A collection of world events between 1492 and 1859, focusing on the 17th and 18th centuries. Please refer to the Guide for more info, tips and Search examples...

NAScBd1792Nov02Future US president James K. Polk is born
NAScGv1844Dec04James K. Polk elected 11th president of US
NAScGv1845Mar04James K. Polk inaugrated at 11th president
NAScGw1848Feb14James K. Polk becomes first President photographed in office by Mathew Brady
NAMvEp Dec05President James K. Polk triggers Gold Rush of ’49, confirms California gold discovery
NAScGw  29Gas lights first installed at White House (James K. Polk’s administration)
NAScGv1849Mar04U.S. has no president, James K. Polk’s term ended on a Sunday, Zachary Taylor can’t be sworn-in, Senator David Atchison’s (President pro tem) term ended on March 3rd

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