATES 1889<br />North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington<br />
Johnstown Flood<br />1889<br />Johnstown, PA June 1889Main Street, Looking west.The New York TimesPhoto Archine.<br />http://newyorktimes<br />
HULL HOUSE<br />FOUNDED 1889 BY JANE ADDAMS<br />Jane Addams Hull-House Museum<br />http://www.uic.edu/jaddams/hull/_museum/visitors.html<br />
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK<br />1890<br />http://www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm<br />
NEW UNITED STATES 1890<br />IDAHO & WYOMING<br />
NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION FOUNDED<br />1890<br />50th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage - 6c<br /> <br />(Suffragettes, 1920, and Woman operating Voting Machine)<br /> <br />50th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage - <br /> <br />(Suffragettes, 1920, and Woman operating Voting Machine) <br /> <br />http://www.usapostagestamps.com/1970/Women_Suffrage_6c.htm<br />
GENERAL ELECTRIC FOUNDED<br />1892<br />This Room is Equipped With<br />EDISON ELECTRIC LIGHT<br />Do not attempt to light with<br />Match. Simply turn key on wall by the door<br />The use of electric for lighting is in no way harmful<br />To health, nor does it effect the soundness of sleep<br />http://www.ge.com/innovation/timeline/index.html<br />
SIERRA CLUB<br />1892<br />John Muir (1838-1914) was America's most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club. This website, known as the "John Muir Exhibit" features his life and contributions. <br />http://www.sierraclub.org/john_muir_exhibit/<br />
BALTIMORE CRISIS<br />1891<br />The Baltimore Crisis was a diplomatic incident that took place <br />between Chile and the United States of America as the result of <br />growing US influence in the South Coast of the Pacific in the 1890s.<br /> It remains a nodal event because it marked a dramatic shift in United<br /> States-Chile relations. It was triggered by the stabbing of two US sailors<br /> in the "True Blue Saloon" in Valparaíso on 16. October 1891.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Crisis<br />
Homestead Strike<br />1892<br />It was one of the most serious disputes in US labor history. The dispute <br />occurred at the Homestead Steel Works in the Pittsburgh-area town of <br />Homestead, Pennsylvania. The Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel <br />Workers (AA) was an American labor union formed in 1876. It was a <br />craft union representing skilled iron and steel workers.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_Strike<br />
1887State Normal College for Colored Students<br />FLORIDA A & M <br />Land Grant School 1891<br />-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are institutions of higher education in <br />the United States designated by each state to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts<br /> of 1862 and 1890. The Morrill Acts funded educational institutions by granting <br />federally controlled land to the states for the states to develop or sell to raise funds <br />to establish and endow "land grant" colleges. The mission of these institutions as <br />set forth in the 1862 Act is to focus on the teaching of agriculture, science and <br />engineering as a response to the industrial revolution and changing social class<br /> rather than higher education's historic core of classical studies.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_grant_college<br />
EXPANSION OF SECOND MORRILL ACT 1890<br />Historically black schools as land grant colleges<br />This act required each state to show that race was not an admissions criterion, <br />or else to designate a separate land-grant institution for persons of color.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrill_Land-Grant_Colleges_Act<br />
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