1859 in the United States

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Events from the year 1859 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

  • June 8 – The discovery of the Comstock Lode in the western Utah Territory (present-day Nevada) sets off a rush of prospectors to the area.
  • June 15 – The so-called Pig War border dispute between the Americans and the British on the San Juan Islands begins by the death of the namesake pig.

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

The Last Moments of John Brown by Thomas Hovenden, 1882–1884

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Ongoing[edit]

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