U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire
The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1 Welsh: nickname for a fat man, from tew ‘plump’.2 English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire (Great, Little and Duns Tew), named with an Old English tīewe ‘row’, ‘ridge’. The surname has been established in Ireland since the 16th century.