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U.S. & World
1870 - The 15th Amendment to the Constitution is officially ratified, giving African-Americans
the legal right to vote.
1873 - Jesse James and the James-Younger gang complete their first successful train robbery in the West.
1876 - General Custer and the 7th U.S. Cavalry are routed at the Battle of Little Bighorn.
1878 - The Edison Electric Company begins operations.