Draft commences in First an Second Wards. Representatives from over one hundred veteran regiments, and the orphan children of soldiers and sailors killed during the rebellion. Emperor of Brazil and large number of distinguished visitors present; grand music by large chorus and orchestra.
Single fares remained at 6 cents. Attend service in Christ Church, sermon preached in the original Cymric. Armstrong, music typographer of Philadelphia, hanged at Camden, N. Afterwards known as Hunting Park. Prizes for six-oared barges won by the Riverside; four-oared, Pythias; double sculls, the W. William Penn arrived at Philadelphia.
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Prize for four-oared gigs won by the Pennsylvania Club, time, 20m, 20s. Grand ball at the Academy of Music, in the evening. Work commenced on dismantling and taking down the coliseum Building, corner Broad and Locust Streets site of Hotel Walton in order to remove the same to Boston. Benjamin Hunter, convicted of the murder of John M. Opening of the Centennial International Exhibition of Industry, at the Centennial grounds, Fairmount Park, by the President of the United States, in presence of members of Congress, Supreme Court, Cabinet, and many other National, State and municipal officers, and over one hundred and fifty thousand people. Most of the cattle escaped.
Great cyclone and wind storm. The schooner Harmonie capsized and sunk in the Delaware off South Street during a gale. As the home of Congress, Philadelphia was the capital of the nation, and would remain so until District of Spring Garden incorporated. At the sugar refinery of George L. Philip de Neri attacked.
During the time they were in the city they held meetings, and it was estimated that they were attended by more than one million and fifty thousand persons. From Baltimore to Philadelphia, return, 2 hours, 13 minutes. Explosion at cartridge factory of Prof. Boiler explosion at I. Moody and Sanky's meetings at the old Pennsylvania freight depot, southwest corner of Thirteenth and Market Streets, closed. Probably ten thousand horses belonging to passenger railway companies, etc.
Attend service in Christ Church, sermon preached in the original Cymric. Whitaker, Pawtucket Club, R. Fire at chemical works of Hance Bros. Himes, members of the Perseverance Hose Company, killed. Monument and statue to the memory of Christopher Columbus, procured by the Italians of Philadelphia, dedicated in Centennial grounds. Ordinance passed compelling the owners and occupants of houses in the city in the city to provide and keep in repair any number of leathern buckets not exceeding six for each building, to be used in extinguishing fires.
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Church, Germantown, was consecrated, being out of dept. President Lincoln's body escorted to Independence Hall by a large military and civic precession. Four-oared gig-race between the classes of the University of Pennsylvania, national course, Schuylkill River.
Edward the Confessor, N. Landenberger, Randolph Street above Columbia Avenue. First prize won by Dennis F.
Two persons killed and six injured. Ground broken for Cohocksink M. Course, lower side of Market Street to Cooper Street. Cornerstone laid of second United States Mint , S. Persons passed over the ice to Camden; skating lasted for some days. Eight men on each side, ten shots each.
Church, corner Hancock and Diamond Streets, dedicated. Fall regatta of the Schuylkill Navy. Seventeen families burned out.
The ice above Columbia Bridge, Schuylkill River, started, but formed a gorge at the bridge, backing up the water as far as Manayunk. Cornerstone laid of M. Grand German festival at Washington Retreat. Porter executed at Bush Hill on July 2,
- The main building were: An excursion train on the North Pennsylvania Railroad leaving the Cohocksink depot, Germantown Avenue and Thompson Street, containing about six hundred children and young people of St. A grand Te Deum, in honor of the event, sung at St. In the United States Gazette appeared an advertisement, Orders for Leigh Coal will be received at Arch Street in quantities not less than one ton, at thirty cents per bushel of eighty pounds. Probst hung on June 8th. Elbert, on Edward and Lydia Streets, above Hancock.
- Boiler explosion at I. Subsequently July 26 the Chancellor of New Jersey granted an injunction prohibiting the sale and transfer as contrary to law. Steam frigate Chattanooga sunk at League Island. Single scull prize won by J.
Fire at the W. German peace celebration; procession nine miles long; various trades and occupations in line. Plans for Public Building adopted. Grand celebration of the opening of the Centennial year, at the State House, by hoisting the grand Union flag, together with illuminations, ringing of bells, blowing of steam whistles and firing of cannon and firearms, at midnight, between December 31 and January 1. English, first inning ; second, ; total, Four-oared gig-race between the classes of the University of Pennsylvania, national course, Schuylkill River.
The emigrants settled in Montgomery, Berks and Lehigh Counties. United States Centennial Commission met for the last time at the Continental Hotel, and received and adopted the final report of the committee on finance and accounts. Sunday car case argument on habeas corpus before Justice Thompson of Supreme Court. Arrival of the English ship St. Seventh and Norris Sts.
The journeymen printers met at Keystone hall and resolved that they would take up their shooting sticks in their country's cause. Parade of Volunteer Firemen, embodying many of the old volunteer companies of Philadelphia, with companies from other parts of the Union. First skiff steamboat navigated on the Delaware River, by John Fitch.
McClure's paper The Times, published. John Chambers celebrated at his church, services lasting for one week. Act to incorporate the city of Philadelphia passed by the Legislature. Fire at the Arch Street Opera House, by which the interior was burned out. Eighth General Convention of the American St.