1881 LIBERTY HEAD $2.5 PR65+ Deep Cameo
GEM DEEP CAMEO. ONLY 51 STRUCK. CAC.
In 1881, a series of significant events marked the year across various spheres, from technological innovations to political changes and natural disasters.
Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell formed the Oriental Telephone Company on January 25, marking a significant collaboration in the field of communication technology. February saw Kansas becoming the first U.S. state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages on February 19, and on February 22, Cleopatra's Needle was erected in Central Park, New York City.
The year also witnessed notable incorporations: Phoenix, Arizona, on February 5, and Pine City, Minnesota, on February 14. A notable natural event was the Parkfield earthquake in central California on February 2, with a magnitude of 5.6, causing some damage in the vicinity of Parkfield.
In the political arena, James A. Garfield was sworn in as the 20th president of the United States on March 4, but his presidency was tragically cut short when he was shot by Charles J. Guiteau on July 2. Garfield succumbed to his wounds and infections, passing away on September 19, leading to Vice President Chester A. Arthur becoming the 21st U.S. president.
Culturally, 1881 was the year the American Red Cross was established by Clara Barton on May 21, a significant milestone in humanitarian aid. The same day also saw the formation of the United States Tennis Association, laying the groundwork for the organization of tennis championships in the country.
July 14 marked the end of the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid, who was shot and killed by Pat Garrett outside Fort Sumner. Another significant event in the American Indian Wars was the surrender of Sioux chief Sitting Bull to U.S. troops at Fort Buford, Montana, on July 20.
The year also had its share of natural calamities, with the fifth hurricane of the 1881 Atlantic hurricane season hitting Florida and the Carolinas on August 27, claiming about 700 lives, and the Thumb Fire in Michigan on September 5, destroying over a million acres and killing 282 people????."
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