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January 24, 1811 Last of several acts to renew the charter of the first Bank of the United States fails in Congress
January 24, 1848 Discovery of gold at Sutters Mill in California California
  Compromise of 1850
January 24, 1854 Salmon Chase (writer) and Charles Sumner (editor) release the "Appeal of the Independent Democrats
in Congress to the People of the United States," attacking the Nebraska Act. (the appeal was written before the act was revised)
  Charles Sumner
  Salmon P. Chase
  Kansas-Nebraska Act
  Democratic Party
January 24, 1856 Franklin Pierce rejects the Topeka Constitution because the vote did not constitute "...the body politic" Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
  Franklin Pierce
January 24, 1861 Lucy, a female slave from Wheeling who fled to Cleveland, Ohio, is returned to her owner. She is the last slave to be returned under the Fugitive Slave Law West Virginia

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June 15, 1864
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Siege of Petersburg Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Army of Northern Virginia
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  Siege of Petersburg
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May 10, 1865
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