HISTORICAL EVENTS DURING THE LIFETIME OF

FRANCESCO LORENZO LUIGI ODDENINO

1861-1956

The U.S. Civil War began
1861 to 1865

Confederate Troops fired on Fort Sumter
Friday, 12 April 1861 to Sunday, 9 April 1865

Francesco Lorenzo Luigi Oddenino was born
Friday, 4 October 1861

The Battle of Shiloh was won by the Union
Monday, 7 April 1862

President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation
Monday, 22 September 1862

Confederate forces win the Battle of Chancellorsville
Monday, 4 May 1863

West Virginia became the 35th state
Saturday, 20 June 1863

The Battle of Gettysburg was won by the Union
Friday, 3 July 1863

Nevada became the 36th state
Monday, 31 October 1864

Atlanta was set afire and burned
Tuesday, 15 November 1864

The Union army finished the famous "March to the Sea," and took Savanah
Wednesday, 21 December 1864

Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in the U.S
1865

The U.S. Civil War ended
1865

The Confederate States of America surrender
Sunday, 9 April 1865

Andrew Johnson became the 17th President of the United States
Saturday, 15 April 1865

Tennessee was the 1st state to be readmitted to the United States
Tuesday, 24 July 1866

Nebraska became the 37th state
Friday, 1 March 1867

The United States bought the Alaska Territory from Russia
Saturday, 30 March 1867

President Andrew Johnson was impeached
Monday, 24 February 1868

President Andrew Johnson was acquitted of all charges in his impeachment
Saturday, 16 May 1868

The U.S. Senate acquitted President Andrew Johnson of all 11 Articles of Impeachment
Saturday, 16 May 1868

Arkansas was the 2nd state to be readmitted to the United States
Monday, 22 June 1868

Florida was the 3rd state to be readmitted to the United States
Thursday, 25 June 1868

Louisiana was the 5th state to be readmitted to the United States
Thursday, 25 June 1868

North Carolina was the 6th state to be readmitted to the United States
Thursday, 25 June 1868

South Carolina was the 7th state to be readmitted to the United States
Thursday, 25 June 1868

Alabama was the 4th state to be readmitted to the United States
Tuesday, 14 July 1868

The first transcontinental railroad was completed in the U.S
1869

The Suez Canal was completed
1869

Ulysses Grant became the 18th President of the United States
Thursday, 4 March 1869

The ring armature, the first practical electric dynamo was invented
1870

The Franco-Prussian War began
1870 to 1871

Virginia was the 8th state to be readmitted to the United States
Wednesday, 26 January 1870

Mississippi was the 9th state to be readmitted to the United States
Wednesday, 23 February 1870

Texas was the 10th state to be readmitted to the United States
Wednesday, 30 March 1870

Georgia was the 11th state to be readmitted to the United States
Friday, 15 July 1870

The Franco-Prussian War ended
1871

Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone in the U.S
1876

Nicholas August Otto invented a gas engine that became the prototype for the modern internal combustion engine
1876

Colorado became the 38th state
Tuesday, 1 August 1876

Rutherford Hayes became the 19th President of the United States
Monday, 5 March 1877

Thomas Edison patented the phonograph which used wax-coated cylinders
1878

William Booth founded the Salvation Army
1878

Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb in the U.S
1880

James Garfield became the 20th President of the United States
Friday, 4 March 1881

Chester A. Arthur became the 21st President of the United States
Tuesday, 20 September 1881

Thomas Edison installed power-producing dynamos at Holborn Viaduct Station in London
1882

Charles Parsons patented the steam turbine
1884

Karl Benz built the first petrol-powered motor car
1885

Grover Cleveland became the 22nd President of the United States
Wednesday, 4 March 1885

George Eastman designed the hand-held Kodak camera in the U.S
1888

John B. Dunlop invented the pneumatic tire
1888

Nikola Tessla invented the alternating-current electric motor in Italy
1888

Francesco Lorenzo Luigi Oddenino and Mary Elizabeth Delph (Wife) were married
Wednesday, 19 September 1888

North Dakota became the 39th state
Saturday, 2 March 1889

South Dakota became the 40th state
Saturday, 2 March 1889

Benjamin Harrison became the 23rd President of the United States
Monday, 4 March 1889

Montana became the 41st state
Friday, 8 November 1889

Washington became the 42nd state
Monday, 11 November 1889

Idaho became the 43rd state
Thursday, 3 July 1890

Wyoming became the 44th state
Thursday, 10 July 1890

Rudolf Diesel patented his heavy-oil engine
1892

Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States
Saturday, 4 March 1893

John Francis Oddenino (Son) was born
Saturday, 26 January 1895

Alia Kile Bazzle (Daughter-in-law) was born
Monday, 28 October 1895

Henry Ford manufactured his first motor car
1896

Utah is the 45th state
Saturday, 4 January 1896

Marconi built the first wireless telegraph station on the Isle of Wight
1897

The Creed teleprinter for newspapers was invented by Frederick Creed
1897

William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States
Thursday, 4 March 1897

Spain declared war on the United States
Sunday, 24 April 1898

The United States declared war on Spain
Monday, 25 April 1898

The United States annexed Guam
Monday, 20 June 1898

The United States annexed Hawaii
Thursday, 7 July 1898

The Spanish-American War ended when a peace treaty was signed
Monday, 6 February 1899

Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin built the first rigid airship
1900

Theodore Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States
Monday, 4 March 1901

Celina Carlotta Paracca (Mother) died
Thursday, 23 April 1903

Oklahoma became the 46th state
Saturday, 16 November 1907

William Taft became the 27th President of the United States
Thursday, 4 March 1909

