1872- Ulysses S. Grant wins the presidency
March 10, 1876- Bell makes the first successfull telephone call by saying, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
1879- Edison invents lightbulb
May 21, 1881- The American Red Cross was established by Clara Barton.
Feb. 18, 1885- Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published for the first time.
1886- Statue of liberty dedicated
Feb. 12, 1892- Former President Lincoln's birthday is declared a national holiday in the US.
1898- Spanish-American War
1901- President McKinley assassinated
1903- Wrights' flight