The Schweiss Family Historical Timeline
From 1780 to 2002


Part 1 ... 1780 to 1906



1231-1808 : Papal Inquisition

1478-1834 : Torquemada's Spanish Inquisition

1760-1820 : Reign of King George III (Hanover)

1775-1783 : American Revolutionary War against the British

1775-1782 : British war in India

1780 : *** MICHAEL SCHWEISS BORN *** (Approximate year)
Benjamin Franklin discovers lightning is electricity

1781 : Uranus discovered

1783 : 1st working hot air balloon

1784 : Thomas Jefferson's proposal to ban slavery defeated

1786 : The Dollar is adopted

1786 : First attempts at indoor lighting with gas (UK, Germany)

1787 : New Jersey enters the union - 3rd

1787 : Pennsylvania enters the union - 2nd

1787 : Delaware enters the union - 1st

1787 : Constitution is approved by the constitutional congress

1788 : South Carolina enters the union - 8th

1788 : New York enters the union - 11th

1788 : Constitution goes into effect

1788 : New Hampshire enters the union - 9th

1788 : Maryland enters the union - 7th

1788 Massachusetts enters the union - 6th

1788 : Connecticut enters the union - 5th

1788 : Georgia enters the union - 4th

1788 : Virginia enters the union - 10th

1789-1796 : George Washington selected 1st President

1789 : US Army Established

1789 : North Carolina enters the union - 12th

1790 : Coast Guard Established

1790 : 1st official US census

1790 : Rhode Island enters the union - 13th

1791 : Federal Bill of rights adopted

1791 : Vermont enters the union -14th

1792 : Denmark 1st to forbid trade in slaves

1792-1815 : Napoleonic war from

1792 : Kentucky enters the union - 15th

1793 : Eli Whitney invents Cotton Gin (increases need for slaves)

1793 : Marie Antoinette beheaded

1794 : Slavery abolished in French colonies

1794 : US Navy Established

1794 : US Post Office Established

1796 : France's presses get right of free speech

1796 : Tennesee enters the union - 16th

1796-1800 : John Adams elected 2nd president of US

1796 : Vaccination against Smallpox

1798-1800 : Undeclared war with France

1798 : US Marine Corps Established

1798 : Lithography invented

1798 : Mississippi organized as a territory

1799 : Rosetta Stone found

1800 : 1st Battery (Volta)

1800-1809 : Thomas Jefferson elected president of US

1800 : Russia annexes Georgia

1800 : US capital moves from Philadelphia to Washington DC

1802 : Babylonian cuniform deciphered

1803 : Ohio enters the union

1803 : Fulton propels vessel by steampower

1803 : Louisiana Territory Purchased

1804-1806 : Lewis and Clark Expedition

1804 : *** MICHAEL SCHWEISS marries BARBARA HEHR ***
Haiti independent - 1st black country in Western Hemisphere

1805 : *** GEORG(E) SCHWEISS BORN ***
Thomas Jefferson re-elected president of US

1805 : Morphine isolated

1807 : Robert Fulton makes 1st practical steamboat voyage

1808 : Import of new slaves into US Is banned

1808 : Pompeii excavation begins in earnest

1809-1816 : James Madison elected president of US

1809 : Charles Darwin born

1810 : US pop. reaches 7.2 million

1810 : Homeopathy founded

1812 : Missouri organized as a territory

1812 : Louisiana enters the union - 18th

1812-1814 : War of 1812

1815 : Sumbawa volcano (Indonesia) erupts; 50,000 killed

1815 : Battle of Waterloo

1815 : French outlaw slavery in France

1816 : Photographic Negative

1816 : Indiana enters the union - 19th

1816 : Stethoscope invented

1817-1825 : Erie canal constructed

1817-1823 : 1st Cholera pandemic

1817-1824 : James Monroe president of US

1817 : Mississippi enters the union - 20th

1817 : Pentrich Revolution - England's last revolution

1817 : Alabama organized as a territory

1818 : Illinois enters the union - 21st

1818 : Savannah 1st steamship to cross the Atlantic

1819 : Arkansas organized as a territory

1819 : Oersted discovers electro-magnetism

1819 : Alabama enters the union - 22nd

1820 : Maine enters the union - 23rd

1820-1830 : Reign of King George IV (Hanover)

