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May 09, 1800

John Brown was born

May 24, 1856

John Brown and his sons and followers killed five slaveholders at Pottawatomie Creek, Kansas

1858

John Brown met in Chatham, Ontario, with supporters to plan for armed insurrection of slaves

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1859

John Brown and followers established on a Maryland farm near Harpers Ferry

Other events that happened on or around 1859

Oct 16, 1859

John Brown attempted to seize federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry

Other events that happened on or around October 16, 1859

Nov 02, 1859

John Brown was convicted of murder, treason, and insurrection at the Jefferson County courthouse

Dec 02, 1859

John Brown was hanged in Charles Town

Jun 30, 1944

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park was authorized as a national monument, the first in West Virginia


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