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Year 1855 Timeline
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January 09, 1855    

Clipper Guiding Star disappears in Atlantic, 480 dies

  
  
  
  
January 31, 1855    

Western railroads blocked by snow

  
  
  
  
February 03, 1855    

Wisconsin Supreme Ct declares US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional

  
  
  
  
February 04, 1855    

Soldiers shoot Jewish families in Coro, Venezuela

  
  
  
  
February 05, 1855    

British govt of Palmerston forms

  
  
  
  
February 10, 1855    

US citizenship laws amended all children of US parents born abroad granted US citizenship

  
  
  
  
February 24, 1855    

US Court of Claims forms for cases against govt

  
  
  
  
March 02, 1855    

Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia

  
  
  
  
March 03, 1855    

Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use

  
  
  
  
March 03, 1855    

Congress authorizes registered mail

  
  
  
  
March 06, 1855    

Gustave Flaubert writes goodbye to Louise Colet

  
  
  
  
March 08, 1855    

1st train crosses 1st US railway suspension bridge, Niagara Falls

  
  
  
  
March 15, 1855    

Louisiana establishes 1st health board to regulate quarantine

  
  
  
  
March 24, 1855    

Manhattan Kansas founded as New Boston Kansas

  
  
  
  
March 27, 1855    

Abraham Gesner patents kerosene

  
  
  
  
April 21, 1855    

1st train crosses Miss River's 1st bridge, Rock Is Ill-Davenport Ia

  
  
  
  
April 26, 1855    

Composer Gioacchino Rossini leaves Italy

  
  
  
  
April 28, 1855    

1st veterinary college in US incorporated in Boston

  
  
  
  
May 03, 1855    

Antwerp-Rotterdam railway opens

  
  
  
  
May 05, 1855    

NYC regains Castle Clinton, to be used for immigration

  
  
  
  
June 01, 1855    

US adventurer Wm Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery

  
  
  
  
June 05, 1855    

Anti-foreign anti-Roman Catholic Know-Nothing Party's 1st convention

  
  
  
  
June 13, 1855    

Opera Les Vˆpres Sicilenne is produced (Paris)

  
  
  
  
June 17, 1855    

Heavy French/British bombing of Sebastopol, 2000+ killed

  
  
  
  
June 20, 1855    

Commissioners appointed to lay out SF streets west of Larkin

  
  
  
  
July 20, 1855    

1st train from Rotterdam to Utrecht in Netherlands

  
  
  
  
July 31, 1855    

Hottest July in Stockholm since at least 1756 (21.4øC avg)

  
  
  
  
August 01, 1855    

Castle Clinton in NYC opens as 1st US receiving station for immigrants

  
  
  
  
August 03, 1855    

Rotterdam-Gouda railway opens

  
  
  
  
August 04, 1855    

John Bartlett publishes Familiar Quotations

  
  
  
  
August 09, 1855    

Battle of Acapulco during Mexican Liberal uprising

  
  
  
  
September 08, 1855    

Crimean war - assault of Malakof Tower under Mac-Mahon)

  
  
  
  
September 27, 1855    

George F Bristow's Rip Van Winkle, 2nd American opera, opens in NYC

  
  
  
  
October 09, 1855    

Isaac Singer patents sewing machine motor

  
  
  
  
October 09, 1855    

Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Mass patents 1st calliope

  
  
  
  
October 17, 1855    

Bessemer steelmaking process patented

  
  
  
  
October 18, 1855    

Franz Liszt's Prometheus, premieres

  
  
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