1821-1829 : Greek war of Independence

1821 : Missouri enters the union - 24th

1821 : 1st US women's college

1821 : US pop. reaches 9.2 million

1822 : Florida organized as a territory

1824 : Internal Combustion Engine

1824-1828 : John Quincy Adams president of US

1824 : Erie canal finished

1826 : 1st railroad tunnel (England)

1827 : Ohms Law formulated

1827 : Ship's propeller (screw)

1827 : 1st Black newspaper "Freedom's Journal"

1828 : 1st Webster's Dictionary

1828-1836 : Andrew Jackson president of US

1828 : 1st railroad in the US

1829-1851 : 2nd Cholera pandemic

1829 : 1st US patent on a typewriter

1830-1860 : Underground railroad leads 100,000 slaves to freedom in US

1830-1837 : Reign of King William IV (Hanover)

1830 : Mormons (Latter Day Saints) founded

1832 : Horse-drawn trolleys in New York

1833 : Slavery abolished in British Empire (home and colonies)

1833 : Telegraph

1834 : Modern computer conceived by Charles Babbage

1835 : Halley's Comet

1835 : Mormon leader Joseph Smith prophesies of 'coming of lord' by 1891

1835-1842 : 2nd Seminole War

1836 : Texas war for independence from Mexico

1836 : Battle of the Alamo

1836 : Arkansas enters the union -25th

1837 : Depression and Panic in the US - inflation, speculation

1837-1901 : Reign of Queen Victoria (Hanover)

1837 : Michigan enters the union - 26th

1837-1840 : Martin Van Buren president of US

1838 *** GEORG(E) SCHWEISS marries ANNA MARIE HUTZLER ***

1838-1839 : Forced relocation of Cherokee

1839-1842 : Opium war between China and the English

1841-1844 : John Tyler president of US

1842 *** ADAM SCHWEISS BORN ***
:Chinese cede Hong Kong to the English

1844 : 1st telegraph line message, Washington to New York

1845 : Texas enters the union - 28th

1845 : Florida enters the union - 27th

1845-1846 : Irish Potato Famine

1845-1848 : James K Polk president of US

1846-1848 : The Mexican-US War

1846 : Iowa enters the union - 29th

1848 : 1st gold rush in California

1848 : NY allows women to own real estate

1848 : Wisconsin enters the union - 30th

1848 : Oregon organized as a territory

1849-1852 : Zachary Taylor president of the US

1849 : Fizeau measures speed of light

1850 : California enters the union - 31st

1850 : New Mexico organized as a territory

1850 : US pop reaches 23 million

1850 : World pop. est. at 1.1 billion

1850 : Utah (included Nevada) organized as a territory

1851 : Gold rush in Australia

1852-1859 : 3rd Cholera pandemic

1853-1856 : Franklin Pierce president of US

1853 : Washington (included pt. of Idaho) organized as a territory

1854 : Nebraska organized as a territory

1854-1856 : Crimean War

1854 : Kansas organized as a territory

1857-1860 : James Buchanan president of US

1857-1866 : Transatlantic cable laid

1857 : Dred Scott decision: Blacks could not be US citizens

1858 : Minnesota enters the union - 32nd

1858 : India bill transfers government of India to England

1859 : Oregon enters the union - 33rd

1859 : Darwin pub. Origin Of Species

1859 : Oil Well

1860 : South Carolina Secedes from the Union

1860 : Rifled barrel invented

1861-1865 : Abraham Lincoln president of US

1861-1865 : Civil War

1861 : Colorado organized as a territory

1861 : Nevada organized as a territory

1861 : South Dakota organized as a territory

1861-1865 : Confederate States of America Exist

1861 : The Apache Declare War on the US

1861 : Transcontinental Telegraph completed

1861 : Gold rush in New Zealand

1861 : North Dakota organized as a territory

1861 : Kansas enters the union - 34th

1862 : US Homestead act

1863 : West Virginia enters the union - 35th

1863 : Idaho organized as a territory

1863 : Battle of Gettysburg

1863 : Arizona organized as a territory

1863 : Emancipation Proclamation frees southern slaves

1863-1879 : 4th Cholera pandemic

1864 : Nevada enters the union - 36th

1864 : Louisiana organized as a territory

1865 : Ku Klux Klan founded

1865 : President Lincoln assassinated

1865 : Lister invents Disinfection

1866 : Walker, Mitchell 1st elected US black officials (Massachusetts)

