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...
Wakarusa War
The Wakarusa War was a skirmish that took place in Kansas Territory during November and December 1855 as part of the Bleeding Kansas violence. It centered on Lawrence, Kansas, and the Wakarusa River ...
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...
Sixth Texas Legislature
The Sixth Texas Legislature met from 5 November 1855 to 1 September 1856 in its regular session and one adjourned session. All members of the House of Representatives and about half of the members of ...
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...
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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...