February 3: The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution,
guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote, is ratified.
Wilson's family moves to Columbia, South Carolina after his
father is appointed a professor in the Columbia Theological Seminary.
Susan B. Anthony and 12 other women are arrested for trying
to vote in the presidential election.
The New York gun manufacturing company Remington & Sons begins
to mass produce the typewriter, one of the nineteenth century's many remarkable
Wilson's family moves to Wilmington, North Carolina.
April 15: French painters Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir,
Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro, Berthe Morisot, Alfred Sisley, Armand Guillaumin
and Edgar Degas hold an exhibit of their own work featuring a new style of
painting - Impressionism.
Wilson enrolls in Princeton University.
February 14: Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone.
Post-Civil War Reconstruction ends in the South with the
departure of the last Federal troops from South Carolina.
A Constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote is
introduced in Congress. The wording will remain unchanged during the 41 years
it takes for the amendment to finally pass in both houses.
Wilson graduates from Princeton University.
Thomas Edison invents the incandescent light bulb.