The 1880s: The Invention Of The 1880s

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The 1880s were years of invention. During this period some things that were invented were coco- cola, a prototype of a phonograph, first motion picture camera, wall street journal, 5 time zones, and many more. America had only been around for about a 100 years. The Brooklyn Bridge opens in 1883. The United States population now exceeds fifty million. James A. Garfield is elected president in 1880. He is then shot in 1881 but does not die until two months later. Then his Vice President Chester Arthur becomes president. In 1881 Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company. The OK corral battle takes place in 1881. In this time period Billy the Kid and Jesse James are both shot and killed. Statue of Liberty arrives
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