Timelines for year 1881
His family moved from Detroit, Michigan, to a small farm near Cleveland, Ohio, in 1881.
Licensed as a pharmacist at 19 (1881). He worked as a pharmacist during his imprisonment for embezzlement (1898-1901).
J.D. Salinger's father's family originally came from Sudargas, a small shtetl (Jewish village), which was then located in the Russian Empire near the present day border of Poland and Lithuania. His great-grandfather Hyman Joseph Salinger moved from Sudargas to the town of Taurage when he married the daughter of a prominent family. Hyman's son Simon F. Salinger emigrated to the United States in 1881, marrying Fannie Copland, a Lithuanian immigrant living in Wiles-Barre, Pennsylvania. Simon Salinger went to medical school and became a physician. When he died in 1960, he was just shy of his 100th birthday. J.D. Salinger's father Solomon was born in 1887, the second child of five children.
Amo Ingraham was the daughter of the famous composer Herbert Ingraham (1881-1910). In 1936, Amo took the time to renew many of her father's 1909 and 1910 copyrights in her name.
Served on the United States senate from March 4, 1881, to March 3, 1887.
Organized The American Red Cross as a branch of the International Committee of the Red Cross. It was founded on 21 May 1881 and she became its first president.
His son, Robert, who was in Washington when his father was killed, was also on the scene when Garfield was shot in 1881 and McKinley was assassinated in 1901.
Credited with founding Tuskegee Institute in 1881.
He was the last surviving participant of the Gunfight of the O.K. Corral, which took place in Tombstone, Arizona, USA at 3 p.m. on October 26, 1881.
Prolific poet Edgar A. Guest (1881-1959) was her great-uncle.
U.S. Secretary of War, 1881-1885. Son of President Abraham Lincoln.
He declined an invitation to join his father, President Abraham Lincoln at Ford Theatre the night of his assassination, although he was at his father's bedside when he died. He accepted invitations to attend the events where both President James A. Garfield and President William McKinley were assassinated in 1881 and 1901 respectively. After McKinley's assassination, he became deeply troubled by the co-incidence that every time a President had invited him to a public function, they had been assassinated whether or not he accepted the invitations. Consequently, he politely let it be known to all of McKinley's successors that they refrain from inviting him to public functions that they would be attending. He made an exception in 1923 when he was invited by President Warren G. Harding to attend the dedication ceremony for the Lincoln Memorial, which was his final public appearance.