|Anna Cora Mowatt||Arts and Literature||Politics||Science and Philosophy|
|1810||1819 Born in Bordeaux, France||1815
First professional theatre group in the American West is established in
1816 Gas lighting is used for the first time in the Chestnut Theatre
Siege of Moscow is lifted.
Battle of 1812 between U.S. and England
Georges Cuvier founds comparative vertabrate paleontology
1814 George Stephenson constructs the first effective steam locomotive.
|1820||1825 Arrives in America with Parents||1820
Debut of actor Edwin Forrest
1821 Debut of actor Junius Brutus Booth in Richmond, VA
1826 Opening of the Bowery Theatre, NY
The Missouri Compromise
1823 The Monroe Doctrine
iron steamship is launched.
1821 Michael Faraday builds the first electric motor.
1825 Erie canal opens
|1830||1834 Marries James Mowatt||1833 St. Charles Theatre opens in New Orleans, LA||1832 South Carolina threatens secession over the "Tariff of Abominations"||1834
Cyrus McCormick patents the reaper
1837 Samuel B. Morse invents the telegraph
Publication of Gulzara, or the Persian Slave
Appears as a public reader in Boston
1845 Fashion opens at the Park Theatre, New York
Debuts as an actress at the Park Theatre
1847 E.L. Davenport and Mowatt sail for a theatrical tour of England
Dion Boucicault, London Assurance
1842 Lord Tennyson, Morte d'Arthur and other Idylls
1844 Alexander Dumas, The Three Musketeers
1847 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre
Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
1849 Astor Place Riot
England cedes the southern part of Oregon Country to US.
1848 "Year of Revolutions" in Europe
Gold Rush begins
U.S. victory in the Mexican-American War
Women's Rights convention held in Seneca Falls, NY
John William Draper photographs the moon.
1841 Robert Wilhelm Bunsen invents the carbon- zinc battery
1846 Christian Schonbein invents gun-cotton
1847 Sir James Simpson uses chloroform as an anaesthetic during childbirth
James Mowatt dies. Six months later, Anna Cora returns to the
1853 Publication of Autobiography of an Actress
Retires from the stage
Marries William Foushee Ritchie
1855 Publication of Mimic Life
1857 Publication of Twin Roses
Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
1851 Herman Melville, Moby Dick
1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin
1854 Opening of the New Boston Theatre
Dion Bouicault appears in Grimaldi in Cincinnati
1855 H.W. Longfellow, Song of Hiawatha
Louis Napoleon caries out a coup d'etat in order
to change the constitution of France
1854 Passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act
1857 The Supreme Court's decision in the Dred Scott case renders the Missouri Compromise unconstitutional.
Robert Wilhelm von Bunsen invents the bunsen burner.
1851 Isaac Singer's first sewing machine is built
1852 Elisha Otis installs the first safety elevator
1859 Charles Darwin publishes Origin of Species by Natural Selection.
Edwin Drake drills the first oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania
Samuel G. Odgen (Mowatt's father) dies
Anna Cora sails for England (leaving Ritchie)
1861 Publication of The Mute Singer
1861-63 Lives in Paris, France
1863-65 Lives in Florence, Italy
1865-70 Lives in England
George Eliot, Mill on the Floss
1861 Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
1862 Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
1864 Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
1865 Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
|1861 American Civil War begins
1863 Emancipation Proclamation
1865 Civil War ends
Actor John Wilkes Booth assassinates President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre.
1867 U.S. buys Alaska from Russia
Louis Pasteur develops the germ theory of disease
Pierre Michaux and his son Ernst construct the first pedalled bicycle.
1865 First carpet sweeper and mechanical dishwashers are constructed.
George Mendel proposes laws of heredity.
1866 Alfred Nobel invents dynamite
|1870||1870 Dies in Twickenham, England||1870 Fyodor Dostoevsky, House of the Dead||1870 France declares war on Prussia||1870 Zenobe Theophile Gramme invents the first practical generator for direct current electricity.|
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