1854 Allen Wilson of Conn patents sewing machine to sew curving seams 1859 Grading started for Market Street RR in San Francisco 1861 Battle of Black Water (American Civil War) 1862 Skirmish at Jackson, Salem Church, Tennessee (80 casualties) 1871 Albert L Jones of New York City patents corrugated paper 1884 Italy recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State 1887 Jake Kilrain and Jem Smith fight 106 round bare knuckle draw 1889 Bishop Museum founded in Hawaii 1891 1st Negro Catholic priest ordained in US, Charles Uncles, Baltimore 1891 Canadian Rugby Union forms 1903 Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn and Manhattan 1904 Dawson City hockey team begins 9 day walk to get a boat to Seattle to catch a train to Ottawa to play in Stanley Cup on Jan 13 1905 1907 239 workers died in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania 1910 1st US city ordinance requiring white and black residential areas in Baltimore 1910 Rayon 1st commercially produced in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania 1913 Jack Johnson fights Jim Johnson to a draw in 10 rounds for heavyweight boxing title 1916 Suriname Bauxite...

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