Dating in 1800s
For the more important dates see the pages on 1914, 1925, 1975.
Many of the following quotes are from the Watchtower Society's Studies in the Scriptures Series.
Below you'll find a quick summary of the most important events by decade in the 1800s. Thomas Jefferson was in the White House, Lewis and Clark were heading west, a rebellion broke out in Ireland, Burr and Hamilton fought their duel, and Washington Irving kicked off American literature. The National Road made westward movement possible, Tecumseh organized Native Americans, the British burned the White House and the Capitol, Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, and Andrew Jackson became an American hero at the Battle of New Orleans. The Missouri Compromise held the Union together, very bitter elections picked American presidents, the Erie Canal made New York the Empire State, Andrew Jackson's inaugural party nearly wrecked the White House, and Scotland Yard came into being. A steam locomotive raced a horse, Andrew Jackson beat up the man who tried to assassinate him, Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos Islands, a siege at the Alamo became legendary, and Queen Victoria began her lengthy reign. Queen Victoria married the love of her life, "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" won an American election, the British suffered a disaster in Afghanistan, Ireland was ravaged by the Great Famine, and Gold Fever struck California. Compromises over slavery delayed the Civil War, empires clashed in the Crimean War, Lincoln debated Douglas, and John Brown's raid made war in America seem much more likely. The United States was torn by the Civil War, President Lincoln was assassinated, novelist Benjamin Disraeli became Britain's prime minister, John Muir arrived in Yosemite Valley, and hero of the Civil War Ulysses S.
Bismarck provoked the Franco-Prussian War, Yellowstone became the first National Park, Stanley found Livingstone, Boss Tweed went to jail, Custer met his end at the Little Bighorn, and the 1876 presidential election was most likely stolen. The Great Game was played out in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, Gladstone became prime minister, the Brooklyn Bridge opened with a huge celebration (and a disaster soon after), Krakatoa erupted, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor, and the Johnstown Flood shocked the nation. Lizzie Borden was charged with an ax murder, Yosemite became a National Park, the Panic of 1893 devastated the economy, the first modern Olympics were held in Greece,and Teddy Roosevelt shook up New York City before charging up San Juan Hill.
Colonial society came up with a fairly ingenious solution. Which makes modern parents look pretty lame by comparison. Not necessarily while bundling, but behind the barn, in the meadow, during the corn shuck fest.
This section covers some of the lesser known failed predictions and changed date doctrine of the Watchtower Society.
Set in over 3œ acres of glorious parkland and approached by a 400 yard long avenue of historic plane trees, this impressive château will take your breath away.
Elegant lines, high ceilings and large windows characterise this beautiful place, which is hidden away amid the bucolic rolling hills of the south Vienne, yet only 3 km off the N147.
A time capsule with newspapers dating back to the 1800s was discovered at the construction site.
The last hands to touch the time capsule did so nearly 140 years ago, when they placed it in the building’s cornerstone.