Mirabilis Member Years

There shall be initially 410 Mirabilis Members. Mirabilis is latin for miracle. The Mirabilis Members will each be unique in that they will adopt a year in the great American story.


Sequoia and Yellowstone national Parks created by Congress.

The 7th Cavalry kill more than 150 Lakota Sioux at Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

United Mine Workers Union organized.


Striking workers marching in Chicago turned into Haymarket Riot which results from bomb thrown at police, killing seven. Four anarchists hanged for throwing the dynamite and inciting the riot.


Grover Cleveland became the first and only President to be elected twice in non-concurrent terms.

Carnegie Steel Company launched, producing more steel in one year than in the entire United Kingdom.


Economic panic caused large downturn in economy.

“World’s Fair” in Chicago showcased new inventions, architecture, and industrial arts. One pundit exclaimed that “everything man is capable of inventing has been done!”


Organized by Socialist Eugene V. Debs, national railroad strike of Pullman car operators began in Chicago with 4,000 employees and spread across the country. President Cleveland took national action against the strikers. In the course of the strike thirty were killed and fifty-seven injured and millions of dollars in property were destroyed.


J.P. Morgan and the Rothschilds banks sold the United States government enough gold to survive the depletion in the treasury.


Ohio Republican Civil War hero, William McKinley elected President over populist Democrat candidate William Jennings Bryan, who will be the party nominee two more elections and lose them all.


Klondike gold rush began.

The “yellow journalism” of Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst in the United States covered the unrest in Cuba, favorable to the rebels, and agitated for retaliation against Spain


The United States went to war with Spain over oppression in the island of Cuba. The war lasted three months and three weeks at the cost of about 3,000 American and 16,000 Spanish lives, more than 90% of them from disease.


The United States received the Philippines, Guam, Puerto Rico, and Cuba as a result of the War with Spain.

War with the United States broke out in the Philippines because the U.S. refused to grant independence.

Vice President Garret Hobart died in office, opening the way for a new candidate in the upcoming Presidential election. The reluctant choice will be Spanish-American War hero Theodore Roosevelt.