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37 Star Flag

Years Flown: 1867 - 1877

US Presidents:

Andrew Johnson (1865-1869) 

Ulysses S Grant (1869-1877)

Rutherford B Hayes (1877-1881)

The 37 Star Flag became official with the admission of Nebraska (March 1st 1867) and was to last for 10  years.

Politics and Government


March 30, 1870: The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, granting African American men the right to vote.


May 10, 1869: The First Transcontinental Railroad is completed, connecting the East and West coasts of the United States.


March 3, 1875: The Civil Rights Act of 1875 is signed into law, prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations.


July 15, 1870: Georgia becomes the last Confederate state to be readmitted to the Union.


July 4, 1876: The United States celebrates its centennial anniversary with the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.


Science, Technology and Medicine


November 9, 1867: The first stock ticker is unveiled in New York City, revolutionizing financial communication.


January 1, 1870: Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins in New York City.


March 17, 1876: Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his invention of the telephone.


November 14, 1876: The first known photograph of a tornado is taken near Howard, South Dakota.


October 21, 1879: Thomas Edison successfully tests his electric light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.





May 6, 1869: Purdue University is founded in West Lafayette, Indiana.


May 15,1869: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton found the National Women's Suffrage Association (NWSA), advocating for women's rights, including the right to education.



Arts, Culture and Literature


December 6, 1869: The Knights of Labor, a labor union, is founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


December 25, 1870: Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the United States.


April 9, 1872: The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska, promoting tree planting and conservation.


February 23, 1875: The first performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 takes place in Boston, Massachusetts.


Mark Twain publishes "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" in 1876, a classic of American literature that captures the cultural nuances of the time.




November 6, 1869: First college football game, Princeton at Rutgers, with Rutgers winning 6-4.


May 17, 1875, the first Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Aristides wins the inaugural race, starting a long-standing tradition.


The National League, the first major professional baseball league, is established on February 2, 1876, in New York City, with William A. Hulbert as its president.



International Events (July 4, 1867 - July 3, 1877)


November 15, 1867: The Suez Canal in Egypt opens, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea.


October 1, 1867: The Dominion of Canada is officially established through the British North America Act.


September 4, 1870: Emperor Napoleon III is deposed and the Third Republic is proclaimed in France.


March 27, 1871: The first international rugby football match is played in Scotland, setting the stage for modern rugby.


December 25, 1868: The first traffic lights are installed outside the British Houses of Parliament in London.


November 2, 1868: The Spanish composer and virtuoso cellist Pablo Casals is born.


November 30, 1872: The first international soccer match is played between England and Scotland in Glasgow. 


April 3, 1868: The Shogunate is abolished in Japan, leading to the Meiji Restoration.

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