January 2019

  • 235th anniversary of the Continental Congress ratifying the Treaty of Paris ending the Revolutionary War on January 14, 1784
  • 100th anniversary of the beginning of Prohibition on January 16, 1919
  • 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference, also known as the Versailles Peace Conference, following the the end of World War I on January 18, 1919

February 2019

  • 230th anniversary of George Washington being elected President on February 4, 1789
  • 210th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln on February 12, 1809 
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Olustee or the Battle of Ocean Pond fought in Baker County, Florida during the Civil War on February 20, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the first Union prisoners arriving at Camp Sumter military prison at Andersonville, Georgia during the Civil War  on February 27, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the start of the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid, which targeted Richmond, during the Civil War on February 28, 1864

March 2019

  • 230th anniversary of the first session of Congress meeting in New York City on March 4, 1789
  • 240th anniversary of Congress establishing the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers on March 11, 1779
  • 155th anniversary of the start of the Red River Campaign during the Civil War, which was fought along the Red River in Louisiana on March 12, 1864
  • 40th anniversary of the Three Mile Island Unit 2 reactor, partially melting near Middletown, Pa., on March 28, 1979

April 2019

  • 230th anniversary of the election of the first Speaker of the House, Frederick Muhlenberg on April 1, 1789
  • 155th anniversary of the Fort Pillow Massacre during the Civil War on April 12, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Plymouth during the Civil War on April 17, 1864
  • 330th anniversary of the Boston Revolt, a popular uprising against the rule of Sir Edmund Andros, the governor of the Dominion of New England on April 18, 1689
  • 230th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington onApril 30, 1789

May 2019

  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Wilderness Forest on May 5, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of Union troops taking Snake Creek Gap on May 9, 1864
  • 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869
  • 50th anniversary of Hamburger Hill during the Vietnam War on May 11, 1969
  • 155th anniversary of Bloody Angle on May 12, 1864
  • 215th anniversary of Lewis and Clark departing on their expedition on May 14, 1804
  • 155th anniversary of VMI cadets fighting in Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864
  • 65th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision declaring separate public schools as unconstitutional on May 17, 1954
  • 250th anniversary of George Washington criticizing “taxation without representation”, Washington presented a stack of non-importation resolutions to the Virginia House of Burgesses on May 17, 1769
  • 75th anniversary of Operation Chattanooga Choo-Choo, a successful bombing raid on railroads in Germany during World War II on May 22, 1944
  • 85th anniversary of the death of Bonnie and Clyde on May 23, 1934
  • 265th anniversary of the Battle of Jumonville Glen, also known as the Jumonville affair, which was the opening battle of the French and Indian War.  It took place near what is present-day Hopwood and Uniontown in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. A company of colonial militia from Virginia under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Washington along with Mingo warriors ambushed a force of 35 Canadiens under the command of Joseph Coulon de Villiers de Jumonville on May 28, 1754
  • 130th anniversary of the Johnstown flood, which claimed the lives of 2,209 people when the South Fork Dam failed flooding Johnstown, Pennsylvania on May 31, 1889

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June 2019

  • 240th anniversary of the court-martial of Benedict Arnold during the Revolutionary War on June 1, 1779
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Cold Harbor during the Civil War June 1, 1864
  • 245th anniversary of Parliament completing the Quartering Act which allows for British troops to say in private American homes on June 2, 1774
  • 95th anniversary of the Indian Citizenship Act granting citizenship on all Native Americans born in the United States on June 2, 1924
  • 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote on June 4, 1919
  • 75th anniversary of the Allies liberating Rome on June 4, 1944
  • 75th anniversary of D-Day, also known as Operation Overlord the Allies landing on Normandy beach, during World War II on June 6, 1944

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  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Petersburg beings, also known as the Siege of Petersburg, during the Civil War on June 15, 1864

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  • 135th anniversary of the first roller coaster opening in America (Coney Island) on June 16, 1884
  • 75th anniversary of the Battle of Philippine Sea during World War II on June 19, 1944
  • 75th anniversary of FDR signing the GI Bill, officially known as the Serviceman's Readjustment act of 1944 provided veterans with unemployment compensation, low-interest homes and other loans on June 22, 1944
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the Civil War on June 27, 1864
  • 75th anniversary of U.S. Troops liberating Cherbourg, France on June 27, 1944

July 2019

  • 55th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act prohibiting racial discrimination in the work place, education, and outlawed racial segregation  on July 2, 1964
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy during the Civil War on July 9, 1864
  • 215th anniversary of the Burr and Hamilton duel, resulting in Hamilton's death on July 11, 1804
  • 240th anniversary of the Penobscot expedition, a 4,000 man naval expedition launched by Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War on July 19, 1779
  • 50th anniversary of the first man (Neil Armstrong) walking on the moon on July 20, 1969
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta during the Civil War on July 22, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Kernstown during the Civil War on July 24,1864
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Ezra Church during the Civil War on July 28, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of the Crater during the Civil War on July 30, 1864

