Greaser Act
The Greaser Act was an anti-Mexican law enacted in 1855 in California, thinly disguised as an anti-vagrancy statute. The law defined a vagrant as "all persons who are commonly known as 'Greasers' or ...
Portland Rum Riot
The Portland Rum Riot, also called the Maine Law Riot, was a brief but violent period of civil unrest that occurred in Portland, Maine on June 2, 1855, in response to the Maine law which prohibited th...
Klamath and Salmon River War
Klamath and Salmon River War, or Klamath War, or Red Cap War, was an American Indian War which occurred in Klamath County California from January to March 1855. The war began from incidents between l...
Gasconade Bridge train disaster
The Gasconade Bridge train disaster was a rail accident at Gasconade, Missouri on November 1, 1855.At the time of the disaster, the Pacific Railroad was being built west from St. Louis toward the Paci...
Gasconade Bridge train disaster - Wikipedia
78th New York State Legislature
The 78th New York State Legislature, consisting of the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly, met from January 2 to April 14, 1855, during the first year of Myron H. Clark's governorsh...