1856 in the United States

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1856 in the United States
Years: 1853 1854 185518561857 1858 1859

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1856 in the United States included some significant events that pushed the nation closer towards civil war.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

May 22: Preston Brooks attacks Charles Sumner.

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

  • August 15 – Charles E. Townsend, United States Senator from Michigan from 1911 till 1923. (died 1924)
  • September 5
    • Thomas E. Watson, United States Senator from Georgia from 1921 till 1922. Died in 1922.
    • William B. McKinley, United States Senator from Illinois from 1921 till 1926. Died in 1926.
  • September 9 – Richard R. Kenney, United States Senator from Delaware from 1897 till 1901. Died in 1931.
  • November 17 – Thomas Taggart, United States Senator from Indiana in 1916. Died in 1929.
  • December 22 – Frank B. Kellogg, United States Senator from Minnesota from 1917 till 1923. (died 1937)
  • December 28 – Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States from 1913 till 1921. Died in 1924.

Deaths[edit]

  • January 1 – John M. Berrien, United States Senator from Georgia from 1841 till 1852. (born 1781)
  • April 26 – George Troup, United States Senator from Georgia from 1816 till 1818 and from 1829 till 1833. (born 1780)
  • May 5 – William Crosby Dawson, United States Senator from Georgia from 1849 till 1855. (born 1798)
  • May 31 – John Milton Niles, United States Senator from Connecticut from 1835 till 1839 and from 1843 till 1849. (born 1787)
  • July 9
  • September 7 – Almon W. Babbitt, Mormon pioneer and first secretary/treasurer of Utah Territory (born 1812)
  • November 9 – John M. Clayton, United States Senator from Delaware from 1829 till 1836, from 1845 till 1849 and from 1853 till 1856. (born 1796)

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