Second Enforcement Act.
The Great Fire hits Chicago; over seventeen thousand buildings destroyed.
Boss Tweed exposed in New York Times; Tweed Ring overthrown.
Second Ku Klux Klan Act passed to enforce Fourteenth Amendment.
First female college president, Frances Elizabeth Willard, elected to the position at Evanston College for Ladies.
First Hebrew and Yiddish newspaper published in America.
Thomas Eakins paints The Champion Single Sculls.
James McNeill Whistler paints Arrangement in Grey and Black ("Whistler's Mother").
Fisk Jubilee Singers tour the US and Europe.