New Mexico became the 47th state
Saturday, 6 January 1912

Arizona became the 48th state
Wednesday, 14 February 1912

Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States
Tuesday, 4 March 1913

Giuseppe Domenico Felipe Oddenino (Father) died
Tuesday, 23 September 1913

The Archduke Ferdinand of the Ottoman Empire was assassinated in Sarajevo
Sunday, 28 June 1914

World War I began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia
Tuesday, 28 July 1914 to Saturday, 28 June 1919

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that the United States was neutral in the war
Tuesday, 18 August 1914

The British passenger ship Lusitania was sunk by German U-Boats. 128 Americans were killed
Friday, 7 May 1915

Germany issues an apology for the Americans killed in the Lusitania sinking
Tuesday, 5 October 1915

President Woodrow Wilson refuses the compromise on Lusitania reparations
Monday, 31 January 1916

Germany admits full liability for Lusitania incident and recognizes the United State's right to claim indemnity
Sunday, 6 February 1916

John Francis Oddenino (Son) and Alia Kile Bazzle (Daughter-in-law) were married
Saturday, 2 December 1916

The Germans sank three United States ships without warning
Sunday, 18 March 1917

The United States declared war against Germany
Monday, 2 April 1917

The United States declared war on Germany and entered World War I
Friday, 6 April 1917

Thomas Anthony Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Tuesday, 16 October 1917

Alicia Teresa Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Thursday, 31 October 1918

World War I ended when the The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France
Saturday, 28 June 1919

Louis Lee Oddenino (Grandson) was born
Tuesday, 12 October 1920

Warren Harding became the 29th President of the United States
Friday, 4 March 1921

John Francis Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Monday, 29 May 1922

Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States
Friday, 3 August 1923

David Franklin Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Wednesday, 23 April 1924

Evelyn Elizabeth Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Wednesday, 6 January 1926

The United States Army Air Corp was established
Friday, 2 July 1926

Charles Lawrence Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Thursday, 25 August 1927

Mary Elizabeth Delph (Wife) died
Monday, 26 March 1928

Herbert Hoover became the 31st President of the United States
Monday, 4 March 1929

The "Great Depression" began on Black Tuesday when the New York Stock Exchange crashed to an all-time low
Tuesday, 29 October 1929

Lula Jane Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Thursday, 6 March 1930

Alfred Emanuel Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Friday, 19 June 1931

Franklin Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States
Saturday, 4 March 1933

Sarah Anne Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Friday, 6 October 1933

Adolf Hitler broke the Treaty of Versailles when he ordered troops to march into the Rhineland
Saturday, 7 March 1936

Mary Alice Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Monday, 8 March 1937

Germany invaded Poland which began World War II in Europe
Friday, 1 September 1939 to Sunday, 2 September 1945

Both Britain and France declared war on Germany
Sunday, 3 September 1939

The British completed the evacuation of over 300,000 soldiers from Dunkirk, France
Tuesday, 4 June 1940

Nancy June Oddenino (Grandchild) was born
Sunday, 16 June 1940

France and Germany signed an armistice, dictated by Germany, which took France out of the war
Saturday, 22 June 1940

Germany invaded the Soviet Union
Sunday, 22 June 1941

Japan Attacked Pearl Harbor
Sunday, 7 December 1941

The United States declared war on Japan
Monday, 8 December 1941

Germany and Italy declared war on the United States
Thursday, 11 December 1941

The Bataan Death March began in Mariveles in the Philippines
Friday, 10 April 1942

The Battle of Midway turned the tide of the war in the Pacific
Thursday, 4 June 1942

200,000 German soldiers surrendered at Stalingrad
Tuesday, 2 February 1943

Japan abandons the Aleutian Islands
Saturday, 21 August 1943

D-Day when Allied forces invaded Normandy
Tuesday, 6 June 1944

Louis Lee Oddenino (Grandson) and Louise Ellen Cash (Relative) were married
Wednesday, 7 June 1944

The Battle of the Bulge began and would last until 25 Jan 1945
Saturday, 16 December 1944

Marines landed on Iwo Jima. After long battle, the traditional Japanese island fell the U.S
Monday, 19 February 1945

Harry Truman became the 33rd President of the United States
Thursday, 12 April 1945

Germany surrendered unconditionally (VE-Day)
Tuesday, 8 May 1945

The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan
Monday, 6 August 1945

The Soviet Union declared war on Japan
Wednesday, 8 August 1945

The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan
Thursday, 9 August 1945

World War II ended when Japan laid down her arms and surrendered to the United States
Tuesday, 14 August 1945

The official Japanese surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay
Sunday, 2 September 1945

The United Nations was established
Wednesday, 24 October 1945

The "Cold War" began when Winston Churchill proclaimed that "an iron curtain has swept across the continent."
Tuesday, 5 March 1946

Jane Carolyn Oddenino (Great-granddaughter) was born
Thursday, 7 August 1947

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was created
Monday, 4 April 1949

The Korean War started when North Korea invaded South Korea
Sunday, 25 June 1950 to Thursday, 4 June 1953

Michael Louis Oddenino (Great-grandson) was born
Sunday

Dwight Eisenhower became the 34th President of the United States
Tuesday, 20 January 1953

Janet Sue Oddenino (Great-granddaughter) was born
Saturday

The Korean War ended when North Korea accepted the United Nations proposals
Thursday, 4 June 1953

Judy Ann Oddenino (Great-granddaughter) was born
Wednesday

The first U.S. combat troops arrived in Vietnam
Thursday, 8 March 1956

Francesco Lorenzo Luigi Oddenino died
Saturday, 10 March 1956