History Quiz / It Happened in 1855

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Do you know what happened in 1855?

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This North American capitol is incorporated as a city.January 1
This inventor of the safety razor is born in Fond du Lac, WI.January 5
This 'Spartan' public university is founded.February 12
This banker, philanthropist and Secretary of the Treasury to presidents Harding, Coolidge and Hoover is born in Pittsburgh, PA.March 24
This author of 'Jane Eyre' dies in Yorkshire, England.March 31
This poet's collection of poems, 'Leaves of Grass', is published.July 4
This Tsar, who guided Russian geographic expansion to its all-time peak, dies at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.September 3
The Siege of Sevastopol, a major military action of this war, ends with a Russian defeat.September 9
This philosopher, known for his work on how one lives as a 'single individual', dies Copenhagen, Denmark.November 11
This Scottish explorer becomes the first European to see Victoria Falls in Africa.November 21

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