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1755
British deport French settlers of Acadia

    

1836
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow begins teaching modern languages at Harvard.

   
    
   

1841
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Skeleton in Armor"

1841
Longfellow, "The Wreck of the Hesperus," in Ballads and Other Poems

   
    
   

1842
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Poems on Slavery

1842
With the encouragement of his friend Charles Sumner, Longfellow publishes "Poems on Slavery

   
    
   

1847
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "Evangeline"

    

1855
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "The Song of Hiawatha"

   
    
   

1856
Senator Charles Sumner caned after delivering his speech "Crime Against Kansas

    

1858
Longfellow, "The Courtship of Miles Standish"

   
    
   

1861
Longfellow publishes "Paul Revere's Ride" in Atlantic Monthly

    

1863
Longfellow , "Tales of a Wayside Inn"

   
    
   

1879
Children give Longfellow a chair from the "spreading chestnut"

    

1901
Maine Historical Society opens Wadsworth-Longfellow House

   

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