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chronology prepared by Katharine Rogers (City University of New York (Emerita))

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DateAuthor EventsHistorical Events
1856
(to 1859)
Commercial refrigeration in US; technique refined in Australia
1856, May 21 The Sack of Lawrence
1856, May 24 Massacre of Pottawatomie Creek
1856, August 30 John Brown anti-slavery militancy
1856, November James Buchanan elected US President
1857 Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company collapses
1857, March 04
(to 1861, March 04)
Presidency of James Buchanan
1857, March 06 Dred Scott Decision
1857, August 24 The Financial Panic of 1857: nearly 5000 business fail by December
1857, October Irish Republican Brotherhood (Fenians) founded
1858 Japan and the USA sign a commerce and friendship treaty
1858, May 11 Minnesota admitted to the Union
1858, June 16 Abraham Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for US Senate
1858, August 21
(to 1858, October 15)
Debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas
1859 Dixie composed
1859, February 14 Oregon admitted to the Union
1859, May 12 A commercial convention calls for the African slave trade to be reopened
1859, August 27 Oil found at Titusville, Pa., by Edwin L. Drake
1859, August 27 First oil well in U.S.
1860 US population 31,443,321
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Citation:
Rogers, Katharine. "Author Chronology for L. Frank Baum". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 January 2009.
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/newlifeline.php?id_author_0=298, accessed 2 September 2014.]