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  • Andrew Carnegie born

    Industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie is born in Dunfermline, Scotland. Carnegie immigrated to Allegheny, Pennsylvania with his family in the 1840s, where he later got a job working for a railroad. Carnegie is best known for founding Carnegie Steel Company, and for later selling his company to fund significant philanthropy across the United States and Europe.

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  • Battle of Missionary Ridge

    Union forces led by Major General Ulysses Grant decisively defeat the Confederate Army of Tennessee at the Battle of Missionary Ridge, ending the Siege of Chattanooga. 

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  • British troops leave New York

    Three months after the Treaty of Paris is signed, British troops leave New York City after a seven-year occupation.

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