Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act
A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1880 · The Great Gale of 1880
The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.
1 English: variant of Geary 3.2 North German: from a personal name derived from gēr, gār ‘spear’ ( see Geary 2).3 Dutch: reduced form of van den Geer, a topographic name from geer ‘headland’.