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Chapter 6 timeline
29 Sep 2017
The United States Congress passes the Civil Rights Act of 1866
Nebraska is admitted as the 37th U.S. state
The "golden spike" is driven marking the completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in Promontory, Utah.
Rutherford B. Hayes becomes President of the United States, succeeding Ulysses S. Grant.
Carrollton Massacre: 20 African Americans are killed in Mississippi.
The cornerstone of the new Stanford University, in northern California, is laid.
Oklahoma Territory is organized.
Colorado women are granted the right to vote.
Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.
19 die and 48 are seriously injured when the Ninth Avenue Elevated train derails in Manhattan.
Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
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