August 2019

  • 105th anniversary of the beginning of WWI after Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, Germany and Russia declared war against each other and Germany prepared to invade France on August 1, 1914
  • 75th anniversary of the capture of Anne Frank after 25 months hiding in Amsterdam, an unknown informant alerted the Nazi Gestapo of the Frank's whereabouts.  They were arrested and sent to a concentration camp in Holland on August 4, 1944
  • 240th anniversary of the Battle for the Bronx during the Revolutionary War on August 5, 1779
  • 55th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation on August 8, 1974
  • 85th anniversary of Federal prisoners landing on Alcatraz on August 11, 1934
  • 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival on August 15, 1969
  • 105th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal on August 15, 1914
  • 155th anniversary of the Union attack on Globe Tavern railroad during the Civil War on August 18, 1864
  • 225th anniversary of the Battle of Fallen Timbers during the Revolutionary War on August 20, 1794
  • 235th anniversary of the State of Franklin declaring independence. "The State of Franklin (also the Free Republic of Franklin or the
    State of Frankland) was an unrecognized and autonomous territory located in what is today Eastern Tennessee, United States. Franklin was created in 1784 from part of the territory west of the Appalachian Mountains that had been offered by North Carolina as a cession to Congress to help pay off debts related to the American War for Independence. It was founded with the intent of becoming the fourteenth state of the new United States." Wikipedia on August 23, 1784
  • 205th anniversary of the British burning Washington during the War of 1812 on August 24, 1814
  • 75th anniversary of the liberation of Paris during the World War II on August 25, 1944
  • 240th anniversary of the Battle of Chemung during the Revolutionary War on August 29, 1779
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Jonesboro during the Civil War on August 31, 1864

September 2019

  • 155th anniversary of Atlanta falling to Union forces during the Civil War on Sept 1, 1864
  • 230th anniversary of Congress finding the U.S. Treasury Department to oversee the Nation's debt on Sep 2, 1789
  • 245th anniversary of the Continental Congress convening for the first time on Sep 5, 1774
  • 205th anniversary of the American Victorious on Lake Champlain saving New York from possible invasion during the War of 1812 on Sep 11, 1814
  • 205th anniversary of Francis Scott Key penning the Star-Spangled Banner during the War of 1812 on Sep 13, 1814

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  • 75th anniversary of Operation Stalemate, U.S. Marines land on Peleliu during World War II on Sep 14, 1944
  • 225th anniversary of George Washington laying the cornerstone for the U.S Capitol on Sep 18, 1793
  • 240th anniversary of the capture of Baton Rouge by the Spaniards during the Revolutionary War on Sep 21, 1779
  • 230th anniversary of the first U.S. Supreme Court on Sep 24, 1789
  • 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden during World War II on Sep 26, 1944
  • 240th anniversary of the appointment of John Adams is appointed to negotiate peace with Britain on Sep 27, 1779
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights during the Civil War on Sep 29, 1864

October 2019

  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Saltville during the Civil War on Oct 2, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Allatoona during the Civil War on Oct 5, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Darbytown Road during the Civil War on Oct 7, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Tom’s Brook during the Civil War on Oct 9, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek during the Civil War on Oct 19, 1864
  • 245th anniversary of Congress creating the Continental Association. "The Continental Association, often known simply as the "Association", was a system created by the First Continental Congress in 1774 for implementing a trade boycott with Great Britain. Congress hoped that by imposing economic sanctions, they would pressure Great Britain into redressing the grievances of the colonies, in particular repealing the Intolerable Acts passed by the British Parliament. The Association aimed to alter Britain's policies towards the colonies without severing allegiance." Wikipedia on Oct 20, 1774
  • 215th anniversary of the ratification of the Louisiana Purchase on Oct 20,1803
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Westport during the Civil War on Oct 23, 1864
  • 115th anniversary of the NYC subway opening on Oct 27, 1904
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Hatcher’s Run during the Civil War on Oct 27, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of the Second Battle of Fair Oaks during the Civil War on Oct 28, 1864

November 2019

  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Johnsonville during the Civil War on Nov 4, 1864
  • 30th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down, ending the separation of East and West Berlin on Nov 9, 1989
  • 65th anniversary of Ellis Island closing, several million immigrants would go through Ellis Island starting in the late 1800's to enter America on Nov, 12 1954
  • 155th anniversary of the destruction of Atlanta during the Civil War on Nov 12, 1864
  • 155th anniversary of Sherman’s March to the Sea during the Civil War on Nov 15, 1864
  • 80th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt laying the cornerstone for the Jefferson Memorial on Nov 15, 1939
  • 230th anniversary of when New Jersey ratified the Bill of Rights, becoming the first State to do so. "On November 20, 1789, New Jersey became the first state to ratify the Bill of Rights - the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Of the twelve articles proposed, New Jersey actually approved eleven. The first, relating to how federal representation would be determined based on population, was ratified by New Jersey but not by the required number of states. The second, relating to the salaries of members of Congress, was rejected by New Jersey, but then approved in 1992 as the 27th Amendment. Articles 3 through 12 became the 1st through 10th Amendments, guaranteeing the fundamental rights and freedoms of all American Citizens. A full transcription and image of New Jersey's original parchment Bill of Rights are provided below." State of New Jersey on Nov 20, 1789
  • 75th anniversary of an air raid on Tokyo targeting the Nakajima aircraft engine works, 111 B-29 Superfortress bombers were involved, but little damage was done to their targets on Nov 24, 1944
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin during the Civil War on Nov 30, 1864

December 2019

  • 240th anniversary of Washington establishing winter quarters at Morristown, New Jersey during the Revolutionary War on Dec 1, 1779
  • 135th anniversary of the completion of the Washington Monument on Dec 6, 1884
  • 155th anniversary of Sherman arriving in Savannah, Georgia during the Civil War on Dec 10, 1864
  • 100th anniversary of the establishment of Scotts Bluff National Monument in Gering, Nebraska on Dec. 12, 1919
  • 220th anniversary of George Washington’s death on Dec 14, 1799
  • 155th anniversary of the Battle of Nashville during the Civil War on Dec 15, 1864
  • 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge during World War II on Dec 16, 1944
  • 155th anniversary of the Bombardment of Fort Fisher during the Civil War on Dec 24, 1864

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Larisa Moran, Regional Editor, The History List. On Instagram: History_Dame1776