|Timeline 1855-1859 |
Return to algis.com 1855 Jan 5, King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor), was born.
1855 Jan 9, The clipper ship Guiding Star disappeared in Atlantic and 480 died.
1855 Jan 21, John M. Browning, US weapons manufacturer, was born.
1855 Feb 5, Viscount Palmerston (70) became Britain's prime minister and served until his death in 1865.
(PC, 1992, p.273)
1855 Feb 10, US citizenship laws were amended to include all children of US parents born abroad.
(MC, 2/10/02) 1855 Feb 11, Josephine Marshall Jewell Dodge, American educator, pioneer in the concept of day nurseries for children, was born. (HN, 2/11/01) 1855 Feb 22, In Washington DC the Know-Nothing Party seized control of the Washington Monument Association and kept control for 3 years. (ON, 3/00, p.10) 1855 Feb 24, US Court of Claims was formed for cases against the government. (MC, 2/24/02) 1855 Feb, There was a run on the California bank in Columbia and rumors of a failure caused a run throughout the state.