1866-1868 : Andrew Johnson president of US

1867 *** GEORGE SCHWEISS BORN ***
Dynamite

1867 : Alaska purchased from Russia

1867 : Nebraska enters the union - 37th

1867 : Diamonds discovered in South Africa

1868 *** ADAM SCHWEISS marries MARGARETHA MEHLTRATER ***
*** JOHN SCHWEISS BORN ***

1868-1878 : War between Cuba and Spain

1869 : Financial black friday caused by attempt to corner gold

1869 : Trans-continental railroad completed

1869 : Cutty Sark built

1869-1876 : Ulysses S Grant president of US

1869 : Suez canal opened

1870 : 1st black US senator (Hiram Revels)

1870 : US black men can vote

1870-1871 : Franco-Prussian war

1871 : Great Fire destroys Chicago

1873-1878 : Depression, banks fail

1873 : Color Photographs

1874 *** APOLLONIA SCHWEISS BORN ***

1876 : *** FREDRICK SCHWEISS BORN ***
Telephone (Bell, Latimer)

1876 : Little Big Horn - Battle

1876 : Colorado enters the union - 38th

1876 : American Centennial

1877 : Wax Cylinder Musical Recordings

1877-1880 : Ruthorford B Hayes president of US

1878 : 1st commercial telephone exchange in US

1879 *** DOROTHEA SCHWEISS BORN ***
Zulu war

1879 : Electric Light Bulb (Edison)

1881-1885 : Chester Arthur president of US

1881 : President Garfield assassinated (dies of med. care)

1881 : James A Garfield president of US

1881-1896 : 5th Cholera pandemic

1884 : Motorcycle

1884 : 1st subway

1885-1888 : Grover Cleveland president of US

1885 : Automobile

1886 : Induction Telegraph (Grandville T. Woods)

1887 : X-Rays (Tesla, not Rontgen!)

1888 : Great Blizzard of 1888 - 400 deaths

1888 : 70...77 rpm musical records

1889-1892 : Benjamin Harrison president of US

1889 : North Dakota enters the union - 39th

1889 : Montana enters the union - 41st

1889 : Washington enters the union - 42nd

1889 : Holerith invents the punch card

1889 : South Dakota enters the union - 40th

1890 : Idaho enters the union - 43rd

1890 : Battle of Wounded Knee

1890 : Wyoming enters the union - 44th

1890 : Oklahoma organized as a territory

1891 : Mormon prophesy of 'coming of lord' by 1891 unfulfilled

1893-1897 : US Financial panic, depression

1893-1896 : Grover Cleveland president of US

1893 : Nikola Tesla invents Radio (not Marconi!)

1893 : New Zealand is 1st to grant women right to vote

1893 : Movies

1894-1895 : Chinese-Japanese war (1)

1894 : Plague in Hong Kong and China - 1 million die

1896 : Utah enters the union - 45th

1896 : Supreme court approves separate but equal segregation

1897-1904 : William McKinley president of US

1898 : Spanish American 1-year war

1899-1902 : Boer war

1899-1923 : 6th Cholera pandemic

1900 : Galveston Hurricane - 8,000 killed

1900 : Hawaii organized as a territory

1900 : Boxer rebellion in China

1901 : *** FREDRICK SCHWEISS marries ELIZABETH STADTHER ***
Third law of thermodynamics postulated (W. H. Nernst)

1901 : Oil discovered in Texas in significant amounts

1901 : Commonwealth of Australia founded

1901 : First British submarine launched

1901 : US President William McKinley assassinated

1901 : Max Planck formulates the Laws of Radiation

1901-1910 : Reign of King Edward VII (Saxe-Coburg)

1902 *** VERONICA SCHWEISS BORN ***

1903 : Nikola Tesla patents logic gates

1903 : Airplane

1904-1905 : Russian-Japanese war

1904 : Radar

1905 *** TWINS ANTON and JOSEPH SCHWEISS BORN ***

1905-1908 : Theodore Roosevelt president of US


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